The mercury has been hovering around zero for the last few days, what a great time to start a new blog! In the coming year I will be blogging about my preparation and participation in walleye tournaments. I will do my best to document the ups and downs of competitive angling, hopefully weekly. I will take you through my decision making process of choosing which tour(s) to fish, my pre-fishing and tournament day strategies/philosophies, choices of boats, motors and electronics. I will walk through rigging my boat and discuss the equipment I use along with tips and techniques that worked or did not work for each tournament. I will also blog candidly about subjects that are somewhat controversial like teaming and on the water ethics.
It might be zero degrees but the first tournament of the year, the MWC on the Illinois River, is only two months away! My new Lund and Mercury Verado are on order and I have a ton of stuff to get done before I drop the boat in the Illinois. I am looking forward to an exciting 2011 and look forward to sharing my experiences as I try to live out my dream and win my first major walleye tournament!