First Event of the Year

After a long hard winter there are many of us who are dreaming about and eagerly anticipating spring and the first bass tournament of the year whether it is a club, high school, college, regional or tour level event, there's just something that can't replace that first event of the year – scheming, practicing, looking at maps, getting tackle ready, all in anticipation of the first bite of the day.

Luckily, the FLW tour starts in Florida every year allowing me to get away from the cold, at least for a bit, and potentially catch some shallow spawning bass. Hopefully, my first tournament bag of the year from these warmer waters will be filled with five Florida giants. One thing is for sure, the adrenaline rush that accompanies that first tournament will never change. It’s always a great feeling getting back on the water and back into competition. I can't wait!