If you know an event is going to be tough, you realize that you're going to have to buckle down in every facet of the game. Time management is going to play a big part. You need to understand that you may have minimal opportunities to get bites, so execution has to be flawless. You have to believe in your pattern, location, lures, and abilities during expansive dry spells. But when guys fall short of their expectations, even if it's due to things outside their control, that's when you get in your own head and develop this “I have to beat this place” attitude. Anglers may blame the spot, the size of the fish, or whatever on choking when asked, but deep down they're mad at themselves for not thinking of their next move faster. Despite tournament spectators arguing that a location has poor fishing or small bass, the guy that’s doing all the casting isn’t ultimately blaming those factors on his struggles.