Jacob Nummy has the distinct honor of leading the team he founded to a national victory.
Nummy was the brainchild of the fishing club at Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) and he, along with teammate Tom Frink, brought the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship trophy home to their school.
Today, both Nummy and Frink sat down and answered questions from fans on Twitter. Below is the transcript. Read transcripts from last year's college champions, as well as Elite Series pros, here.
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Fans, the #collegebass champs are here and ready to take your questions!
Very humbled by the opportunity to be a part of all of the things to come from the National Championship win!
It's exciting to be here! And we're looking forward to everything coming up!
Any advice for colleges just starting up their bass clubs?
Focus on creating a solid foundation through your club's constitution and then focus on fishing!
Any plans to fish professionally in the future?
Not at the moment. I'm planning on reviewing my options at the end of my college career. I have one more year left at AUM.
Yeah, I'm planning on using College fishing as a stepping stone now. It's the best way to fish while I'm in school
Congrats! How quickly after winning did you guys start sizing each other up for the Classic Bracket?
I don't think we have yet. We're still taking in the National Championship win!
How confident were you that your west coast technique would work on chatuge?
I was pretty confident in the baits because I know the fish had never seen them. Out West it works on that size of fish.
How much longer are you guys fishing the college series? and what are your plans afterwards?
I've got 1 more yr left that I'll be competing in the college series, & then I'll pursue a job in the fishing industry.
This was my last tournament except for the Classic Bracket. My plans for afterwards are work, save money, fish the Opens.
Tyler Reed or Hank Weldon?
I plead the fifth.
Besides prefishing looking at lake maps/depths how do y'all prepare for a tourny? Physical mental etc...
We went to a different lake that was similar to work on brush fishing and get an idea of what the fish were doing.
What was that hat that you wore at launch each day?
My buddy got it for me. It's an Operation Iraqi Freedom - I get more comments on my hat than anything else!
What's the next step in your fishing career? @tommyfrink
Hopefully I'll be competing against your dad in the Classic.
Watched you guys last weekend on the U. What kind of train wreck net job fish catch was that?
Haters gonna hate. @tommyfrink says that was a miracle fish!
@tommyfrinkC-Rig Lizard or Texas Rigged Lizard?
I don't own any lizards!!!