Bryan Schmitt makes a living on the water. Not only as a Bassmaster Elite Series angler who just took home his first coveted “blue trophy” by winning the Elite Series Lake Champlain event, but also as a passionate and highy-respected striped bass and cobia guide on the Chesapeake Bay he calls home.
“If I’m not fishing a Bassmaster tournament, I’m guiding on the Chesapeake from May to December, and the one thing in common during all my days on the water is I’m always wearing a pair of Costas,” said Schmitt, moments after winning at Lake Champlain.
Specifically, Schmitt wore a pair of Sampan frames from Costa on Champlain — the massive lake he comically says he’s in love with — to qualify for the Compete + Conserve cash bonus from Costa following his win.
“When you spend as many days a year on the water as I do, you value the fact Costas are so durable, and feature such awesome lens quality,” says Schmitt. “The fact they’re doing great things for anglers and conservation through the Compete + Conserve program makes me love the brand even more.”
Not only will Costa’s Compete + Conserve bonus buy a lot of fuel for future Chesapeake Bay guide trips, but Schmitt will also get to choose a conservation agency to receive $500 in his name from Costa.
If you wear Costa eyewear and compete in fishing tournaments, make sure you visit http://costacompeteandconserve.com/ to get registered or for more information on this exciting new program. It’s absolutely free to sign up and eligible for anglers of all levels.