Cowan Gates Law

Too Little, Too Late

August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tournament fishing can be a strange thing. Often, the gut says one thing, while in reality the fish have completely different plans. Thus is the case of last weekend’s VA Elite 70 event on the Potomac River. Multiple weeks of rain had left the fish in limbo, as well as our understanding of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gobbling On

April 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt “It’s [...]
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