It’s been a long cold winter, but finally the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen and spring is on its way. This means that it is time to get back into the swing of things and prepare for the upcoming tournament season. The first weekend in March I will be traveling with my Radford University teammates down to the Virginia, Tennessee border to fish a ‘warm up’ club tournament on the South Holston Reservoir. Then, on April 12-13 the season kicks into high gear with our first major of the collegiate season, the Carrhart Bassmaster College Series Eastern Super Regional on Santee Cooper in Manning, South Carolina.
Anyone who has had their boat on Santee Cooper knows that its waters can be treacherous and unforgiving. With miles of flats mined with cypress stumps the size of volkswagons, boaters must navigate narrow channels with hull shredding hazards on either side. However, this is where I hold the advantage over the rest of the field. The hardened aluminum hull of my Xpress X18 will be able to take the punishment and get me into those spots which would otherwise be virtually unreachable. Also, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the guys at Xpress for working with me and developing the new team Xpress collegiate angler ripped open graphics which I am now sporting on my X18. Now not only will I be able to get into those spots that no one else can, but I will look good doing it.