So, it has been an amazing first year in the bass fishing tournament world.
Being able to successfully complete one full season in the last year of the Bassmaster Weekend series by American Bass Anglers was good. Not the finish I would have hoped for, but, 47th for the season in my first try is somewhat respectable, if you were to ask me.
I would have loved to hit the water in the southern regional on Neely Henry and make it to the nationals on my second home lake Old Hickory. It just wasn’t in the stars this round.
On the up side, I am poised to make it to the FLW BFL regional on Lake Lanier in two weeks. Sitting in 13th for the season and only one tournament to go on my home waters of Percy Priest Lake. This is the lake I pulled the off the win on in March of this year.
Things are looking pretty scary as the tournament comes closer though. The last time I called to check my place on the waiting list, I was 10th. That was one week from tournament check-in. So, I don’t know if I will get to fish this last tournament or not. You will have to check back for an update.
As for the 2014 season, things couldn’t be looking batter. I have managed to pull in two pro-staff positions with some pretty amazing companies.
Gray Goat Lures is a custom spinner bait company that makes custom spinner baits of all imaginable sizes and colors. These are top quality spinner baits made from the best possible components. I am very proud to be a part of the organization.
Homegrowntackle.com is the future store front for Gray Goat Lures. The company is working to expand the selection of tackle and fishing products is offers. They will specialize in home made tackle from companies or individuals employing less than 5 people in their operations. This will help to expand the number of customers they reach and increase their bottom line.
My second partnership for 2014 is Raw Jigs rawjigs.com. Talk about amazing custom Jigs. Anyone who knows me, knows I throw a jig more than anything else. I catch the largest majority of my fish on a jig. So, I know what it takes to make a quality jig, the colors, shapes, sizes, and hooks it takes to get them to bite and keep them buttoned up and it the boat. Raw Jigs makes a jig that is of the highest quality. They offer many amazing colors, sizes, and styles out of the box. The best thing is, they can make whatever you want. Is there a special color you are looking for? Can’t find it anywhere else? They will make your Jigs to your exact specifications with no problem. Not many companies can offer you that type of service. Did I mention they are cheap too?
Anyway, like I said, things are looking like they are shaping up for 2014. My dreams of going pro are getting closer and closer.
I look forward to making my mark on the companies I represent. I will do everything in my power to increase their sales, and making them proud to have me as a representative of their brand.
So, here’s to new relationships, increased profits, and tight lines! Bring on 2014!