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 bad.now only 2 or 3 a year.
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.
From the start of 2001 all through 2004 I did it 5 days a week 365 a year....no 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 bank.....fish 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.
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.