Submitted by Bstandiford on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 19:38
I was asked this question after the Loch Raven tournament weigh-in. " Bob do you think the bass have gotten bigger or have the fishermen gotten better?"It did not take long to give my opinion. The fisherman have definitely gotten better. Armed with the latest electronics and the knowledge to get the most out of them, technique specific rods, high speed reels,and so many choices of line that let them detect even the slightest bite. These are just a few things available to today's fisherman or fisher woman. Just buying these items will not make someone a better angler, they have to put the time on the water to to understand how to use them to get the most out of them.Today's angler has to keep up with the latest trends and techniques to be able to compete at a tournament level.The best anglers know how and where to catch the better quality fish. I started reservoir tournament fishing in 1982 and today's weights are higher with an 8 fish limit then they were with a 10 fish limit. Catch and release has also had a beneficial impact as well. How would you answer the same question?