The final regular season tournament is complete. Prettyboy posed a special challenge with bluebird skies and a BIG temperature drop the night before. To the teams of Bertazon & Broadwater, Gordon & Wolfe, and Godwin & Walker: You all put forth an Excellent effort on a very tough day. Well Done!
It was a revealing day to Max and me. We lost our bow-mount motor nearly 3 hours before the end of the day, forcing us to control the boat with the main motor. Max fishing from the bow, and me driving from the console. That's team fishing! During this time, we found a pattern that worked well, but it was too late in the day to get the job done. If we identified that pattern an hour earlier, it would have made a big difference. We put 4 keepers in the boat for 14th place.
Lessons learned from this season are numerous. Four important lessons are: We need to put more time into practice next year. We need to improve the quality of practice with better electronics. We need to fish to win rather than fish to fill a limit. There is a significant distinction between the two approaches. Finally, always be open to learning.
MRA is a great club. I truly enjoy the group and strongly encourage anyone interested in joining us to reach out to us. Come to the meeting next February.