BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Brett Preuett sustained a hook in the head, a skinned shin and a hook in the shoe while working to get a Classic berth in the final days of the 2014 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Classic Bracket. And once he found out he won, he jumped for joy — right off the dock and into Chatuge Reservoir.
The University of Louisiana Monroe student and his teammate, Jackson Blackett, opened up during the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat. The two talked about everything from Preuett's prepping for the Classic to how he hasn't gotten around to doing the dishes (a roommate complained during the chat). Preuett also received good tidings from two previous Classic college competitors — Matt and Jordan Lee — and from the bracket runner-up, Zach Parker.
Congratulations, @brettpreuett16 on qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic!
It's been an amazing experience and I'm truly blessed to be here and around a bunch of great people at B.A.S.S.
When are all of y'all ulm guys gonna come fish Toledo bend with us Lamar guys
Whenever we get time, we would love to!
We'll get together and plan a trip and I would love to fish with a classic qualifier congrats
What makes the ULM team so consistent on blue back herring lakes?
We work together as a team figuring out these types of lakes even though we have nothing like it in Louisiana.
Congrats on the win! What makes you most excited about fishing the #BassmasterClassic?
It's been a dream for me these past couple of years, and that's what I want to do for a living. It's the Super Bowl of our sport, what every bass angler dreams of.
Congrats Brett! If bananas are bad luck, what brings you good luck? apples, oranges #fruitloops?
He can pick my Classic song after the Championship. Anything he picks will work!
Were you nervous at all going head to head w @ZParkerfishing on the last day of the bracket?
What makes you and @jacksondeanb a good team?
When one of us has a bad day, the other has a good day.
@bass_nation We fish a lot alike. We both like to run the trolling motor on 100.
Congrats @brettpreuett16 ! Enjoy everything that comes from this. It will be a fun and exciting ride!
Thanks a lot, Matt! I look forward to meeting you in person.
Looking forward to it man! Congrats again. Life changing deal for sure
He would know it best! Take the best shot you got. It's an amazing opportunity.
It truly is a dream come true, and I'm going to definitely give it 100% at the Classic.
Sorry, buddy! I've been a little busy. I promise I'll clean them when I get home. #loveyabro
Haha! @Meagan_Laprarie said she would do the dishes from hear own out if you win the classic!
Oh that's weird, I don't remember saying that! However, win the classic and you've got a deal!
Sounds like a big weight to carry, but sounds like a deal!
Can you take me fishing in your nitro when you get home but first @DPerkins12 needs you to do chores
I tried to get him to swing through florence so y’all just come up here!
How are you going to prepare for the #bassmasterclassic on Hartwell?
I'm going to do a lot of research & there will be a lot of trips made in the next couple months to practice
And thanks for your help over the past few months! You've been wonderful!
So what will go through ur mind when KVD, Ike, Powroznik&the other big names are sitting next 2 you in their boat
It's going to be pretty cool. I'm going to be thinking I have to go out and catch 'em to prove I can hang with them.
Right on. Good luck man.
Will you put a hook in your neck for good luck at the Classic?
I'm not going to intentionally going to put a hook in me, but I'm not saying I won't before it's said & done
He will if that's what it takes!
Which would you rather: $100K/year desk job or self-funded full time pro fisherman?
I'd rather have $0 and fish in the pros all year long than be making a million dollars at any other type of job.
Haha, I've done started to figure that one out.
How's it feel to be such a stud at fishing?
How does it feel being Big Bass Evan?
Well, here lately I haven't lived up to the name! Hopefully my last year to fish I'll rep the name alittle better!
Don't worry, you will, bud, and hopefully we'll be fishing together soon in the pros.
Hopefully you’re right! That's the dream for all of us! Congrats again bud! Go smoke some heads in the Classic!
It was weird not seeing you there 100 feet fishing from us like normal, lol
Haha Should've known I was in a bad spot the entire tournament cause we weren't around y'all!
I'm trying to the take that big fish title from you sometime soon!
Well, I'm gunna do my best to keep it to myself! Gunna have to fight me for it! Lol
Happy for you man! Enjoy the ride and the Classic. I'll be pulling for you! Good luck!
Thanks a lot, man, and hopefully you can win one and we can be fishing it together!
That's the plan! You earned it, just do your thing and don't worry about anyone else. Have fun!
Thanks, man, it means a lot.
Congrats again bro!
Since @brettpreuett16 has graduated, who will u fish with next year?
I'll probably be fishing w/ Tyler Craig next year. We've fished together already & it works.
Who else remembers the purple bullet?
Everybody remembers the purple bullet!!
Yes! I talked about that boat the other day!
I think he needs a purple boat for the classic lol
What kind of shampoo and conditioner does Jackson Blackett use?
Tweet of the day
You've got to use that triple conditioner for this hair. You used to have hair longer than mine!
Thanks everybody from B.A.S.S. & all the fans & supporters out there! It really helps me keep going on.
Thanks to the @bass_nation staff for helping us with the Twitter chat and letting us visit!