In early July, Sean McAughey and I fished the Lake Despair Castin' For Cash Tournament and ended up having a decent tournament, rolling out with an 8th place finish. We struggled the first day then had a great second day to cash a cheque, so that was good!
The next weekend I fished the Shoal Lake Bass Classic with my buddy Karl Engstrom. This is my favorite lake to fish tournaments on and usually the results are good but we had a tough one and caught a bunch of medium sized fish - we missed the money here!
Later in July we had the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championships on Rainy Lake - this is one of the premier team tournaments in North America - always one of my favourite weeks of the entire year!
John Peterson and I had a couple of mediocre days then a strong third day to end up with a ninth place finish.
In early August my Dad and I hit the road for Alabama so that I could compete in my first Forrest Wood Cup event on Wheeler Lake. It was great that my Dad could come with me to help with the big drive and practice with me.
It was awesome that my Dad could share the experience with me!
My buddies Cory Johntston and Brandon McMillan - we all stayed together for the week, along with Cory's brother Chris...we had fun all season long so it was great that we could all share our first Forrest Wood Cup experience together!
After a great season and getting to this tournament, I had a tough event, finishing 44th out of the 50 boat field, but the experience was awesome! Can't wait to get back!
Having some fun in the weigh-in line with the GOAT (the Greatest Of All Time) Andy Morgan!!!
In mid August I got to spend a few days on Rainy Lake with Scott and Roland Martin!!! We filmed a couple of episodes of Scott's program, The Scott Martin Challenge and had a great time!