2015 AOY Tournament

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2015 BASS AOY Championship

Beatin' the Bank with Bernie Schultz - 2015 BASS AOY Championship

During the long drive north to Lake Michigan, my thoughts drifted to last year’s Angler of the Year (AOY) Championship — an outcome of which I’m still quite bitter.

Until that event, I was well inside the cut for the Bassmasters Classic. But after an average performance at Escanaba, I managed to fall out … missing the cut by a mere seven points.