All Eyes On ICAST

August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every year, vendors from around the world and more than 15,000 individuals converge on Orlando, Florida for the largest sportfishing industry’s trade show in the world. The event is closed to the public, but working for the organization that puts on the event, I was able to attend my first show, [...]

A CowanGates Reunion

July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Blessed is a word we use far too little in today’s world of distractions. Whether it be paying bills, working overtime or bombardment with other home matters, there is little time to stop and reflect. Bass fishing has always been a distraction for me, a time to get away from it all and focus on [...]

Life Beyond the Horizon

June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” Ever since I started fishing, I have fished freshwater. Consumed by the passion for bass fishing, I hadn’t ever really entertained the idea of saltwater fishing. “I’m surprised you have never been saltwater fishing,” many have said. Not [...]

Classic and Gaston, and James, Oh My!

May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bassmaster Classic For the first time ever, I had the opportunity to attend the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, just outside Houston, Texas (March 24 – 26). Representing Keep America Fishing, I was able to network with industry partners and connect with old and new friends. On the second and [...]

A Season Anew

April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring is the air and the bass biting, for some at least. The busy season is definitely upon us and although I have gotten to spend a little bit of time on the water, the going hasn’t been easy, tournament-wise at least. Working for the American Sportfishing Association has continued to be a [...]

What’s Winter? Pre-Season Update 2017

March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The bass fishing world is full of opportunity for those who are willing to put in the time. It’s been a busy year thus far as I continue to learn the fishing industry from a legislative and advocacy perspective. To catch everyone up, in October I moved to Alexandria, Virginia after obtaining a [...]

Allen Luck Fishing 2017 Preview

January 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s difficult to know where to begin after taking so much time away from writing. The fishing withdrawals fail only to the writers block that develops over an extended time. Since my last entry, I relocated to the chaotic lifestyle of Alexandria, Virginia, and began working for the American [...]

Lake Gaston VA Elite 70 Classic: Changing Conditions Prove Tough

October 5, 2016 | 0 Comments

I stepped out the door of Room 208 of the Lake Gaston Inn into a scene from Arthur Doyle’s 1902, “The Hound of the Baskervilles”. The fog filled the air with less than ten feet of visibility, and I imagined Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes discussing an attempted murder at the hands of a [...]

Nothing Gold Can Stay

September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The BFL season has come and gone in what seems like a few brief seconds, and taken my regional opportunity with it. That’s right, for the first time in three years I failed to make the regional cut, and by a long shot to put the nail in the coffin. After five events I ended my year in 98th Place [...]

Word on the Water: It’s No Longer Just About the Right Line

August 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fishing is a constantly evolving sport just like every other aspect of modern society. In the past few years especially, technology seems to be progressing at an ever-alarming rate. Whether it be the addition of the four stroke engine, power poles, advanced trolling motors and 3D chart mapping, the [...]
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