Ponds Looking to Make Major Splash in Summit Select Qualifier
2016 Summit Select Day One Qualifier, Cookeville, Tenn., June 16, 2015
Standing in an empty boat yard in Cookeville, Tennessee, the appearance of a lone figure quickly making his way towards me wasn’t a surprise.
As the launch of the Major League Fishing 2016 Bass Pro Shops Summit Select Day Two Qualifier prepared to get underway, it wasn’t a surprise that the angler making quick strides was none other than Mississippi pro Pete Ponds, a rookie on the circuit.
Seeing the big smile and obvious energy that Ponds was carrying in the predawn gloom, the first question was easy: Pete, are you excited about all of this?
“Of course, I’m excited!” smiled Ponds. “It’s the first time I’ve fished Major League Fishing and I didn’t get much sleep. Yesterday, I was just a little bit late for a meeting and I didn’t want to do it again today.
“So yeah, I’m jacked up this morning and we’re going to catch them!”
Even though the high skies, little wind, bluebird, early-summer weather doesn’t appear to be what most anglers want to find?
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