In case you had not heard, North Branch, MN native Derek Remitz has qualified for the upcoming Bassmasters Classic on Lay Lake in February. He did this by finishing first in the points for BASS Northern Tour, he also fished the Southern Tour and finished a respectable 12th. His top honors in the points also grants him a tour card to fish the Bassmasters Elite Series for the 2007 season, which he intends to do. He lives in Hemphill, TX during spring and winter so that he can fish more, but does reside in MN when he is not fishing.
Also, it is very noteworthy that he finished 8th in points in the Stren Series Central Division this year. In previous years he has fished a non-boater in BASS tour events and as a boater in BASS Weekend Series, BFL’s and TTT tournaments. His accomplishments this year are most noteworthy of any MN born angler since Jim Moynagh.
Here are a couple good articles about Derek’s career path:
So good luck to Derek at the Classic and on the Elite Series!
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