There have been so many occasions in my life where everything comes down to the final minutes, do or die time or the preverbal final stretch. So often, in those moments, I would go into panic mode and start fishing fast and desperate, and start thinking of excuses as to why it did not happen. These are perfectly normal thoughts but not for the Elite Series pros who rise to the top. They are different in so many ways; however, I have learned that their psychological approach is much different from your average angler.
Case in point. Carl Jocumsen at the Arkansas River fishing to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series.