Improvise, Adapt and Overcome
How do we win tournaments and how should we handle the ones we don’t? In bass angling winning is not optional; you launch your boat to win, but it is not a cage fight.
Get into the mentality of fishing against the fish, not the rest of the field.”
Most anglers in South Africa have always had the wrong mentality. To them it’s always been fishing against each other. There’s always that drive of wanting to do better than someone else. This will at some point distract you of your goal. Get into the mentality of fishing against the fish, not the rest of the field. A good habit is to try and always fill your bag first. If you don’t fill the bag, you are not winning!
When you study a cage fight you can clearly see the fighters each has a game plan. It’s not about showing up and giving your best - they studied each other and know what to expect. So, if you were to fish in an event, let’s say against me, did you study me or the fish? Obviously the fish!
As a martial arts instructor I have learned that human nature takes control in almost every essence of life so we are so stuck in our fight or-flight mode that when things on the water gets tuff, we do just that.