This was a great event for a great cause. I called my partner 2 weeks ago and offered to take him out and get to know him. He had never been in a bass boat and I wanted to ensure he felt comfortable. Our first trip out we had a blast.....probably caught 20+ fish in a few hours. We had close to 10lbs and felt like we were going to have a great day tournament day. I was able to sneak away the following week and called him to come fishing with me again. We didn't catch as many, however we had a great day on the water telling stories and relaxing.
Fast forward to tournament morning: My day started off with getting stuck in the mud and having to be towed out to go launch. We were boat 250 and knew our areas we practiced in would be occupied, so we opted to make a run and work our way back. 30 minutes into the morning I whacked a rock and sheered a prop pin on the TM. We repaired it and went on our way. We caught fish all day long as many people did....just not the right size. Despite that.....we had a great day and my service member left with a big smile and a great memory. We weighed in 2 keepers for 3.05. This was my first FFF and not my last.