Camp Chapman

The Chapman team has done a lot of traveling over the past few months with a lot more on the horizon. Over the past month we’ve been to upstate New York, Maryland, Michigan, and Wisconsin. While the Elite Series event didn’t go as planned in New York, we...

2015 Goals

Nothing brings the feeling of a fresh slate like the change of the calendar year. For me this is especially true as the new year also means it’s time to get out of the tree stand and back onto the deck of my boat to get ready for the upcoming tournament season....

Complaining or keeping it real?

I have a bone to pick with my good friend, Don Barone. Let me start by saying that Don is my friend. I enjoy and look forward to his articles, but I think his recent article was off base. I know that db was not speaking directly about me, but here is my opinion on...

Change with the Fish

I continue to learn. Last week on Table Rock Lake I finished 28th. After a solid first two days of the event, Day 3 was a lot tougher and harder to catch fish. I didn’t adjust and fell five spots in the final standings from 23rd down to 28th. On Day 1, we had...

On the Water Ethics

For those of you who watched the The Bassmasters television show that covered BASSfest from Lake Chickamauga, you’ll have seen the KVD vs. Ike mini-confrontation. While I wasn’t involved, nor do I know all the details to comment on it directly, it did give me the idea...

Always Bass Shallow

Fishing deep structure, ledges and dropoffs has become more popular every year. Due to the improved technology in electronics, you better know how to fish deep if you want to compete at almost any level. With that said, don’t overlook the fish that live on the...