Throughout last year’s Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments, attendees were able to enter to win an all-expenses-paid Fishing Trip with A.R.E. Fishing Team members Adrian Avena and Justin Lucas. Winner Charles Foster of Palatka, Fla., spent a day on Smith Lake with Lucas, and winner Carl Chasteen of Bristow, Okla., spent a day with Avena on Lake Okeechobee.
Foster had this to say about his time with Lucas: “I learned a lot about fishing in different environments, as Smith Lake was a different situation than what I am used to in Florida. Justin was awesome and really made me feel comfortable to ask questions, it was like I was fishing with a buddy from back home. The whole trip was a blast and something I will never forget.”
Chasteen added about his time with Avena: “As a guy that only gets to go fishing about once or twice a month, my time with Adrian was very educational. He explained how he went about practicing, breaking down a body of water and how he identifies areas that are dead water. You can tell that Adrian is passionate about fishing and is willing to take the time to pass along his knowledge to others. Thanks to A.R.E. I was able to fish on one of my bucket list lakes with an Elite Series angler as my guide. What an absolute great experience!”
A.R.E. is a manufacturer of truck caps and covers and is partnering with B.A.S.S. to sponsor the A.R.E. Truck Caps Elite at Lake Okeechobee Feb. 23-26, 2017.