FLW Pro Circuit Angler Darold Gleason checks in with the guys on the “We Fish with Phoenix Boats” podcast this week. Darold has been a terror on Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn for years, and while some call this his rookie season on the FLW Tour he is anything but. While the FLW Pro Circuit season has come to a close, Darold still has his eyes on a few Toyota Series Events as well as the final two BASSMASTER central opens. Darold talks about life on the road, fishing in his first and certainly not last BASSMASTER Classic, and how camping life has been in a year that has gone anything but planned. He also talks about his early years as Coach Gleason/ Mr. Gleason as his students called him before becoming a force to be reckoned with on any tour level event.
Fresh off a FLW Super Tournament win on Lake Erie, and not too far removed from his record breaking MLF BPT win on Sturgeon Bay, Justin Lucas joins the “We Fish With Phoenix Boats” crew to recap the tournament and the season so far. With one cup event left in his season, Justin shares his thoughts on his recent hot streak and what his future goals are. He may also dive into what the mystery structure was at the bottom of Lake Erie last week.
Davy Hite joins us for this week’s episode of “We Fish With Phoenix Boats” Podcast. Follow us down memory lane to uncover the career path that Davy has followed. From the military to professional angler, winning the Forrest Wood Cup, the BassMaster Classic, multiple AOYs and a handful of Tour level tournaments, Davy is now a tournament broadcast commentator. Davy broadcasts for BassMaster LIVE and is currently covering tournaments on ESPN 2 for B.A.S.S.
After a short break the guys are back in studio and ready to talk fishing. Bass fishing is back in a big way with both the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour finishing up the Heavy Hitters Tournament down Lake Kissimmee and the Bassmaster Elite Series on Lake Eufaula. A jam packed episode, Brian and Tim talk to Justin Lucas on his fourth place finish down in Florida and Drew Benton on his third place finish on Alabama’s Lake Eufaula. Hear how the two Phoenix Pros feel to be back on the water and how their tournaments went. Both anglers look ahead to a grueling schedule over the next two months…listen in to see how they plan to prepare for back to back to back tournaments.
Phoenix Pro Staffer, Bradley Hallman takes a call from Tim and Brian on this week’s episode of “We Fish With Phoenix Boats”. Bradley opens up about the mental fatigue that can set in while fishing at the highest levels and how it can affect you while on the road. Hallman is now embarking on a quest to re-qualify for the BassMaster Elite Series again this year via the Opens. Hallman also shares the driving factor behind his YouTube channel and what the bait designing process entails.
BPT Angler, James Elam, joins us for today’s episode of “We Fish With Phoenix Boats” podcast. James takes us down memory lane during this episode to talk about growing up fishing with his Dad, winning the 2018 AOY Championship Tournament on Lake Chatuge and his finish on Okeechobee earlier this year. Also find out what James has been doing during his break in the tournament schedule.
MLF World Champion and BPT Angler Bobby Lane take a call from the We Fish crew. Bobby tells us how he has been staying busy without tournaments going on. He also touches on the importance of having a family that fishes and the involvement of youth in the sport. Big Fish Bobby Lane also gives us some insight about what he likes about 20′ bass boats and his thoughts on his 20 PHX. And if you know Bobby, you know there is some conversation about golf, cards, and wagers!
Greg “Hack Attack” Hackney catches up with the We Fish crew to discuss some of the BPT format and rules along with the potential of fishing summer/fall tournaments this year versus traditional spring tournaments. Greg also shares what he and his family have been doing this spring since he has not been on the road. Find out what he’s been up to and how he has been preparing to get back in tournament mode.
BPT Angler, Greg “The Rooster” Vinson, joins us this episode. Greg discusses his list of chores, how he was dubbed “The Rooster” and how his competitive nature rolled from baseball to fishing. He also talks about coaching his son’s football team and how to balance being a dad/coach while maintaining a busy fishing schedule. Greg also shares about how Pros still have weaknesses and how he works on new techniques/baits to sure up those weaknesses.
North Carolina fishing legend and Phoenix Sales Rep. Jeff Coble joins the We Fish crew on this episode. Jeff discusses his success as a weekend angler which includes back to back All American wins, three appearances in the Bassmaster Classics, and winning a Canadian Open. Jeff also shares some pointers on triangulation and why he sits down when throwing a crankbait.