John's Journal... Entry 242, Day 1
CHAD BRAUER - COMING OF AGE
Chad Brauer's Fishing Career
Editor's Note: Years of patience and perseverance have paid off for Chad Brauer this year. At the halfway point of 2004, Brauer leads the race for Angler of the Year and took third place at the Lake Guntersville BASS tournament at the end of February, 2004. With Brauer having the chance of winning this prestigious award, Strike King wanted to learn from Brauer how he's doing so well and how the tactics and techniques he's using can help your bass fishing.
QUESTION: This is the highest you've ever climbed in
the BASS Angler-of-the-Year race, isn't it Chad?
Last fall I fished two circuits of the BASS Open - the Southern Division and the Central Division. I seemed to be making right decisions this past fall, and now it seems I'm able to carry that momentum through the spring. Lately it seems that every day I go out - whether I'm practicing or fishing in the tournament - I can find and catch bass. My confidence level is really high, and I just feel that I'm going to catch bass every day I go fishing. I really believe that what happens is when you're not performing well as a bass fisherman, you begin to question, trying to second guess every decision that you make. But when you start winning and doing well in tournaments, you have that confidence you need, and begin to believe in your fishing ability. I believe that confidence level plays a tremendous role in my ability to find and catch bass.
TOMORROW: BRAUER'S TECHNIQUE FOR CATCHING BIG PRE-SPAWN BASS
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Day 1 - Chad Brauer's Fishing