By Ken Smith
August 29, 2014
It has taken me almost a year to write this article. Not because the words wouldn’t come, but because the emotions were so raw. As a weekend tournament fisherman, specifically one that fishes the Walmart BFL circuits, I think there are three pinnacles most of us want to reach: To win a tournament, to win AOY, and to go to the All American. I have accomplished two of the three, and I’ve smelled the third, more than once, the hardest of which was at the regional on Ouachita when after a four-hour fog delay I could only put four keepers in the boat and missed going by a pound and 4 ounces.