Everything in the world seems very different right now from what it was just a couple of months ago. I certainly hope you’re doing well, staying healthy and being safe. I know that the pandemic has me and my family keeping close and watching out for where we go and how we interact — even with friends and family.
There are not a lot of positives coming out of COVID-19, but two come quickly to mind for me. It’s brought my family closer. We were always close, but now we’re spending more time than ever together, and I’m really enjoying that.
For another, this “down” time hasn’t really been down time at all for me. It’s given me a chance to catch up on some projects I’ve wanted to work on, and it’s forced me to focus on making them happen.
One of them took place last Wednesday evening when I did a live YouTube Q&A. It was my first, but it won’t be my last. I have to admit that I was a little concerned going in. I thought I might not have many viewers and that I wouldn’t have enough questions to keep things rolling for the hour or so I hoped to fill.
I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I have a great group with me online, but they asked more and better questions that I could have handled in twice the time. It was great to virtually “see” a lot of my friends, and I had a lot of fun with it. I hope to do it again soon.
The opportunities that kind of technology offers are just amazing. When my career was just starting out, I could never have imagined such a thing would be possible. Now it happens every day all over the world, and I want to be part of it. It’s a way to connect with you and, hopefully, to give you the kind of information you want. I certainly don’t have all the answers when it comes to bass fishing, but I’m learning that I don’t need all the answers. I just need to make my contribution to the mix and to do my best to answer the questions that interest you.
And speaking of that, I’ll be doing a live webinar Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. CT on Lowrance.com. It’s a chance for you to ask me any questions — live — that you might have about whatever interests you, but particularly to ask questions about electronics. I’ll be on the water and ready to go, and I plan to show you as much as possible on the Lowrance units I use on my boat.
As you know, today’s electronics are leaps and bounds better than they were just a few years ago. They’re also infinitely easier to use. In fact, if you just turn them on and leave them in auto mode, those Lowrance units will do a great job for you — no adjustments necessary.
But just because modern electronics are easier than ever to use doesn’t mean you don’t have questions. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that every angler uses his gear just a little differently than any other angler. I’m excited to share my methods with you and hope they’ll help you in some way. And I know by considering to your questions I’m going to think about things in a new way that will help me, too. It’s funny how that works, but I love it.
So I hope you’ll join me on May 14 at 6 p.m. CT on Lowrance.com … and down the road on my YouTube channel for more live Q&A sessions. Since I’m not doing much traveling lately, this is the next best thing, and it gives us a chance to communicate about the great sport that helps to bring us together.
Hope to see you soon!