I looked at his name for my Fantasy Fishing team and passed thinking "it's his first Elite tournament on a lake he doesn't know" Lesson learned and congrats.
I did the same thing originally, only at the last minute I went with my gut and put him in my lineup. I ended up with three anglers with top 20 finishes (Ray, Connell and Wiggins) and two that missed the 50 cut (Vinson and McClelland). Great showing in his first event.
I have been a fan of this guy since he was writing honey holeLake reports for Jerry Dean back in the day. May be one of the best pure talented fishermen on the trail. Hope he has a great year and continued success.
It does no good hearing if you are not listening.