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Nostalgia Factor

Peter T talks about locals relying on history, often with poor results

Updated: March 22, 2011, 3:45 AM ET
By Ken Duke | Bassmaster.com

PALATKA, Fla -- There's an attitude among touring bass pros that is generally supported by statistics. It goes something like this: Locals seldom win big national tournaments because of the "nostalgia factor."

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They know too much about the body of water and let it cloud their thinking during competition. Rather than concentrate on the fish-holding areas they found in practice, they start thinking about all the places they've caught bass in the past and spend ...

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