Edwin Evers makes it sound so simple. He says you're not going to catch any fish unless you have your bait in the water.
Evers grew up in Texas but now lives in Talala in Rogers County, Oklahoma, so competing in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic gives him home-field advantage.
News On 6 meteorologist and resident bass fanatic Dick Faurot tagged along with E2 recently to get some of his secrets.
He says there's one part of his equipment he'll never skimp on. Click on the video shot by News On 6 photojournalist Todd Ruffin to find out what it is.