I’ve been on the run lately between getting ready for the Classic and the 2013 Elite Series season, business stuff, the winter show season and some traveling for sponsors; which is where I’ll start.
I just got back from Japan and the Osaka Fishing Show for Lucky Craft. If you remember, I went there last year for Lucky Craft’s 20th anniversary and had a great time with the people at the show and the folks at Lucky Craft.
From the outset of his career, Bassmaster Elite Series pro Skeet Reese has been a trendsetter. From being the first angler to brand himself with the bright yellow and black color scheme that has become his trademark, to his position in the industry with his sponsors and the fans, Reese has been at the forefront of many ideas and trends.
Now, the 2009 Bassmaster Classic and 2007 Bassmaster Angler of the Year is set to become the first professional angler to officially sponsor and mentor a College Fishing Team. Reese; through his corporation, Skeet Reese Inc., has agreed to sponsor the Oklahoma State University Fishing Team that competes in the B.A.S.S. Carhartt College Fishing Series.
I guess I should probably update you all on a couple of trips since I’ve been gone so much and haven’t been here to do a blog. But, everyone needs a break every once in a while, you know?
I’ll start with my Golden Dorado trip to Argentina with Roy Halladay and Chris Carpenter, and his brother-in-law. Compared to last year on the Amazon with the peacock bass and the anaconda attacked native fisherman, this trip was quiet. But, it wasn’t quiet on the fishing front.
It’s been a little while since we did an update. Between Thanksgiving with the family and travel, I was running crazy.
Let’s start with an update from the Hurricane Sandy Relief auction on my website. First of all, thank you to sponsors and friends who contributed goods to the cause; Kim and I really appreciate it. Most of all, thank you to all of you who participated in the auction and with all of your donations, and our matching funds, we are sending almost $6,000 to the Red Cross. It’s not a huge amount of money, but it will help with something for someone.