Over the years, many young people and aspiring pros have asked me for the best career advice I could give them. My answer has always been simply “come early and stay late.”
Personally, I prefer to fish spots by casting. I only drift and drag when someone forces me to. That’s why I like snap-jigging so much when tossing tubes and other jigs.
You read about the big name professional anglers doing it all the time, but rarely hear of other anglers, tournament or especially non-tournament, doing it. I’m talking about flying over lakes.
Before Professional Angler magazine closed shop, they reinforced a great tip for improving a resume to prospective sponsors. Many sponsors said they see very few pictures in resume/portfolio’s from anglers asking for sponsorship that show the angler working with the public
If the bass give me a choice, I’ll throw so-called power baits – spinnerbaits and crankbaits. When the bite gets tough, I don’t always immediately switch to slower or finesse presentations.