With two and half Elite Series tournaments left this year, everyone is still fishing for something – everything from the AOY, to requalifying to just plain pride. If the season were to end today, young Bradley Roy would be our AOY, and usual suspects like AMart, KVD, Skeet, Palaniuk, Swindle and Hackney would be in the Classic.
At the first Grand Lake Classic, when it was 19 degrees, I learned about the value of a Stormr cold weather suit.At the most recent Hartwell Classic, when it was 13 degrees and a number of boats were still stuck to the trailers, I learned that a Thermacare adhesive heating pad, stuck to your lower back, will work wonders.
Another phrase I’ve decided that I need to banish from my writing vocabulary: “At some point, he’s going to win a major title.”
By “major title,” I mean Bassmaster Classic champion or Elite Series AOY, but if I focused more heavily on FLW there’s no reason it couldn’t apply to their championship and AOY as well.