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November 2011

Posted by casey on November 13, 2011

deerSeason_cm.jpgFishing for the guy in the cubicle!

As the 2011 season comes to a close I plan on blogging quite a bit over the next season and this new website is part of keeping in touch with my family and friends from all over the US and Canada.  So here goes blog number 1, thanks to everyone who reads and supports the companies and people who support what I love to do.

Well the 2011 season is officially over, there have been a lot of ups and downs, near misses and the tastes of victory.  There has been blown tires, broken down motors , sore backs, sunburns,  days where daylight to dark in practice meant one bite and then there were days when it seemed you could do no wrong.  Looking back on the year it was a success , I was able to learn quite a bit along the way, spent time with friends with the same passion and met a lot of new friends along the way.  I learned a little bit about the business of bass fishing and just how much hard work it is trying to make a living fishing.

As the season closed, the time to decide what I was going to do the following year weighed heavily on my mind and still does.  I was fortunate to have a good fall of the year where it provided the financial opportunity to pursue getting  a new boat and sign up for the 2012 season.  In 2012 I will be fishing  the FLW Tour as a boater, the Southeast Everstarts as a boater and will be doing the Tour majors as a co-angler.  I know I am still green when it comes to fishing at the highest level but at 31 years old this is probably my best shot to make a living doing what I love to do.  This upcoming season I will be fishing for my former engineer self who sat in the cubicle in the spring when the fish were spawning just wishing my boss would give me a day of vacation to go fishing .  I will be fishing for the former self who spent most of his time looking at drawings, specs, standards and policies while day dreaming of one day giving it a shot.  I will be fishing for everybody I know sitting in the cubicle wishing they were on the water , the guys who work 50-60 hours a week just to get home Friday evening in time to hook up the boat drive to the lake spend the next 2 days on the water just to do it again the next week.  These weekend warriors are what truly make this sport great and I hope to prove that even a guy who had to work a 7-5 job still has a chance to make a living at it.