BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Bass fishing enthusiasts have a golden opportunity to learn power fishing in Kevin VanDam’s boat, study drop shotting while standing just a few feet away from Aaron Martens or get the scoop on frogging from Dean Rojas’ back deck. It’s possible, and it’s not something bass fans have to spend a fortune on or the rest of their days trying to create those relationships.
The only requirement is to sign up for the Bassmaster Elite Series Marshal program.
Marshals are paired with Elite anglers on each day of competition, observing everything from the boat of a top professional. Each Marshal will see what the pro he’s paired with does and exactly how the angler does it.
“It’s an ideal opportunity to learn the latest and best bass fishing techniques from the anglers who invented and perfected them,” said Bassmaster Tournament Director Trip Weldon. “There’s no better classroom and no better opportunity to gain the insight needed to take bass fishing to the next level.”
The Bassmaster Elite Series is looking for a few good Marshals for the remaining 2013 season. Three Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments have availability for Marshals — the Alabama River Charge presented by Star brite, the Evan Williams Bourbon Showdown at St. Lawrence River and the Plano Championship Chase.