I attended The Bass University in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend and I found it to be remarkably informative. Despite having written an article or three about every technique under the sun (with the notable exceptions of “tightlining” and the “Damiki Rig”) and generally feeling like a know-it-all, I got great insights and little tidbits of insider information from each of the speakers. The other attendees were similarly captivated, taking notes on pads and laptops and remaining attentive throughout the long sessions.
Another year, another great tour-level tournament on the Potomac, once again won by an out-of-stater. In fact, this year’s winner Justin Lucas is a two-timing out-of-stater, having migrated from California to Alabama. Despite the fact that he professes to love the Potomac, it’s a near certainty that he never considered moving here. That’s fine – there have been no superstar anglers who honed their trade on the Potomac, so why should he break the streak?