"Thinking BIG is FUN, and it really is effective. Be optimistic and look at that stickup; there might be a hundred of 'em, but look at the one you're going to throw to and conjure up an image of a truly big fish - something you want to catch. It really instills confidence and keeps your enthusiasm going. Much of the enjoyment of fishing is nothing more than to anticipate what's going to happen on the very next cast."
Roland MartinRoland Martin's 101 Bass Catching Secrets
"I work harder and harder each year. My work is never done. I continue learning. I put in a lot of time and research. I talk to a lot of people about the lake. I cover the water thoroughly. I spend a lot of time on the water practicing. I'll fish shallow or deep - whatever it takes. I don't have any particular preference. Whatever lure it takes, whatever action it takes, whatever retrieve it takes, my ultimate goal is to put fish in the boat. I have an obsession to WIN." (BASSMaster Magazine, March 1983)
'Uncle' George PoloskyOhio Bass Fishing Tournament Legend
“Look at where Jesus went to pick people. He didn’t go to the colleges… he got guys off the fishing docks.“
“If your concentration is getting bad, take up bass fishing. It will really improve your ability to focus. If you aren’t ready when that fish hits, you can’t set the hook.“
Lee TrevinoProfessional Golfer
“The two biggest things that translate from a pitching mound to hunting and fishing are patience and perseverance. When you’re on the mound, you have to take the game one pitch at a time, regardless of the score, and that approach helps when I’m in the woods or out on the water as well.“
Jon LesterProfessional Baseball Pitcher
Who ARE these Better Half Tournament Directors?
Maria is the Better Half Tournament Director. She checks you in with a smile, launches the field at the start, organizes the entire gig, takes care of the insurance and permits and schedules, handles the refreshments at weigh-in, connects with everyone on social media and everything else that makes this such a great circuit.
Erich? This %#@& hippie has loved fishing since he was about 4 years young. I’m blessed that Maria embraces bass fishing. I take your picture & check your livewells. In the website creation and management business since 1997, I do my best to keep this site updated & engaging. Star Trek-warped sense of humor (so I’m told).
The Better Half? Depends on who you ask!
Better Half Tour Anglers Say...
"I wanna personally thank Maria & Erich for putting on another great tournament today!! BRAVO!! Everyone was having a good time despite the weather & were still some decent bags considering the other tourneys going on. I've learned a lot fishing these past 2 years & made some great friends as well, thanks again E & M!" ~ Scott P. 9/2018