Fish tournaments since he was 8 years old."as cheesy as it sounds i was hooked, hooked day one," it's not easy.
You've gotta work through the snags.
"oh, that's great," and handle the heartbreaks.nat "oh, he come off," "oh!"
Nat "you'll have that, it's part of it, i mean that's what makes it fun, that's what makes it challenging, i mean you lose a big fish, how do you bounce back?"
Kayla: for sam, the catches make it worth the trouble."this is the one we want," "he's 15," "definitely be a keeper," kayla: he's hoping to catch at least 10 keepers at the national college fishing championship in alabama next week.
Two purdue teams are competing.
They're heading there early to practice."it's a sport where you have to study, you have to understand how these fish are reacting to different weather patterns to temperatures," kayla: he says some fish bite because they're hungry, other bite to protect their homes or beds as they're called."the markings on his tail mean that he's been kicking around making a bed for a female," kayla: it helps to know the science of what's going on in the water.
It takes intelligence and skill to be good at this."i think that's kind of the thing is that everybody thinks we are a bunch of hillbillies," kayla: but people do tell the occasional exaggerated fish story."i've never told anything like that, no, no i would never do that to anybody," kayla: he hopes a national championship title tells the story for him.
But even if they don't take home the grand prize, sam won't give up on the sport."i'll definitely be fishing for the rest of my life.
You know the two old man sports are fishing and golf and i think i've found mine,"> 3 the purdue bass fishing club hopes you'll follow their journey to the national competition.you can like them on facebook or hit follow on instagram to