As we’re watching Edwin Evers, I noticed a Skeeter next to us with Oklahoma registration. I asked if they had come all this way for the Classic. In the boat are Tony Patterson, Darrin Toliver, Trevor Toliver, and Ben Patterson.


"Last year was our first one, and now we’re hooked. We’re big bass fishermen, and after following these guys on Facebook, we wanted to see more. After last year’s Classic, we decided we were gonna go again, it’s so cool. The Expo was cool, and the weigh-ins are great."


For working guys to take vacation time away from home just for a fishing derby — though it is the Bassmaster Classic — is dedication. Thanks, guys.

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