My First Tournament
Well, I have finally attended my first Bass Tournament and it was above and beyond any of my expectations. I attended this tournament not as a competitor but as an observer. By this I mean I went out with a different Pro angler the first two days of the competition.
As a first time tournament experience, this is definitely the way to go. Not only do you get to experience everything from launch to weigh-in but you also get two eight hour one-on-one sessions with a pro to pick his brain, in essence, two private seminars. What type of line or lure used, favorite technique, extra equipment to bring, personal routines, full or part time pro angler, these were just a few of the things I was able to ask about.
An extra benefit was that a lot of the top pro’s from the BASS & FLW circuits were there and I got to have my picture taken with them. They were all very nice & very approachable. I learned the value of having a good sun block and also a top quality rain suit, not the cheap kind that you can get at a convenience store. All in all, it was a very eye opening experience and one I can’t wait to do again. I strongly encourage everyone to give it a try, first timers & veterans alike.
Paul E. Fisler