We spent years as a military family, so moving was a pretty regular part of our lives until Ft. Campbell and Clarksville. My parents decided Tennessee was where we would end those travels in the early seventies. Mom being from Lookout Mountain, dad from Ducktown, it was close enough to family…but still not too close. Since landing here, … Continue reading thanks for it all Bobby Haskins
My wife and I travel together for tournaments and I do my best to keep things in perspective as we cross the US. It is not always about the tournament for us as a couple. Equally important is seeing new sights, tasting new foods, meeting new people. I mean, for real though, let’s be very serious….I have … Continue reading Possum Kingdom….not the Toadies version
I have fished the last two weekends with the Clarksville Area Kayak Fishing Group. We met up for check in at Mama Mea's in Dover and I realized just how much I missed the gatherings. Really missed them! I have never needed a win to chase all the tournaments – personally, I want to win, but it was never the … Continue reading Senko…post quarantine….hopefully…
First, I am not a writer so I find it hard to say that I have writers block. But I am trying to write an article for Rogue Fishing Company (coming soon) and am finding that the right words are as elusive as bass for a lot of the field on Chickamauga la couple of weeks ago. So instead … Continue reading Bending Branches…a customer review.
Lake Guntersville 2:10…day two of the NC, also the final day of the KBF Trail Championship. I am sitting at just under 80 inches, acutely aware that one decent upgrade will get me into the KBF Ten. I toss a Baby Bass Yamamoto Senko under a dock that I had pulled a bass from the day before; using a Zoom … Continue reading my KBF NC recap…and perspective
The move from my 20’s to my 30’s was a blur. Not because it happened so fast, but because I self-medicated with most legal/illegal/natural substances known at that time. The best I can remember, it was fun (say it often, glad there was no Facebook to document it!!)…but may contribute to why now in my 50’s I … Continue reading Torqeedo…resisted it for a while…
Some facts about my last tourney (and random stuff since): even the bear in my hotel saw the importance of masks and social distancing. I no longer write for Anglr…but I truly enjoyed the journey…it was an awesome year; you can still go catch up on all I did write; right here. Thanks to all who … Continue reading nothing of value…or educational…just cathartic release
First let me say that the Hobie PA14 with the 360 Mirage Drive handled the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania much better than its owner. Dodging in and out of exposed boulders, drifting over those just below the surface…then allowing me to flutter pedal in any direction to maintain motion in the swift waters; an … Continue reading The Susquehanna;or how not to hear what they tell ya!
Self-awareness is something I work hard to achieve. It is not easy. Even when my wife asked me last night if my choice was knowledge or Ego…I told her it was knowledge. I had caught over 90 inches in an hour and a half during pre-fishing. I just knew the fish would be there – … Continue reading Kentucky Lake – or how not to choose a launch…..
Today, I fished with the CAKFG. It is the “Cheatham” tourney; the lower boundary being Cheatham Dam. You would think with a name as great as that, I would love this event…but I loathe fishing the area. Every year I dread the tournament because I just do not enjoy fishing the waters above Cheatham Dam; … Continue reading Cheatham in Cheatham Lake…or how not to launch….