Archive for April 2014

Mark Davis – Giving men something to strive for

I just read an article on written by Pete Robins that really got me thinking. So often in my young life, I was asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember so many times answering things like, Police Man, Fire Man, and the most often soldier.

Reading the most recent articles written by so many people who have known Mark Davis over the years, I have to say those answers should have been different. If I could now turn back the hands of time, I think my answer would have to be Mark Davis.

I know a lot of people who share my passion for bass fishing want to be KVD. Yes, I want to have the ability to catch fish like KVD, but more than anything, I want people to think of me the way they do Mark Davis. I want people to say that it was a pleasure to fish with me, that I was always willing to help where I could. I want to be known as a good, no, great bass angler, but, I also want so badly to be known more so as a great man, a great father.

For those of you who have had the pleasure (or misfortune depending on the time of my life) to know me, you all know I have a long way to go to get there.

If you take nothing else away from this, know this… I will strive every day of my life to be the very best bass angler, man, and father that I can be. When the dust settles over my grave, I may be lucky enough to be known as half the man Mark Davis is today.

Thank you Mark for setting the bar so high.

‘Losing it’ with Mark Davis | Bassmaster

Kentucky Lake LBL – Moors April 12 2014

So, this one is in the books. This year is not going nearly as well as I had hoped. I’d love to try and blame it on my boaters, but, they aren’t the ones who are holding my Big Bear fishing rods. No matter where they put me, no matter whether or not they catch fish, I need to still be able to find a way to catch them. That being said, we’ve put 4 tournaments in  the books so far this season and my boater and I both have zeroed out in three of them. The other, I finished in 9th with my boater zeroing out. So, yeah, it’s been a really rough year so far. I have, on the other hand, had great guys as boaters so far this year. Just none that have been on fish.
The one thing I picked up in this tournament was that when you pull up on a bank, and you start catching short fish after short fish, back off that same bank about 20 to 30 feet and and fish a little deeper. The fish are there, they just haven’t finished pulling up just yet. So, back off a little and see what you pull out.

I should have been fishing off of the other side of the boat when we started pulling in those short fish. That’s something I will take along with me on from now on.

So, until next time…

Second LBL Tournament – Moors

It’s just about that time. Going to hit the beautiful Kentucky Lake this morning in search of my 5×3.. I want to thank Robert Wimberly of BIGBEARFISHINGRODS.COM Raw Jigs,, Ashley Nichols, and all of my friends and family for their unwavering support. My only hope today is that I do you all proud and represent the amazing products that help me be successful!

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