March 18, 2014

The BASS Boys Are Coming To Town

I found out that the Bassmaster Elite Series is coming to town this weekend.  Not exactly town, but about a 40 minute drive south of my front door to the St. Johns River in Palatka, Florida.

Intrigued by actually attending a BASS event, I think I'm going to give it a go, at the very least on Saturday (weather permitting).  Yeah, I'm a fly fisherman at the core, but there's something about logo adorned anglers and speedboats that appeals to the NASCAR fan in me.  Plus, I need to accept the fact that I live in Florida...there are not brown trout...this is bass country.

So I guess I have a few exactly do you watch the action?  Is this an event where you watch the boats launch...partake in excessive drinking the local vendor booths and expo on site...and then gather for the daily weigh-ins at the end of the day?

Or do I put the kayak in the water and harass the anglers from a safe distance?  Is that poor form?  Beats me.  I'd like to see Ike scream, Skeet wear day-glo, and KVD dominate if possible.  I mean that's kind of the point, right?

Coincidentally (to yesterday's post) they are going to be premiering the second episode of at least I'll get to partially scratch that fly fishing itch...

So has anyone been to one of these?  Are they fun?  What do you do?  What should I do?

Any insight (good, bad, or otherwise) is desperately welcomed in the comments below...

1 comment:

  1. If the girls are fishing, maybe Tami Curtis is with them. She's a local (Sacramento) and a Bass Pro. Used to blog, but hasn't in a year or more.