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Old 02-11-2019, 09:02 AM
luckystratos luckystratos is offline
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Default Rick Clunn

Ok guys the man just won another elite tournament.He is a fishing machine. I have always liked this man. Watched him a while last time BASS was on old hickory.
My question is ?? How does he do it at his age??? They said he will be 72 in July. I am 53 and 2 days on the lake kicks my butt. Just drains me from sun and long hours. He fishes 4 days in tournament plus prefishing. Always thought that would be the life until I tried 26 straight/weekly 1 Day tournaments and then a 2 day fishoff. Tried it for 5 years and got burned out only 2 or 3 a year.

All I can say is My Hat Is Off To You MR.Clunn
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:15 AM
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That is awesome great to see an old pro like him bring it home

well deserved!

He won 2016 on St. Johns also and is a 4 time Bass Classic winner.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:09 PM
Farley Farley is offline
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For starters I'd say he's tougher than shoe leather. My guess is that he is in great shape and trains in the off season. I have out of shape friends who are half his age that can't fish half a day of hard fishing without almost being physically ill. It's a drag to eat right and take the time to workout but it really pays off for people who are willing to have the discipline and put in the time.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:35 PM
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Easier to do when your job is fishing , lets see him put 40+ hours in at a blue collar job and then fish as much, if I didn't have to work I could put in 100 hours a week fishing lol
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:33 PM
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From the start of 2001 all through 2004 I did it 5 days a week 365 a matter the weather...sunup til sundown....without fail. For a number of years after that would drive 90 miles to Pickwick....stay all day sitting in one spot on the all day then drive back home and repeat. Those days ended about 4 years back.....couldnít do it anymore. Age creeps up on some sooner than others.....but itís on me now full force....LOL. Now after a drive...I'm only good for about 5 hours or so on the water. Maybe after I get my new hip in June things might change. Iíve found even going on a guided trout trip and fishing 3 eight hour days on the water it kills me. So hats off to him.....I donít know how much he still tours but he can still do it.

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Old 02-12-2019, 06:32 AM
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He is the Nolan Ryan of fishing. He has been a class act and top performer for 40 years. Tournament trail life is brutal and my hat is off to him also.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:08 PM
SalmonDaze SalmonDaze is offline
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If all I had to do was go to the dock and wave at boaters in between 30 days spent in a hotel, I'd probably eat a bullet midway through month #2.

Did my time on the road. I'm done. Get me home.
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Old 02-12-2019, 03:17 PM
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To be that durable at that age, youíve got to have some good genes to go with everything else. He was the top dog when my kids were young and now theyíre middle aged. Glad to see him still getting it done.
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