Justin Lucas had an auspicious start to his career

"This is redneck, even Swindle will agree with that. I put it in a garbage pail filled with rain water and ran a half mile to the office where my parents were." That's how Justin Lucas started his AOY speech. "That fish there was the start of this whole bass fishing thing."

He came back to his Alabama friend again soon: "When I was 10, my friend had a catfishing birthday party. Even in California, Swindle."