As we all know, learning to fish the “right way” comes from fundamental lessons learned over the course of many years. As time goes by, you get better and better, and you relate what you learn in all arenas to the one you love the most. But the truth is that these days, many tournament bass anglers skip middle school, if you will, and jump right to college. Sure, there are a select few folks that quickly become smart and talented enough to compete at high levels without spending time in the minor leagues, but if you ask many young tournament anglers about what other species they chase in their free time, or how to catch bass on live bait, many just don’t have a clue, nor do they spend any time chasing different species. In my opinion, targeting other species and fishing live bait are 101 skills that make you a much better bass angler. My point is that tunnel vision often infects the young bass guys who are seduced by prizes, and money, and sponsorship.