The man on the right is Grandpa Jack, or Jack Schmidt. He's Justin Lucas's maternal grandfather. And from what I understand he played a strong role in raising Justin. Grandpa Jack first took Lucas fishing when the boy was 10 years old. "I let him drive the boat," he said. On the left is Kent Brown, host of Ultimate Bass Radio, and a friend of the family going way back. Watch for Steve Wright's story on grandpa Jack coming this week.
Turning 29 on Friday, it’s hard to imagine Justin Lucas has accomplished all he’s going to in professional bass fishing. But wherever he goes from here, it’ll be hard for him to top what he experienced in his home win in the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River.
Justin Lucas explains how he won the Sacramento Bassmaster Elite at Sacramento River event.
Justin Lucas, who won the Delta, had plenty of hometown fans. He was raised in Folsom, just north of Sacramento.
Davy Hite gets the first interview with Justin Lucas after Day 4 on the Sacramento River.
See Aaron Martens fish the California Delta on Day 4.
Huge crowd calls for Classic to come West to Sacramento.
Sacramento turned out in a big way for today's weigh-in. Perfect weather and a fired up crowd. A great combination!
Aaron Martens does not give up easily. That's him in the photo fishing 100 feet from the weigh-area. We shall see in the weigh-in how he did!