December 3, 2014
With my second season on the Elite Series behind me, I’ve had some time to reflect on this past year’s performance and I’m not pleased. Not the least bit. I had one top 12, three top 50’s, and a handful of bombs. That’s unacceptable. In order for me to be competitive and successful on the Elite Series I need to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic every year, cash checks consistently, and win a tournament every 3-4 years. Not only do strong performances earn paychecks each tournament, but it can also help build a solid sponsorship portfolio which is necessary to cover the expenses associated with being a full-time angler.