By Mark Fong
October 25, 2012
It is Friday evening and you are busy preparing your tackle for the weekend's big tournament. After rigging numerous rod and reel combinations and tinkering with your tackle you are finally ready for the much anticipated day. An early morning wake up alarm, a quick stop to gas the boat and truck, culminating in a sleepy eyed drive to the lake. It’s tournament time. Game on.
If this scenario sounds familiar, you are not alone. I know this truth because I have played out this ritual myself more times than I can remember. After one particularly long and arduous tournament season, I began to wonder at what point the simplistic and joyful act of fishing had become so complex and involved. After some much needed time away from the water, I made the commitment to remember and to practice the art of “Simply Fishing.”