2013 Elite Series Toyota All-Star Week and Evan Williams Bourbon Championship
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Why Hank Cherry feels like every day is Christmas

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In his first B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, Hank Cherry told fans that now that he and his family have everything they need, every day is like Christmas.

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Tyler Reed

Tyler Reed

Tyler Reed is the social media and B.A.S.S. Nation editor for B.A.S.S. Keep up with B.A.S.S. on Facebook and Twitter.

For Hank Cherry, every day is like Christmas.

He's had a stellar year, including a third-place finish in the Classic, a Rookie of the Year title and a Toyota All-Star Week win.

Today, he participated in his first B.A.S.S. Twitter chat, and a fan asked him what he wanted for Christmas.

"We went from being tight financially as a family to getting what we needed," he answered. "Now we have everything we need, and it's like Christmas every day."

A full transcript of the chat is posted below. Also, read transcripts from previous Twitter chats with such pros as Kevin VanDam, Cliff Pace and Mike Iaconelli here.

Keep up with the pros, bass fishing news and the hottest techniques all year long by following @BASS_Nation on Twitter.

 

Bassmaster@BASS_nation

Welcome, fans! We appreciate you joining us today for the Hank Cherry #basschat. Hank, thanks for being with us!

Hank Cherry

I am so glad to be here. I feel so blessed to have won ROY and the All-Star event. I'm ready to answer any questions! 

Frank@drlecter79

You seem excited! 

 

Kris Steele@KristofordHayes

Bama or Oregon? Who wins?

Hank Cherry

Bama! 

 

P.J. Pahygiannis@Bassfishinboy

What's the best bait for fishing small acreage farm ponds the rest of 2013 from the bank? 

Hank Cherry

I would use is a Bayou Boogie. It's older than I am, but if you can find it, you'll catch some big ones! 

 

P.J. Pahygiannis@Bassfishinboy

What's the best bait for fishing dead, submerged grass that's fallen to the bottom of a lake or pond? 

Hank Cherry

Just swim a swimbait over it in the fall. In the spring, pull a Rat-L-Trap through it. 

 

Jennifer Dome@BhamJen

How does it feel to win All-Star after already being named Rookie of the Year? 

Hank Cherry

It's an unbelievable feeling - right up there with getting married and the birth of my two kids.

 

JT@jtflynlow

Cherry congrats on your All-Star win!

Hank Cherry

I appreciate it! The fans were a big help to me this year. I've had a lot of support from people I've never even met! 

 

Hayden Giannini@FishnHayden

I'm a high schooler with a passion to fish and I'm trying to convince my parents into letting me fish tournament. Any help?

Hank Cherry

First thing, go to college & get your education. Second, earn your parents' trust & do chores for money to enter. 

 

Dominic Turcott@Dturcott27

Hank, remember me?!? You were really cool! pic.twitter.com/8uPUizhrzL

Hank Cherry

Thank you! Yes, I remember!

 

Craw Daddy@trilaTEQUILA

Hank, if you were to go out and fish today where would you start and what would you throw?

Hank Cherry

Lake Norman: @LivingstonLures Dive Master Jr. and a 1/2-ounce jig. 

 

Bass Fishing Tips@BassFishnTips

If limited to 5 rod/reel combos to fish entire season, what would they be?

Hank Cherry

Abu MGX for the reel, rods: two 7-3 Denali Norwood slop rods, three 7-foot medium-heavy Denali Rosewoods

 

hunter goad@Hunter_Goad

How did you make it and what was your biggest obstacle you had to overcome?

Hank Cherry

I made it through hard work. I put in my time. The biggest obstacle I had to overcome was learning to believe in myself. 

 

Bass Fishing Tips@BassFishnTips

If limited to 5 baits to fish entire season, what would they be?

Hank Cherry

Damiki Anchovy Shad, Vision 110, Divemaster Jr., E.R. Lures 9/16 jig and Paycheck topwater bait.

 

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