Tournament Fishing

db’s World – Behind the Scenes at Okeechobee Part

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Neat Freaks & Young Children avert your eyes…you want to see what the third week of almost a month on the road looks like…it looks exactly like this (and I straightened things up before I took the photo).

A side of Elite Pro Angler Steve Kennedy that you rarely see. That’s Steve fixing something in the “spaghetti” under the dash.

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Steve Kennedy’s favorite reels…most bought off eBay and yard sales…if you have any of these send them to him, he’s won 3 tournaments using these reels.

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The Lake Okeechobee event brought to you by these folks…Power-Pole…

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…and this is what the inside of the trailer looks like…

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…and this is Brandon…a Power-Pole guru…used to be at all the events working the service yard…now wears a clean shirt and is becoming some sort of Power-Pole King…couldn’t happen to a better, more knowledgeable dude.

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Dudes…this Camry rocks…and so do the couple who follow us all over the trail with the new Camry and Toyota trucks. Love my 4Runner, but this new Camry is a rocket sled.

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They grow the plant things strong in Florida…real strong.

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Amidst all the hoopla of the Elites, these two fishing buddies just went out fishin’. May be my favorite shot from the event.

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Elite Angler Kenyon Hill…nice guy, funny too.

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Elite angler Andy Montgomery…

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…Andy and my good buddy, Skeeter Service Guru Lee.

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A side of Elite Angler Andy Montgomery you don’t see to often.

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Shot this through the window of a restaurant…that dog sat like that for about an hour waiting for his owner…dogs are mans best friend, but man isn’t always a dog’s best friend.

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Welcome indeed…a shout out to the Marshals…thank you…and if you haven’t been a Marshal yet, you owe it to yourself…best Bass fishing education on the water ever.

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Sponsor shout out to Yamaha…and all the sponsors…without Ya’ll we’ve got nothing.

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Registration for the Lake Okeechobee Power-Pole Slam.

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The Marshal service.

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Tripp squared…Tripp and Hank Weldon…congrats Hank on your upcoming wedding…and thank you Tripp for putting up with me all these years.

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You want to know where those head shots come from…right here.

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You can recognize that jersey even through the water with lemon jar.

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You’ve seen his great shots on Bassmaster & ESPNOutdoors and a bunch of other places…now you see him…the gravelly voice devil, James Overstreet.

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Registration food line from the food point of view.

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The Bachelor and his dad…both named Byron.

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The family Martens…great, great friends of mine out on the tour. Thanks guys for all you do for me.

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My roomies and how I normally see them…at dinner, eating. Shaw by the way must have 5 or 6 stomachs cause the dude can eat just about everything and somehow stay skinny. I gained 1.7 lbs just LOOKING at their plates.

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Paul Elias being interviewed by B.A.S.S. reporter, Deb Johnson

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Waiting for launch…my favorite time of the tournament day.

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The computer program thing that runs the music you hear for each angler and what you hear play during the events.

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Not a good day…

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…to be a catfish.