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Straight Talk: Scott, thanks for joining us today! When did you start fishing?
Scott: I started fishing at just 3 years old. I remember sitting in the live well of the boat with my dad and uncle while they fished.
Straight Talk: Wow! So then at what age did you start fishing competitively?
Scott: I started competing at 12 years old, and then really picked it up at 16 when I could drive. While I do love the fellowship of fishing, I enjoy the competition even more. I’m going on my 6th year as a pro angler.
Straight talk: How much time per week do you spend fishing?
Scott: About 45 hours/week.
Straight Talk: When you’re out on the water and you make a big catch, how does it feel?
Scott: It feels like a major adrenalin rush! Even though a bass fight is not a long one (they’re smaller fish, so it takes about 30 seconds), it’s the most exciting moment on the water.
Straight Talk: What do you like to eat to prepare for a long day on the water?
Scott: My favorite pre-event meal has to be grilled Oregon salmon that tournament roommate Jay Yelas always brings down.
Straight Talk: What do you like to do when you’re not fishing?
Scott: I enjoy hunting, golfing, and especially teaching my daughter how to fish. One of her ambitions is to go to University of Alabama and be the first to win the Bass Master Classic. She really enjoys the sport.
Straight Talk: Do you have any advice for aspiring anglers?
Scott: There’s nothing better than hands-on experience and time on the water. Read articles about fishing, fishing magazines, fishing TV shows, but the biggest thing is time on the water and experience. Fish as much as you can.
Straight Talk: Great advice. Is there anything else we should know about you?
Scott: I feel blessed to what I do as a living. I enjoy taking other people and kids fishing and hope I can teach younger children how to get into the sport. I also love taking my dad and uncle fishing and trying to put them on some fish… like they used to do for me when I was kid.
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