Competitive Fishing

Competitive fishing is something I enjoy doing. Fishing your home waters is always fun but getting out there into tournament scene opens up a whole new playing field. You get to make new life long friends and best of all, fish new waters. Fishing in a tournament setting is totally different from just a regular day of fishing. The pressure and clock is always a constant reminder and it’ll either make you or break you.

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When the clock is ticking, you have to make every cast and little adjustment count. With every cast I am already thinking about the next. Time is very crucial in a tournament, from the beginning till the very last minute can be a big factor in how you finish. I went the whole day without a bite in this one tournament. I was ready to pack it up and call it a day with two hours left to fish. A three fish limit in a tournament should be easy right?

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The pressure definitely kicked in and I was feeling it. I gathered myself and made a few changes and kept on grinding it out. The water was stained and high and with one hour left before having to check in came a fury of fish. It was a small change I made that probably made a world of difference, a change in color. I was catching them pretty during practice and got real stubborn about it and stuck with what worked in practice. Don’t be afraid to make changes.

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The 2015 River Bassin stop in Perry, GA was that tournament which turned into a grind for me with a fury of fish in the last hour. Finishing in 2nd place with 54.50 inches. With the kayak fishing tournament scene blowing up, I recommend giving them a try. It’s definitely made me a better angler fishing different types of waters and conditions.

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