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Boat Shows are over - let's get the season started!

Posted by todd on February 28, 2012

Feb. 28, 2012:  Just finishing up the 10-day Indianapolis Boat, Sport, and Travel Show from last week.  The Renfro's put on one of the best shows I can remember in recent years.  It was great to see a lot of old friends and meet some new ones, too.  A lot of people were excited to get a first look at the Red Gold boat and many stopped to say they would be cheering me on for the upcoming FLW Tour Majors opener at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.  I appreciated that.

Fall CreekIt was also good to spend time with the sponsors that support me and allow me to do what I do, including Reaction Strike, Castaic, Red Dirt Bait Company, and King Marine in Fishers.  They all had booths and had a well-deserved, successful week at the show.

I spent a lot of time this week getting organized and preparing my equipment for practice next week.  I'm going in with an open mind and ready to fish the conditions without having preconceived ideas.  Hartwell is massive, and offers a lot of different options.  It could be cold, it could warm up quickly - we'll wait and see.  Hartwell is a big lake; in fact, it made Kentucky Lake feel small when I was there for pre-practice.  I'll be shooting for a Top 50 to get the season off on the right foot.

Best of luck also to the Marian University Bass Fishing Team this weekend.  They're competing in their first College Fishing event at Table Rock in Branson, Missouri in their inaugural season.  I've been blessed with getting to know their team members over the past few months in mentoring them in starting up their club.

Thanks for all of the prayers, Facebook messages, and emails.  I'm hoping to do Indiana proud along with the other Indiana pros.   My good friend, Terrance Smith, is traveling and practicing with me for the Majors.  He's ready to see Hartwell - we're going to have a great time this week.

Stay tuned for updates from Hartwell!