Jay Yelas is the second fisherman to win the Best Outdoor Sports Athlete ESPY category since it debuted back in 2002. The only other fisherman to win one is Kevin Van Dam. Listen as Jay explains what he did to win the ESPY, what the experience was like, and what his life is like after winning the ESPY. We jump into a bunch of sidebar conversations about Jay’s ESPY experience and much more. Jay is now the Executive Director at C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation.
Two weeks before Jeff Gustafson aka Gussy, won the 2023 Bassmaster Classic he sat down with us and talked about the upcoming tournament. Gussy gives us some key insights and shows how excited he was to go down to Knoxville and fish the Tennessee River. We also dive into Gussy’s background and how he got into fishing in the first place.
Luke Palmer is a 4-year Bass pro going into his 5th year. After earning his Elite Series invitation through the 2018 Bassmaster Central Opens, Luke had a strong rookie season with three Top 20 finishes in 2019. Since then, he has added five Top 20s, including third place at the 2020 NOCO Bassmaster Elite at Lake Guntersville. Luke also tailed up a Career winning total of about $400,000.
Mark Menendez is a legend in the professional bass fishing circuit. With over $1.3 million in Bassmaster earnings, Mark shares his insights on his journey and how he got to where he is today. Mark also held the B.A.S.S. Big Bass record from 1997 to 1999 for a 13-9 largemouth. He has won three B.A.S.S. events, including an Elite tournament, Bassmaster Southern Open, and Top 100 tournament.