6. Was there a particular moment or event when you knew you had a future in this sport?
When I made my first Bassmaster Classic, George Cochran sat down next to me one day and said, “Your second Classic is the toughest one you’ll ever make.” I didn’t know what he was talking about at the time, but it turned out he was right. I didn’t qualify the next year. I think we were at Lake Eufaula the following year, I had five keepers in the livewell on the last day, I knew I’d made the Classic again, and I let out a yell.