2012 Elite Series Green Bay Challenge Lake Michigan - Green Bay, WI, Jun 28 - Jul 1, 2012

Reese gets a birthday surprise

10:49 am CDT, Jul 1, 2012 | By Steve Wright

Skeet Reese got an unexpected birthday present yesterday, when he turned 43 years old. The former Bassmaster Classic champion and Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year was in 24th place after two days of competition. Then he caught 16-1 on Day Three and moved into eighth place.

 

"Happy birthday to me," Reese said.

 

He also noted that because he would be fishing today, Saturday night's celebration would have to be toned down a bit, something he hadn't expected.

 

But he still celebrated.

 

"A bunch of us went to a sushi place," Reese said. "It got pretty loud."

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