Preuett has support from all over

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.

Check out the full transcript of the chat below, and click here to view transcripts of previous Twitter chats with pros and previous college champs. See photos of the ULM anglers' visit here.

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation 

Please welcome @brettpreuett16and @jacksondeanb to the B.A.S.S. Twitter chat! #basschat

Congratulations, @brettpreuett16 on qualifying for the Bassmaster Classic!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

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.

 

Colby Ogden ‏@ColbyOgden 

When are all of y'all ulm guys gonna come fish Toledo bend with us Lamar guys

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Whenever we get time, we would love to!

Colby Ogden ‏@ColbyOgden 

We'll get together and plan a trip and I would love to fish with a classic qualifier congrats

 

Nick LaDart ‏@NickLaDart 

What makes the ULM team so consistent on blue back herring lakes?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

We work together as a team figuring out these types of lakes even though we have nothing like it in Louisiana.

 

Jennifer Dome King ‏@BhamJen 

Congrats on the win! What makes you most excited about fishing the #BassmasterClassic?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

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.

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand 

Congrats Brett! If bananas are bad luck, what brings you good luck? apples, oranges #fruitloops?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Eating a bowl of #FruitLoops might be my good luck charm in the #BassmasterClassic!

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand 

Since @jacksondeanb pckd ur song for champ and it wrked, are you going to let him pick your classic song?  #fancy

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

He can pick my Classic song after the Championship. Anything he picks will work!

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand 

Were you nervous at all going head to head w @ZParkerfishing on the last day of the bracket?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Yes, I was because he's a hell of a fisherman. @ZParkerfishing is hard to be anywhere. #hesastick

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation 

What makes you and @jacksondeanb a good team?

jackson blackett ‏@jacksondeanb 

When one of us has a bad day, the other has a good day.

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

@bass_nation We fish a lot alike. We both like to run the trolling motor on 100.

 

Matt Lee ‏@mattleefishing 

Congrats @brettpreuett16 ! Enjoy everything that comes from this. It will be a fun and exciting ride!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Thanks a lot, Matt! I look forward to meeting you in person.

Matt Lee ‏@mattleefishing 

Looking forward to it man! Congrats again. Life changing deal for sure

Brody McWilliams ‏@BMac_Fishing 

He would know it best! Take the best shot you got. It's an amazing opportunity.

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

It truly is a dream come true, and I'm going to definitely give it 100% at the Classic.

 

Dustin Perkins ‏@DPerkins12 

Brett, it’s your turn to clean the dishes. When you going to clean them  #itsbeen2weeks #startingtostink

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Sorry, buddy! I've been a little busy. I promise I'll clean them when I get home. #loveyabro

Dustin Perkins ‏@DPerkins12 

Haha! @Meagan_Laprarie said she would do the dishes from hear own out if you win the classic!

Meagan Laprarie ‏@Meagan_Laprarie 

Oh that's weird, I don't remember saying that! However, win the classic and you've got a deal!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Sounds like a big weight to carry, but sounds like a deal!

 

Brian Eaton ‏@brianeaton18 

Can you take me fishing in your nitro when you get home  but first @DPerkins12 needs you to do chores

Shane Jewell ‏@JSJbassfishing 

I tried to get him to swing through florence so y’all just come up here!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

I cleaned up after the party, so @DPerkins12 needs to do the dishes! #demarenotbrettsdishes

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand 

How are you going to prepare for the #bassmasterclassic on Hartwell?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

I'm going to do a lot of research & there will be a lot of trips made in the next couple months to practice

 

TreeShakertackle ‏@Treeshakerlures 

We @Treeshakerlures are so proud of @brettpreuett16 for making the classic. Do you have a song picked out for your entrance. lol

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

We'll let @jacksondeanb take care of the song! #fancy

And thanks for your help over the past few months! You've been wonderful!

 

Dave Heisler ‏@DaveHeisler 

So what will go through ur mind when KVD, Ike, Powroznik&the other big names are sitting next 2 you in their boat

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

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.

Dave Heisler ‏@DaveHeisler 

Right on. Good luck man.

 

chris mitchell ‏@ditchell 

Will you put a hook in your neck for good luck at the Classic?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

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

jackson blackett ‏@jacksondeanb 

He will if that's what it takes!

 

David Hunter Jones ‏@DavidHuntrJones 

Which would you rather: $100K/year desk job or self-funded full time pro fisherman?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

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.

Matt Lee ‏@mattleefishing 

1st piece of advice. Only listen to 50% of what @DavidHuntrJones @james_hall_bass and @twreed tell you.

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Haha, I've done started to figure that one out.

 

Evan Smith ‏@evan_smith15 

How's it feel to be such a stud at fishing?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

How does it feel being Big Bass Evan?

Evan Smith ‏@evan_smith15 

Well, here lately I haven't lived up to the name! Hopefully my last year to fish I'll rep the name alittle better!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Don't worry, you will, bud, and hopefully we'll be fishing together soon in the pros.

Evan Smith ‏@evan_smith15 

Hopefully you’re right! That's the dream for all of us! Congrats again bud! Go smoke some heads in the Classic!

 

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

It was weird not seeing you there 100 feet fishing from us like normal, lol

Evan Smith ‏@evan_smith15 

Haha Should've known I was in a bad spot the entire tournament cause we weren't around y'all!

jackson blackett ‏@jacksondeanb 

I'm trying to the take that big fish title from you sometime soon!

Evan Smith ‏@evan_smith15 

Well, I'm gunna do my best to keep it to myself! Gunna have to fight me for it! Lol

 

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing 

Happy for you man! Enjoy the ride and the Classic. I'll be pulling for you! Good luck!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Thanks a lot, man, and hopefully you can win one and we can be fishing it together!

Jordan Lee ‏@JLeefishing 

That's the plan! You earned it, just do your thing and don't worry about anyone else. Have fun!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Thanks, man, it means a lot.

Zach Parker ‏@ZParkerfishing 

Congrats again bro!

 

Emily Hand ‏@ejhand 

Since @brettpreuett16 has graduated, who will u fish with next year?

jackson blackett ‏@jacksondeanb 

I'll probably be fishing w/ Tyler Craig next year. We've fished together already & it works.

 

Shane Jewell ‏@JSJbassfishing 

Who else remembers the purple bullet?

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Everybody remembers the purple bullet!!

JТВ ‏@_JordanTyler_ 

Yes! I talked about that boat the other day!

Shane Jewell ‏@JSJbassfishing 

I think he needs a purple boat for the classic lol

 

Nick LaDart ‏@NickLaDart 

What kind of shampoo and conditioner does Jackson Blackett use?

Shane Jewell ‏@JSJbassfishing 

Tweet of the day

jackson blackett ‏@jacksondeanb 

You've got to use that triple conditioner for this hair. You used to have hair longer than mine!

 

Bassmaster ‏@BASS_nation 

Thanks for joining us, @brettpreuett16 and @jacksondeanb! And good luck prepping for the Classic, Brett!

Brett Preuett ‏@brettpreuett16 

Thanks everybody from B.A.S.S. & all the fans & supporters out there! It really helps me keep going on.

jackson blackett ‏@jacksondeanb 

Thanks to the @bass_nation staff for helping us with the Twitter chat and letting us visit!

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