BassWestUSA - Spring, 2013, Page 61

BW: If you were not a pro bass fisherman what would you be? LC: I am not sure. I never held a regular job other than working at a local tackle shop. My family is in the hotel busi- ness so maybe I would get into that or maybe become a lawyer.

BW: Apart from the money you have won, what are some of luxuries of being a profes- sional bass fisherman? LC: It’s nice to have a lot of free time to be able to do what I love. Time to entertain pas- sions. I’ve been able to do a lot of fun stuff because of the freedom fishing has given me. I have been on the Best Damn Sports Show, I’ve been to the World Series and I have met a lot of great people. Last year, I was in a photo shoot with Tony Stewart (NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver) and a lot of similar opportunities like that have come my way because of fishing. I’ve been kind of spoiled. Plus, I’ve been able to travel and see most of our country. I think there are only a few states I haven’t been to at this point. I have been able to experience different cultures around the U.S. and to be honest sometimes I probably don’t appreciate that aspect of the job enough.

Spring 2013