Why is this pertinent? It means that if I pick a subject, I did so because I felt it was important to you the reader; not because a sponsor wanted me to. By the way, this is what I’ve always done. Writer at Large precisely!
As a writer, reporter, photojournalist, I look for what matters.
It’s excellent when you can find that.
It’s even better when you happen to be part of what you’re writing about. First hand and unassuming.
Here are a few of the highlights that have occurred along the way after I jumped on board at the BBZ.
Filmed with Lindner Media.
Fished team events with Troy Lindner and Bill Siemantel.
Multiple Pro/Am events including the US Open, and AAA Champion Lake Havasu.
Multiple B.A.S.S. and FLW events fishing with the best of the best, two FLW Co-angler Top 10, FLW Big Bass Delta CA and Roosevelt AZ, one B.A.S.S. Co-angler Top 10, 19th place FLW Co-angler National Championship (200 Co-anglers) Lake Pickwick AL.
Interviewed the Father of Flipping Dee Thomas, on the water a day at the Delta.
Interviews and exclusive reports with, Larry Dahlberg, Brent Ehler, John Crews, Skeet Reese, Brett Hite, Vince Hurtado, Troy Lindner, and other elite upper echelon anglers.
Published in SA BASS (South Africa), Bass Anglers Magazine (USA), The Arctic Lure (Canada).
An extensive catalog of articles and photojournalism at The Big Bass Zone.
50% Owner - The Big Bass Zone.
Bill Siemantel -
“The doors of the BBZ have always been open to anyone. It has never mattered who your sponsors are, just as long as you teach. Derrek Stewart was one of the first to take me up on this offer, and he has done it in a way which is uniquely his. He has an eye for a great photo, I never know where he’s going to turn up next, and with a knack for meeting key people he exceeds at teaching himself by teaching others. He not only understands the BBZ mindset, and goes further with it, but the pleasure for me has been watching how he gives back to others.”
“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of skill, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will” – Vince Lombardi.