Looks like we won’t be using the “new” Alabama/ umbrella/ poodle rig in the Elite Series anytime soon.
If you just want to catch fish and have fun, by all means, get you a Poodle Rig and go to the water. Please. Go now. Go often. Have fun. No how, no way should you let a decision made to regulate 100 guys stop you from chunkin’ the poodle until your arms turn to grape jelly. Holy crap. Scroll down and read some of the comments on the B.A.S.S. story and you would think we had banned the thing from ever being built, shipped, or sold. Not by a long shot, compadre. It only affects the Elite Series and the Classic.
Read more: Poodle Down
There has always been a sense of entitlement at the top of most, if not all, sports. We see it frequently with some of the top athletes as they screw up and get into trouble with women (or men), drugs, gambling, money, or whatever vice to which they fall victim. They’re human. Humans screw up and do stupid things, especially when we feel like we’re ten foot tall and bulletproof. Big Time Bassin’ Pros are no different. We just don’t have a swarm of investigative reporters crawling up our butts 24/7 to expose our sordid deeds. That and we probably don’t perform as many sordid deeds to begin with. Still there exists that sense of entitlement. That mentality that “I’m an Elite angler”. Yawn. Yeah, whatever.
Read more: Just Because…
I’m just not sure what to make of this Alabama Rig thing. Fad? Fabulous? I can’t make up my mind. From behind, it looks like you’re chunkin’ a poodle out there when you throw the thing. I’m serious! Watch someone – in person, from a safe distance behind them – chunkin’ the dang thing, it’s crazy. It looks like a poodle flying through the air; little legs flapping all over the place… Hey, not that I would ever advocate throwing a dog. That would be less than humane. Although there have been several Yappin’ Little S#@t Dogs (YLSD’s) in the campgrounds that I wanted to punt, but that’s a different story.
I would never promote nor condone REAL LIVE poodle chunkin’.
Read more: Chunkin’ The Poodle
“Man, bass fishing was real cheap back in tha’ day. Prices have just gone completely out of sight so that a guy can’t even afford to fish anymore.”
How many times have you heard that? I’ve heard it a lot lately. Thought about it a lot lately. Wondered if bass fishing really was that cheap back in “tha’ day”. I don’t think it was and here’s what got me to thinking that way.
Read more: Calling BS On It
Part of my loot from the win at T Rock last month was a boat. Let’s start that over…
Most of my loot from the win last month at T Rock was a boat. Not just any boat, but a paper boat. Ooh, yeah, I won a brand, spankin’ new, $45,000.00 piece of paper. It’s impressive, too. All shiny and gold with little green leaves around the edge. It even has my name typed on a post-it note stuck in the middle.
Read more: Paper Boats
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