Thursday, February 18, 2010

Cautiously Optimistic

Today is media day, which is always an exciting time for us. I get to have some face to face time with various outdoor media outlets. And when media day is all over, I get to head back to the campground and enjoy some rest and relaxation while I get my tackle prepared for the big contest tomorrow.

Yesterday was the last day of practice, and I had a chance to eliminate a lot of water. The majority of my time yesterday was spent looking for areas with qualities similar to those of my confirmed fishing spots. I double checked those areas, and was able to get a few bites, so I’m feeling good about my decisions.

I think all of us out here are keeping a close eye on the weather man. Right now there is sun in the forecast which will only help things, but with the way the temperatures dip down below freezing every night, any increase in water temperature that occurs during the day is lost at night. But, I will just stay positive and be thankful for the sunshine!

As far as the competition goes, I know better than to be overly confident. But I said it once and I’ll say it again, I’m feeling cautiously optimistic about this tournament.


  1. Got a question. Did you catch a pickeral on Lay Lake? When ESPN showed you catch a fish, it looked like a small pike to me.

  2. Interesting. I was actually wondering the same thing. Footage came from your marshall I think.

    Pretty solid weekend so far...good luck on the final day!