Jamey Caldwell – Life as an FLW Tour Rookie

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by FLW Tour Pro Jamey Caldwell

I just finished my first year on the FLW Tour as a rookie, and I will say it was a great experience overall. While the fishing wasn’t great for me and I didn’t do as well as I would have liked to have done, there is a lot I take away from this season.

I definitely gained a lot of experience and saw some changes in my styles of fishing and learned a ton about fishing for a four day tournament and not getting any time prior to. You only get three days to break the place down so you have to change your tactics and what you’re looking for and how you’re gonna manage your fish.

Gettin’ my work done

So the season didn’t go as planned but now it’s all wrapped up and now we’re getting ready to kickoff the Bassmaster Northern Open series, and I’m excited about that. We’re getting ready to head to the first event of the year at Oneida Lake and I have done well there before.  I’ll be looking forward to hopefully a good finish and get that part of the season started right. It would be nice to get this year swung around and headed in the right direction.

But, that’s a little bit in the future, right now I’m just kinda chilling out on vacation with the family at the beach in North Carolina, ya know, decompressing. We’ll head back from here and jump right in the truck and head to New York.

So, look forward to more information about that event as I prepare for it and how it went in the next blog.

Please follow along! It should be a good series and hopefully we can all learn something in this column.

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