On Saturday, Feb. 29, the Wabash Valley College bass team hosted a bass fishing workshop with Major League Fishing, Bass Pro Tour angler Bradley Roy. The event was held in the Brubeck Arts Center Auditorium with around 100 anglers and fishing enthusiasts in attendance.
In the morning session, Bradley covered how to locate bass on large lakes and catch them based on various seasonal patterns and phases. The afternoon session covered topics such as how to use various media outlets to learn the “identity of a lake,” and how to utilize mapping and marine electronics to identify high value, high percentage targets for catching bass. “You can’t catch what isn’t there,” Roy stated. “If you can’t find fish, everything else is irrelevant.”
The workshop raffled off several items donated by area businesses and had a flipping/pitching contest between sessions that allowed attendees an opportunity to win various tackle items that were donated by Walmart Supercenter in Olney, Ill. Roy ended the workshop with a question-and-answer session and remained on campus after the workshop for photo opportunities with area anglers.
Bradley Roy is from Lancaster, Ken. and has been a professional angler for 10 years. He was the 2010 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year. He has qualified for the Bassmaster Classic three times with his highest finish being 7th in 2017. In 2018, he finished 3rd in points for the year on the Bass Elite Series. Bradley has 10 career top-10 tour finishes and has career earnings in excess of $500,000.