So how are things going? Are you ready for the Championship? I hear this quite often now and it is pretty cool! I recently have been fishing a lot. In my job as a firefighter I work 48/96, 2 days on and 4 days off. I have been trying to spend 5-10 hrs of those 4 days on a lake fishing and then I research every evening for the 2012 BASS Federation National Championship in Decatur, Alabama on Lake Wheeler in late October. So far since June 1st, I have logged 240 hours of fishing (probably why you haven't seen a blog from me in a while, LOL!!!). I figure since I can't get to Lake Wheeler everyday to practice, I will practice everyday that I can here and at as many areas I can find. I spend practically everyday researching information on Lake Wheeler, usually with books, magazines, and the internet. There is a lot of information out there.
So far I have found more places than I ever knew, where bass are in Boyd, Horsetooth, Lonetree and several other local lakes. I have also found how important it is to note the day and the conditions and stop fishing history. In competition I see many anglers fishing in areas where they have caught fish in the past and they tend to always go back to those spots believing that fish are always there. Fishing history does not seem to pay off as often as you may think. I had to change my way of thinking and as soon as I started to look at the conditons for the day and started thinking about the needs of the bass the more fish I began to catch. I began to see things differently, it has now become a competition between the bass and I.