I wanted to take a second to publicly acknowledge what an awesome competitor and person Justin is, as I know he is a member on here. This weekend at the Bass Central Open on the Arkansas River, my pro I was fishing with smoked one of the many floating trees on the way to weigh ins Friday and disabled his outboard. He caught a ride with our fish to weigh in, which got us both disqualified due to a new rule, and I stayed with the boat and our gear. There's no way you could leave a boat unmanned in that current unless you didn't care if it was destroyed. About an hour later, after I had drifted about two miles downstream, I saw a familiar Santone wrapped boat coming against all of the incoming traffic to give the boat a tow in. But it wasn't Justin at the wheel. Justin had qualified to fish the final day and took a chance on someone else using his boat to tow a fellow competitor in because he knew we were dead in the water. Owning a boat myself, I know you never really want to use your boat to tow another boat in, especially when you need it the next day to fish for an invitation to the Classic. Qualifying to fish the final day with that river fishing like it did this week is impressive, but Justin's class and selfless behavior to help a competitor in need made a much bigger impact on me. Thanks man. You are a class act.
Edited by LunkerXpress (06/05/16 05:51 PM)