A national champ

Paul Mueller is one of several Elite anglers who worked their way up to the top tier of professional fishing through the bass nation program. He won the national championship in 2014.

He very nearly won the Bassmaster classic in 2014, finishing second by 1 pound.

He told me recently that he guides bass fisherman in order to support his Elite Series career. If he wins the $100,000 first prize in this event, he won’t have to guide so often.

As I was writing this, he filled his limit with a very nice spotted bass. I think it will turn out to be the biggest in his livewell. We will see what BASSTrakk has to say about that.

Mueller has not moved since settling down here first thing this morning. He is on a great hole.