BassWestUSA - Spring, 2012, Page 34

n a m p a h C t n e Br T O is RED H

Through the first quarter of 2012 no angler has been hotter than Kansas City based Brent Chapman. He won the first Bassmaster Central Open on Lake Lewisville, a title that was accompanied by a 2013 classic birth, and has since compiled an 18th, 4th and 5th place finish in the three tournaments that followed. Chapman has yet to miss a cut for any event in 2012 and we had a chance to speak with him about his fantastic start to the new year.

BW: First off, explain what your Bassmaster Central Open win and subsequent birth into the 2013 Bassmaster Classic has meant to you? BC: Anytime you can start the year off with a good finish it really gets the momentum rolling in the right direction, but to lock in a classic birth for the following year before even fish- ing the classic was unreal. Financially speaking, it was a thrill because it put a good check in the bank months before the Elite season began.

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