Mental Preparation

February 20, 2011
Yoga with a Casting Rod

PART 1: Yoga with a Casting Rod

Yoga - Spiritual and physical exercises to encourage health and well-being. A Hindu discipline aimed at achieving a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. When I’m out on the lake, I usually fish as if I’m practicing for a tournament. I do this not because I’m practicing or want to be competitive, but because I want to be as efficient as possible.

February 20, 2011
Largemouth Bass

PART 2: Bass Talk Are You Listening

Keeping what has been said in mind, all of your senses need to be wide open and receptive, because the fish will tell you where they are and what they. They talk to us in many different ways; it’s up to us to be listening. You may see them, but not catch them. You may see other triggers that tell you whether or not there are fish in a given area, but not realize it.

January 13, 2002
Bass Fishing Slump

Slump

One of the biggest lures of bass fishing is the competitive nature of the sport. At any level, it's competing against the fish on an afternoon out, your buddy on a Saturday morning or in the structured setting of a professional tournament, it is competition in a pure form. This fact causes us to occasionally encounter the malady that every competitor, in every sport has to face "The Slump."

January 13, 2002
Daniel McGarry Bass Fishing

Going Mental

Over the years I have read a lot about where to fish and what to use, there are many talented Bass anglers that can give advice about a multitude of subjects.  We all owe thanks to fellow anglers, magazines, television shows and various instructional videos.