Submitted by Bstandiford on Sun, 11/03/2013 - 11:33
How I miss the competition already. With the tournament season over,I decided to fish liberty last weekend. When I fish I fish like I do in tournaments, a whole lot of casting and carefully approaching each area as not to spook any fish. I also like to time myself going to each spot. So last week with nothing on the line (practicing for upcoming tournament) I go to my first spot and after several casts it hit me, it doesn't quite feel the same. Then I hit some of my favorite area's still the same feeling. Then I realize I miss the competition that our tournaments provide. Now that I know what the reason was I can now try to enjoy the off season. Can't wait till next year.
Submitted by Bstandiford on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 19:02
Congratulations Rob and Ron on another anglers of the year title, the most coveted award in tournament fishing. It is a testament to your hard work and dedication. Also I would like to congratulate you guys as well as the teams of Barger and Wilson, Gangi and Kosdemba, Wisner and Wisner, Gordon and Wolfe, Constantine and Elliott, in reaching the 100-lb club in the six regular season tournaments. Way to go guys, a very impressive tournament season.
Submitted by Bstandiford on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 18:10
This can be the toughest, weed filled, chain pickerel bearing,fly biting,spot crowding body of water. ( I hope I did not forget anything ) . The Loch can pull the rug out from under you, especially when you think you have a pattern figured out. But when she is good she can be very very good. I did not get to pre-fish for the weekday warrior tournament so I was expecting the usual 8-10 12"-14" bass and maybe 10-15 pickerel. Boy I was pleasantly surprised, only 2 pickerel 2 non- keeper bass and approximately 18 quality bass! A respectable 19+ lb. weigh in for the day. Now with just over a week to the last regular season tournament I can only hope she is still in a giving mood.
Submitted by Bstandiford on Sat, 08/24/2013 - 08:23
Why I like the point system. First of all it gives every angler a chance for angler of the year as well as a berth in the TOC. It can also change strategies for an upcoming tournament. Do I go for broke because I have to, or because I am comfortably in the top tier in points. Or do I just try to have a good tournament to keep myself in contention for the TOC. These decisions are made by all of us and can effect other competitors chances as well. Finally, how many times do you check the Angler of the year points to see who's right behind you, or who you must catch to improve your chances for the TOC. This does keep the competitive juices flowing during the time between tournaments. This also encourages us to use our website for as much information as we can get. It's getting close, Good luck to all.
Submitted by Bstandiford on Sun, 08/04/2013 - 14:20
I am sick and tired of all of the cussing,screaming and loss of fishing time.
No I am not talking about my wife, I still love her after 32+ years.
I am talking about fluorocarbon line on my spinning reels. No matter how hard I try to eliminate line twist and watch for those annoying loops ( manually closing bail by hand ) they seem to happen as soon as I let my guard down. I think it has a mind of its own. Casting distance is reduced as well, I swear I hear it laughing at me as it struggles to go through the rods guides. Sometimes just as I think I can learn to appreciate it ( love the sensitivity ) it will spit out one those knots twenty feet from the lure, thus wasting about 6 dollars. So Therefore I end my relationship with this line on my spinning reels. I will continue to use it on my baitcasters and for leader use as well. I feel better already.