Folks at home, folks at home, at long last we’re on the verge of learning that the only thing that could knock Ike out of the Classic was Ike himself.
As part of the organization’s 50th anniversary, B.A.S.S. has provided me with an opportunity to investigate and write a series of “Where are they now?” articles chronicling important players from our history. I started with “Randy Dearman and the Birth of Braid” and next I talked to Joe Thomas about his iconic collaboration with the late Tim Tucker entitled “Diary of a Bass Pro.”
After working eight Classics plus a number of Elite Series tournaments and Opens for BASS, I feel like I have the blogging game pretty much down. Sure, things change with increased focus on BASS Cams, Skype and BASS Live, but as far as the written word goes that status quo remains in play. Of course that doesn’t mean there aren’t little tricks of the trade that come into play, including semi-specialized equipment that makes the process easier or more reliable.
I’ve made no secret in this space of my respect and affection for Bass Cat Boats. I’ve owned four of them, used and new, and have a fifth one being transported to Virginia later this week. I liked the boats first, before I ever knew anyone at the company, but once I learned more about how they’re made and why some features are the way they are I became a fanatic.
We all pay attention when there are open disputes on the water, and rightfully so, but if we’re going to do that we also need to report on situations where anglers make the right decisions. It’s less sexy, less controversial, and might not generate as many clicks, but it’s important to present both sides of the coin.