May 04, 2011
From Surviving The Reel World by Joe Thomas
Joe Thomas has been making a living as a professional bass fisherman on the Bassmaster and FLW Tournament Trails for close to 27 years. His blog will get you the inside story of life on the tournament trail. Read what it's like to live the life of a professional fisherman, TV host, author, and speaker, both on and off the water.
One question that I get a lot from our Ultimate Match Fishing fans is "Isn't it hard to just stand there and watch (I feel like I do a little more than just watch) while the anglers catch all those fish in UMF?" Well, the answer to that question is pretty simple: heck yeah, it's tough! I love to fish, so when they are whacking them I can hardly stand it!
I guarantee you that there are lots of times that Chris Collinsworth wishes he was on the field instead of in the press box announcing the game. I'm no Dick Vitale, but I get fired up and excited when a match is close in the 4th quarter and someone boats a big one! I figure if I can't be the guy catching them, being the guy watching the best anglers in the world catching them live from 20 feet away is a close second...
Photo courtesy Joe Thomas
For more Joe Thomas, check out Joe's personality page and his show pages: Ultimate Match Fishing Presented by Sta-Bil and Stihl's Reel In The Outdoors with Joe Thomas.