Someone once told me you learn far more from a loss than a victory. I did learn a lot at Shasta. I became a way savvier drop shotter, and learned a lot about the lake itself. My goal was to catch a limit each day, no matter how small. I would have liked to have done that!
Aaron Martens is an unbelievable fisherman. His skills are way beyond qualifying. He's got a very good chance to take the world title sometime here soon. He blows my mind. I'd like to know him better.
My hat is off to Cameron for such a great job. He needed a break and got one. He fished consistently and was able to locate his own fish for three days. Really glad for him.
Since Shasta, I've began to really consider buying a bass boat. I've never before been this serious or had the financial support to do it. I feel like something good has happened from Shasta. I realized I have to get a boat at all costs. Nothing else is more important in my life. I am going to buy a boat.
I'll be back.