Fishing Fridays Radio Podcast.
Where we go behind the scenes and uncover the tactics and strategies top fisherman are using to catch more fish, dominate tournaments and how you can get those same results.
Hello everybody. Welcome to Dig IN Fishing Fridays. I’m your host Mike Grady. I’m excited today. Today We have Cliff Prince here.
Cliff is a Bassmaster Elite Series Angler from Palatka, FL.
– Cliff has fished the BASSMASTER Elite Series for 8 years
– Cliff has fished the BASSMASTER Classic twice.
– Cliff enjoys deer hunting and offshore fishing when he is not working or competing.
Cliff Prince, a Bassmaster Elite Series angler from Palatka, Florida, joins us in this episode.
He has fished in the Elite Series for eight years, in the Bassmaster Classic twice, and enjoys deer hunting when he’s not fishing.
Cliff says that his number-one challenge regarding tournaments is the lack of confidence that can arise from an unsuccessful practice session.
He talks about the short amount of time that he is allowed to prepare on a new body of water prior to the tournament, but also speaks to how the worst practices can sometimes lead to the best performances.
We then hear more about how Cliff prepares a game plan and his belief that mother nature is the biggest factor in what anglers do.
Mike asks Cliff if he likes to keep notes, with Cliff answering that he used to but now prefers mental ones. He then talks about lakes being different every time he returns to one, even if it’s during the same week.
Cliff says that for this reason, he tries not to get caught up in the past.
Recently, Cliff learned a big lesson in Atlanta about the differences between warm-water and cold-water fishing which he reveals to us.
He then shares his thoughts on what the hardest part about fishing in the Elite Series is and explains sponsorship commitments.
Something that has helped Cliff find success in the Elite Series is patience, so he explains why it’s so important to be mentally prepared for tournaments.
After, we learn what Cliff’s top fishing secret and favorite bait are.
Cliff’s partners are…
Futch’s Marine Depot
Bob’s Machine Shop
Bass Pro Shop
“Bass fishing is in my blood. Seems I’ve been fishing since my feet first hit the floor, starting out with a gall berry bush limb, nylon string and a 5/0 shark hook, fishing in the drainage ditches of my parent’s property. My mother said I was always determined to land “the big one”, fishing each and every day, sun-up to sundown. Then, going to bed, and dreaming about fishing just about every night.