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The Chopping Block

The Chopping Block

With two and half Elite Series tournaments left this year, everyone is still fishing for something – everything from the AOY, to requalifying to just plain pride. If the season were to end today, young Bradley Roy would be our AOY, and usual suspects like AMart, KVD, Skeet, Palaniuk, Swindle and Hackney would be in the Classic.

The Price on Ike's Head

The Price on Ike's Head

While watching the television broadcast of the most recent Bassmaster Classic, I was utterly surprised by a portion of Mike Iaconelli’s “uniform.” There, on the forward-facing portion of his hat, where I’d expect to see a logo from Toyota or Under Armour or Abu-Garcia, sat three letters: I-K-E

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

At the first Grand Lake Classic, when it was 19 degrees, I learned about the value of a Stormr cold weather suit.At the most recent Hartwell Classic, when it was 13 degrees and a number of boats were still stuck to the trailers, I learned that a Thermacare adhesive heating pad, stuck to your lower back, will work wonders.

Fantasy Fishing Faux Pas

Fantasy Fishing Faux Pas

Do you think that Ezekiel Elliott cries when Jimbo in Nebraska benches him for a tough matchup in Fantasy Football? Does Mike Trout pout when he’s benched in Rotisserie Baseball by the dude in the cubicle next to you who showers only every third Thursday of the month?

Not Everyone Gets a Trophy

Not Everyone Gets a Trophy

Another phrase I’ve decided that I need to banish from my writing vocabulary: “At some point, he’s going to win a major title.”

By “major title,” I mean Bassmaster Classic champion or Elite Series AOY, but if I focused more heavily on FLW there’s no reason it couldn’t apply to their championship and AOY as well.