Fresh off months of hardcore hunting, Livingston Lures pro and former FLW Tour Angler of the Year, Andy Morgan, was in a weakened state. So much so he agreed to take the challenge and answer Three Questions from Pros4- 1Source.
Did the venerable pro survive the blistering verbal assault and inquisition? Read on if you dare and find out.
DL - Do you prefer fishing more or fewer tournaments during the FLW Tour season?
AM - I like about 10 events per year. That is enough to have a shot at making some money, but also leaves me fresh and not burned out.
Next season there will be 9 FLW events including the Forrest Wood Cup and those couple of post-season tournaments. Plus the Toyota Texas Bass Classic. That is 10 and about the right amount for me.
I look at it this way, if I burn out and fish too much, I can't make money. I'd have no fight left in me. For me, that is moving backward not forward in your career. I get guys who want to chase the money, but if you're not 100 percent what is the point? I don't want to be half-ass all season. I want to be in my prime at every event.
DL - What is your fantasy fishing or hunting destination?
AM - A lot of places out west in the USA. I love that mule deer and elk hunting out there. Hunting spots that are tough to get to. I hunted with an outfitter this season in Colorado. He's been running his business for 25 years. We hunted a part of his land he's never hunted before. Terrain was tricky, tough to get into. It was excellent. I loved it.
As far as fishing, I've always wanted to fish the California Delta. It seems so challenging and a real hunt to get into that maze of water and find those big fish. Plus, you read about the techniques, fishing heavy cover, punching, mats, and all of that. I love the hunting aspect.
DL - Do you prefer steak or desserts?
AM - Steak. I mean, I am a major meat eater. I always have been. Plus, as I get older, I've really tried to cut back on my sugar intake. I try to keep my body weight somewhere around 200 or 210 pounds. Eating sweets isn't good for that.
Heck, I could eat meat at every meal. I could eat steak and nothing else. Sometimes I do.
I really like the flavor of ribeye, but a good New York strip is excellent, too and leaner, probably a bit healthier than the ribeye. Deer meat, too. I like grilling a whole back strap to medium rare. I could eat that all day.
By Pros4- 1Source's Dave Landahl