I just read an article on Bassmaster.com written by Pete Robins that really got me thinking. So often in my young life, I was asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” I remember so many times answering things like, Police Man, Fire Man, and the most often soldier.
Reading the most recent articles written by so many people who have known Mark Davis over the years, I have to say those answers should have been different. If I could now turn back the hands of time, I think my answer would have to be Mark Davis.
I know a lot of people who share my passion for bass fishing want to be KVD. Yes, I want to have the ability to catch fish like KVD, but more than anything, I want people to think of me the way they do Mark Davis. I want people to say that it was a pleasure to fish with me, that I was always willing to help where I could. I want to be known as a good, no, great bass angler, but, I also want so badly to be known more so as a great man, a great father.
For those of you who have had the pleasure (or misfortune depending on the time of my life) to know me, you all know I have a long way to go to get there.
If you take nothing else away from this, know this… I will strive every day of my life to be the very best bass angler, man, and father that I can be. When the dust settles over my grave, I may be lucky enough to be known as half the man Mark Davis is today.
Thank you Mark for setting the bar so high.
‘Losing it’ with Mark Davis | Bassmaster