Whether you like fishing tournaments or not, you cant argue that they are the proving grounds for all the latest and greatest tackle in your box. Fishing tournaments are also the testing grounds for new techniques and tactics that eventually sweep their way across the nation.
The story begins way back in my early turkey hunting years. I was turkey hunting before turkey hunting, like country music, was cool. Come to think of it, is listening to country music, if real country music exists anymore, now uncool?
Fishing for saltwater fish isnt a highly technical endeavor. Throw a few plastic cocahoes, a handful of jigheads and a couple popping corks in your box, and youll be ready to catch just about anything that swims.
Troy Ruiz eased into position and prepared for battle with a local celebrity gobbler well before dawn early one spring morning. He was prepared to hunt the battle-tested gobbler that had eluded all suitors, including him, for at least four years.