UPCOMING EVENT: Costa FLW Series - 2019 - Santee Cooper

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From Dead Last to Making Money

From Dead Last to Making Money

If you were hanging out with me at the FLW Tour event on Seminole recently, you would have thought I won the tournament. I was congratulated by every pro I saw, and they were being genuine. READ MORE »

What Success Looks Like

What Success Looks Like

Anyone who reads about famous people knows that many people who have outward trimmings in abundance don’t feel successful, but feel like failures. Drugs, family issues, depression can all be found with people who look successful on the outside just as often as those who don’t appear successful. READ MORE »

Approaching Sponsorship and a Career in Fishing

Approaching Sponsorship and a Career in Fishing

What I am about to share below, I would have given my right hand to know 30 years ago. I hope you can put some or all of this information to good use for your own career. Now, running Jackson Kayak, I use sponsored team members to market our products worldwide, so I understand the sponsorship game from both sides of the coin. READ MORE »

Apples and Oranges

Apples and Oranges

I fish about 100 days each year out of a kayak. I feel I am really good at it, both at catching big fish and a lot of fish. BUT, I spend a lot of energy finding out-of-the -way, lightly pressured, big-fish areas to fish. READ MORE »

FLW Pros: Role Models and Teachers

FLW Pros: Role Models and Teachers

Kids are growing up in this era needing to be more entrepreneurial than generations before to succeed in the job market, or in general. Schools are recognizing this, but are still generally fashioned in the same manner as 50 years ago: to prepare students for college and then a “job” that may or may not be there. READ MORE »

Dead Last

Dead Last

There were 166 pros at Beaver Lake, the third stop on the Walmart FLW Tour, which has now reached its halfway mark in 2016. I placed 166th, with only one fish over two days of competition. Dead last. If you are looking for tips on winning your next tournament at Beaver Lake, you are reading the wrong article. If you are looking for tips on how to win anything that you really care about in the long run, then read on. This article could help you learn to find success from failure. READ MORE »

Luck vs. Skill

Luck vs. Skill

“Learning and performing are two different things. In performing on tournament day, you will be fishing with your personal skills, but also with an equal amount of luck, of which, that luck can’t be ignored. You can use your skills to try to keep the luck on your side, of course, but to ignore luck completely is to ignore a factor that plays a part of every cast.” READ MORE »

Making the Switch

Making the Switch

As a rookie on the Walmart FLW Tour this season, I’m still learning what’s involved in preparing for professional-level bass tournaments, but I’m no slouch when it comes to competing on the world stage. READ MORE »

My First Rookie Lessons

My First Rookie Lessons

These next couple of weeks are going to be busy for the 170 pros that fish the Walmart FLW Tour, myself included, as we prepare for stop No. 2 at Lake Hartwell. READ MORE »

Eric Jackson Q&A

Eric Jackson Q&A

We caught up with Jackson just prior to his Tour debut on Lake Okeechobee to learn more about his background in the outdoors and how he got started in tournament fishing. READ MORE »

6 Rules for Fishing Safely in a Kayak

6 Rules for Fishing Safely in a Kayak

There will never be a replacement for the almighty bass boat. It has secured its place as the tool for the trade on so many types of waters. But there are also places where the fishing kayak reigns supreme, and many of the “who’s who” of bass fishing are discovering that a kayak is a great addition to their fishing and fun tools. READ MORE »

From Kayak to Bass Boat

From Kayak to Bass Boat

Like many anglers, I am a fanatic about my equipment for the things I do. For example, I’m a four-time world champion whitewater kayaker and have won three of them in a boat of my design. I started Jackson Kayak to take kayak design to the next level and to do things that the bigger company I was working for wasn’t willing to do. I am also a long-time bass fisherman, which led me to fishing 2015 Walmart FLW Tour as a co-angler. READ MORE »