For the first time in the history of the KYKX Big Bass Bonanza, siblings are champions…….But it almost didn’t happen.
It started out just like any another day in the life of a fisherman, like Blake Whatley. After trying to beat the crowd onto the water, Blake forget his jacket, so now he’s laying in the bottom of the boat freezing, sick to his stomach, and waiting for the 6am hour to hurry up and get here. By the time it does, he’s already 2 minutes to late, and feeling worse than ever, so decides to take the boat to shore and sleep a few hours in the truck, essentially giving up on the day, and maybe on the tournament. But we’re talking about a Whatley here!!! They don’t give up that easily. Blake decided after a few hours of rest to get back out on the water and try something different than what others were doing. Most were fishing in the bushes. Blake was alternating inside and outside, and around 2:15 on Saturday afternoon managed to land a 9.722lb bass out of Lake o’ The Pines that would do 2 MAJOR things for him. Number 1…….lose him a LOT of sleep Saturday night, and Number 2……..Win Blake the crown of 2017 Big Bass Bonanza Champion.
Check out the clip below!!!