Dear B.A.S.S.

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Jonathon VanDam and Bassmaster Marshal Steven Thomas

By Steven Thomas

I would like to send a message of gratitude to the B.A.S.S. organization for my recent experience as a Bassmaster Marshal. 

Two days before Christmas, I received a letter in the mail stating that I had been selected to be a Marshal for the Bassmaster Elite Series on Kentucky Lake. To say that I was excited for the opportunity to be a Marshal for the best bass fishermen in the world would be an understatement. I marked it on my calendar and looked very much forward to it from that day.

As the time drew near, I started thinking about what to expect during the event. What it would be like to be a Marshal? What it would be like to be around these pros of the sport that I idolize? I soon had answers to some of the questions. I also thought about how I could learn from these pros, different techniques, different lures, different ways of doing things, to be successful out on the water? The following is my description of how things went and what I learned.