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InsideLine – Hawk Talk – Lake Dardanelle Elite Series Event

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  Fresh off the Toledo Bend tournament where I strayed from my shallow water game plan during practice, I vowed not to make the same mistake on Lake Dardanelle.  Dardanelle is essentially a river with several connected creeks and bays—more than I could possibly cover in the three-day practice period.   The weather forecast ...

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InsideLine – Hawk Talk – Toledo Bend Elite Series Event

Category : HAWK TALK

Toledo Bend I’ve always had a difficult time committing to fish either shallow or deep during tournament practice, even when I know I can’t effectively do both. On bodies of water I’m familiar with I can get away with it and sometimes it’s advantageous for me to do so.  However, I often get burned on unfami...

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InsideLine – Hawk Talk – Table Rock Elite Series Event

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Table Rock Lake Fishing the Ozark lakes reminds me of the Southern California lakes I grew up fishing, but on a much larger scale.  They have excellent water clarity, varying depths, and are filled with rock.  Table Rock Lake covers more than 43.000 surface acres and holds all three species—largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted b...

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InsideLine – Hawk Talk – Seminole and St. John's River Elites

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Lake Seminole I have enough spring-time tournaments under my belt to know that if the fish are on beds, it’s hard to win doing something other than sight fishing. On the first practice day at Lake Seminole I saw fish up on beds. Not a lot but there were enough to keep me interested.  The cold winter still had the majority of the ...

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Hawk Talk – Ready to Start the Season

Category : HAWK TALK

I’m only a few weeks away from the first Elite Series tournament of the 2014 season and I feel overwhelmed.  I’ve done my best to prepare and stay organized, but I’m scrabbling to finalize sponsorship contracts, wrapping my boat, and dialing in all of my equipment before the season starts. I’m also in the process of moving ...

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Hawk Talk – Video Game Fishing – Getting the Drop on Suspended Fish

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A couple of average keepers caught in 1997 out of San Vicente Lake in San Diego County probably doesn’t sound significant to you, but to Kevin Hawk, they stand out vividly amid a career of bass catches and tournament weigh-ins. The fish were significant to Hawk because they were the first ones he caught drop shotting, something th...

Hawk Talk – Eating Real Food and Training in Competitive Angling

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Hawk Talk – Eating Real Food and Training in Competitive Angling

Category : HAWK TALK

I’m not sure if it’s my western pedigree or personal trainer experience back in college, but I’ve always been interested in nutrition, training, and living a healthy lifestyle.  There are many factors that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, but I feel eating real food and being active are two of the most important.  My v...

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Hawk Talk – Always Striving to Improve

Category : HAWK TALK

I constantly analyze my prior tournament finishes and official practice periods leading up to each event, so I can identify my strengths, weaknesses, and habits (good and bad) in order to help me become a better angler. There are many variables involved in bass fishing and sometimes it can be hard pinpointing why a tournament went w...

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InsideLine – Hawk Talk – An Elite Perspective

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I had high expectations for myself coming into my first season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, but was quickly humbled after failing to make a top 50 cut in each of the first five tournaments.  I did my best to rebound the second half salvaging a 28th place finish at the Mississippi River following a fast day one start, and a season...

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InsideLine – BASSMASTER Elite Series – Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River

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The River or Lake Coming into this event I didn’t have much experience on the St. Lawrence River or Lake Ontario. I felt I needed to spend my three day practice period focusing on one or the other, not both.  I picked the river because Lake Ontario, quite honestly, intimidated me.  A 65-mile run would be required just to reach th...

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