2009 BASSMASTER CLASSIC CHAMPION
In 1997, he launched his career by turning pro. He competed in tournaments all
over the country, sharpening his skills and eventually earning Angler of the Year in 2007. Two years later, Skeet was still competing at the top of his game, wining
the 2009 Bassmaster Classic, which was held in Shreveport, Louisiana.
While he is one of the most accomplished bass anglers in the country, he says
he still has many goals. He would like to win the Bassmaster Classic at least one more time, and winning a 2nd Angler of the Year trophy would be a special victo- ry for his career.
Before tournaments, Skeet says he doesn’t get nervous, but has more of an anxious feeling. He hates the unknown factors, and claims that not knowing what to expect really drives him nuts.
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Skeet is a fishing influence for thousands of anglers across the country, but he claims that one of his own influences was angler Rick Clunn, a highly success- ful bass fisherman who won the Bassmaster Classic four times. Clunn first in won the Classic in 1976, when Skeet was about 7 years old. Like many anglers,
Skeet’s other influence is his father, who took Skeet fishing during his childhood
and helping him become a success in the sport.
Skeet Reese uses many fish-
ing techniques that have
helped him become
a successful bass
is his strong
that he can
niques to catch
bass in almost any
body of water.