BW: What is the toughest thing about being a professional angler? LC: We travel so much and that is tough, but I think the toughest thing is; there a lot of times we are out there on the water its not where we want to be. Fishing when its pour- ing rain and 20-mph wind and you haven’t had a bite all day, it not always a walk in the park like a lot of people think it is.
BW: How has your family been a part of your fishing career? LC: My dad was a big influence in getting me started in bass fishing and altogether, I have had a lot of family support over the years. In the beginning, they had a lot of reserva- tions about my career choice. The just didn’t think it was the best way to make a living, they thought that I should have a normal job and a normal lifestyle. I have to admit, choos- ing to be a professional angler is a decision that a lot of parents would question for their child. There is a lot of risk and the vast majority of people who make professional fishing their career don’t make it. I was fortunate enough to have made a solid career of fishing and it didn’t take long for my parents to see it’s what I should be doing.
Photo courtesy of B.A.S.S./Seigo Saito