I bet allot of you reading this have thought about it and some of you will end up doing it eventually when the time is right. I took the jump this year from local tournament angler to the national stage and put my deposits in for all 3 of the B.A.S.S Northern Opens for 2013.
First off let me introduce myself and give you a little bit of background on me. I am a 29 year old fishing nut who grew up fishing the small ponds and creeks that dot the country side in Western Pennsylvania. I am not rich and would like that to be known from the get go, I had to make a TON of financial and family sacrifices to be able to fish the opens this year. Just like in years past I had allot of great excuses not to make the jump and fish the bigger events this year. When I was 6 years old I watched Brian Kerchal hoist the Classic trophy over his head and I decided at that moment that I was going to be fishing against those guys some day. Fast forward 23 years I am now married to my beautiful wife Holly and was blessed with my first son Brody this past June. In those 23 years though I have not really done anything pro active to get myself to the upper levels of the sport so this is the year that I really start trying to get there.
Well that’s enough about me, I would like to hear from you guys and what you would like to see me write about this year I am planning on doing a complete recap of all of the tournaments I fish and explain how I caught them ( or didn’t catch them) I will also be doing lots of product reviews so if there is a bait out there you have been wondering about or a question you want answered about anything at all please feel free to email me firstname.lastname@example.org I think there are allot of misconceptions amongst anglers about moving up in the ranks of tournament fishing and I will do my best to share the bold truth of tournament bass fishing at every level I compete in this year.
This winter has been rough on me I am ready to get this tournament season started, my first tournament of the year will be a Bassmasters weekend series event on Rocky Fork lake in Ohio. Unfortunately due to scheduling conflicts I will not be able to fish the full schedule of the weekend series but I am going to fish enough events to make the regional and hopefully make it to the national championship on Old Hickory in Tennessee.
Cant wait to see all of you on the water in 2013!