|The Bass Doctor's Answer:
My advice is stay in school, get a degree in marine or fisheries
biology and then try for the pro curcuit. I started at the club
level and enjoyed competition, but remember its not for everyone
and the cost versus the ability to win is tough!
If you have products you like to use, contact the manufacturer and
tell them how much you like their stuff and if they are looking
for field testing staff or product only pro staff, tell them you
would be interested in being part of the team. I also contacted
my local state agency for fisheries and offered my services free
of charge to teach adults and children how to fish. The local newspapers
and TV picked up the courses and I got local recognition in 6 months!
Cost me nothing but a few hours of my time and I got sponsorships
from local companies within weeks!
Charles "The Bass Doctor" Stuart.