Bass Fishing

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bassmaster Elite Series Potomac River Preview

August 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

With only two events remaining on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail, it has become crunch time for professionals just outside the cut, eager to qualify for the most prestigious tournament in professional bass fishing. The season has been unusual in many ways as B.A.S.S. attempts to increase its [...]

Fishing: The Reel Life Pokemon Go

July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

The world has been hypnotized the past few weeks with the release of every 90s kid’s favorite trading card game, Pokémon. Niantic, the creator of the original series and app, has taken Nintendo out of what has been a failing company over the past few years to a period of rejuvenation. The app [...]

Unforeseen Circumstances on the Potomac: VA Elite 70 Event 4

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

As I sit and write, I feel a sense of relief to not be fishing my next event until August 27th. Momentum can play a huge roll in competitive fishing, and momentum isn’t always used to define positive progression. The roughest season of my career has stolen some of my confidence, and I am hoping [...]

Fishing With Daves: FLW BFL Series on the Chickahominy River

June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

No matter how long you have participated in the sport of bass fishing, no matter how much time you put into prepping tackle and practice, sometimes the outcome is less than spectacular. In my blogs this year, I have put a lot of emphasis on maintaining a positive attitude, and believe me when I say [...]

VA Elite 70 Event 3: Kerr Lake

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kerr Lake ’15 Having Friday, May 20th off from work, I witnessed a much different perspective than I normally experience traveling to events, quickly getting off from work and showing up to the hotel room quite late and feeling stress from the rush. Alternatively, I was able to check-in [...]

Making Memories With Cowan-Gates Law

May 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Providence Forge Hunting & Fishing Lodge As I completed three days on the water, I was left with the task of airing out all my tackle following the biggest downpour I have ever fished in tournament competition. Instead of traveling home like I had originally planned, I took advantage of a [...]

BFL Series Event #3: Potomac River

May 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe how quickly this year’s BFL Season has reached the midway point. After getting off to a great start at Smith Mountain Lake, cashing a check with a 34th Place finish, things took a downturn with a zero on Lake Gaston where I broke off a 4+ pounder by the boat. Hoping to turn [...]
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