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
Author: Mike Cheatham
The Susquehanna;or how not to hear what they tell ya!
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!
Kentucky Lake – or how not to choose a launch…..
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…..
Cheatham in Cheatham Lake…or how not to 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….
Happy Anniversary!! to me…..
no fishing going on...stuck inside doing meetings....saw a facebook memory that got my attention though....so decided to kill a second...or two... On the anniversary of me being pulled from the stands of a high school softball game (twice), followed home by a county sheriff to meet with detectives after a SWAT team had swarmed … Continue reading Happy Anniversary!! to me…..
Brussel Sprouts and Covid-19…not for me.
With the KBF event on Pickwick/Wilson/Wheeler postponed, I was all set to hook up with the West Tennessee Bass Yakker’s and fish their event on Pickwick Lake. I have said before what a great bunch those folks are so I knew it would be fun. That was on Tuesday. On Friday night, the Friday before … Continue reading Brussel Sprouts and Covid-19…not for me.
Oh Nuts! I almost missed the B.A.S.S event!
Back from the inaugural Huk Bassmaster Bass Nation Kayak Series powered by TourneyX and presented by Abu Garcia on Lake Logan Martin in Pell City, Alabama. And it was incredibly awesome to just be a part of it all! I am working on a more comprehensive recap about the guys who did well….but I wanted … Continue reading Oh Nuts! I almost missed the B.A.S.S event!
Bored so let’s talk boards….should just shut up I know….but….too late…
Bored….reading the new rules for Hobie BOS concerning boards while perusing the social media posts that, although I have been homebound for days, I seemed to have missed. My mind is saying STOP, SHUT UP, DON’T DO IT….but I have to talk about tournaments somehow…. ….So…here we go…against all reason…. I applaud Hobie … Continue reading Bored so let’s talk boards….should just shut up I know….but….too late…
Help…or a grown man crying….
I am about to lose my mind up in here!!!! I am going to ramble, rant and well, pout for the next paragraphs....sorry I am not sorry. The good! Last night I was blessed to be on Topwater Live and talk about how fortunate I am to be writing about fishing….and fishing the larger events. … Continue reading Help…or a grown man crying….
2020….new boat, new truck…new attitude…same outcome…hope not!!
What do you do when you can’t fish? Well, I put new line on reels, replace hooks, reorganize tackle…and name kayaks for the new season. Ok, maybe silly…but I am going to have fun with the rest of my days on this earth! I have worked too much, still do…so why not enjoy it? I … Continue reading 2020….new boat, new truck…new attitude…same outcome…hope not!!