All Eyes On ICAST

August 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every year, vendors from around the world and more than 15,000 individuals converge on Orlando, Florida for the largest sportfishing industry’s trade show in the world. The event is closed to the public, but working for the organization that puts on the event, I was able to attend my first show, [...]

Life Beyond the Horizon

June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.” Ever since I started fishing, I have fished freshwater. Consumed by the passion for bass fishing, I hadn’t ever really entertained the idea of saltwater fishing. “I’m surprised you have never been saltwater fishing,” many have said. Not [...]

Classic and Gaston, and James, Oh My!

May 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Bassmaster Classic For the first time ever, I had the opportunity to attend the Bassmaster Classic on Lake Conroe, just outside Houston, Texas (March 24 – 26). Representing Keep America Fishing, I was able to network with industry partners and connect with old and new friends. On the second and [...]

A Season Anew

April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spring is the air and the bass biting, for some at least. The busy season is definitely upon us and although I have gotten to spend a little bit of time on the water, the going hasn’t been easy, tournament-wise at least. Working for the American Sportfishing Association has continued to be a [...]

What’s Winter? Pre-Season Update 2017

March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

The bass fishing world is full of opportunity for those who are willing to put in the time. It’s been a busy year thus far as I continue to learn the fishing industry from a legislative and advocacy perspective. To catch everyone up, in October I moved to Alexandria, Virginia after obtaining a [...]

Nothing Gold Can Stay

September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The BFL season has come and gone in what seems like a few brief seconds, and taken my regional opportunity with it. That’s right, for the first time in three years I failed to make the regional cut, and by a long shot to put the nail in the coffin. After five events I ended my year in 98th Place [...]

A Time For Reflection

December 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Hot weather is unusual around this time of the year, not to mention a few rough years for Virginia’s deer populations due to disease and over harvesting are a few reasons the hunting has been tough. I reach my randomly hat drawn stand and climb the wooden rungs wearing nothing but my spring [...]

The Offseason Partnership Hunt

November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Winter is the season of dreams: boats being winterized, black Friday tackle sales and Christmas closeouts. An angler gathers what little funds are left after a full year of hooksets, tournament entry fees and boat repairs, much like a squirrel hiding acorns for hibernation. Tis the season of deer [...]

Lake Wateree Struggle

October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Another season has come and gone in what now seems like a short chapter in my novel. This past week marked a bittersweet ending to what has been the most educational season to date. Not only did I increase my time on the water by over 50%, but I gained many friendships that will most certainly play [...]

Regional Bound!

October 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Let me preface the blog by saying I am blessed to have qualified for my third regional in the BFL Series. As a tournament fisherman, it is a great sense of relief to know the hard work over the course of the regular season has paid off. As a co-angler you battle not only the conditions and [...]
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