7. When did you realize you had "made it" in the bass fishing industry?
I won my first Elite Series tournament in 2009. That night, when Kerry and I got back to the camper, I set the trophy on our dining table — it was the only place big enough to hold it. I woke up in the middle of the night and could just see the trophy from our bed. I thought, "Wow, I actually did it! I can compete at this level."