2016 was by all accounts a special year for me. I can't express how special it was to be a part of capping off the end of Ron Broadwater's final season as a regular participant in our tournaments. I don't think I'll ever have the chance to fish with a better bass fisherman than Ron.
But 2017 is here and nothing stands still. Ron's retirement meant that I would have to begin a search for a new partner. I am excited to announce I have completed that journey and am ready to announce Mike Atwood will be joining me in the boat in 2017.
Mike has been fishing with the MRA since the beginning of the 2003 season. Anyone knowing Mike recognizes what a positive energy he has and his enthusiasm for competitive fishing.
I am excited to learn from Mike and have him learn from me. I can't wait for the lakes to open again so we can start fishing together. Only team fishermen can appreciate the time it takes to become a well-oiled machine.
I can tell you I am really looking forward to having Mike in the boat with me for many years to come. I look forward to seeing all of you again very soon.