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DrewMixon

Traveling Fl Angler

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hello hello.  this is the place for introductions so please allow me.  

most people call me Drew (to my face anyway).  i'm a Florida native living on the central east coast in Vero Beach.  my local lakes are Blue Cypress, Stick Marsha and Farm 13, but i fish all over the place.  

i have fished all my life, growing up bass fishing in Florida and Alabama and started tournament fishing in 1986.  i raised two sons angling and competitive angling.  my youngest son who is 19 now, still fishes competitively.  we fished as a family team in countless multi-species coastal tournaments, off shore tournaments the SKA kingfish pro tour and my son and i have fished 2 different redfish pro tours.  I've never fished any pro or pro/am bass tours, though.  

my son got into kayak fishing when he was about 9.  i thought it was a phase, but he really got into it.  i think it was the fact that he could do it all his self, and he could rig his kayak his own way.  it was all 'his world'.  when he was about 14 he wanted to fish a redfish tournament out of the kayak.  he won the junior division and went head over heals for kayak tournament fishing.  since it was just he and i at home--divorce and my oldest off to college, i had to join the plastic navy if i wanted to continue to spend time with him on the water.  

fast forward a couple of years and i am a devout kayak angler and tournament kayak angler.  i guide part time and fish only kayak tournaments anymore--about 25 a year, from inshore to offshore to bass.   i fish mainly Florida but i travel to Louisiana, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and beyond to tournament fish.

i've been blessed to build a good reputation and strong sponsor family from some of the greatest names in the fishing industry and they have either gladly followed my career into kayak tournament angling or have joined along the way.  i'm pleased to have the support of Hobie kayaks, I've been a member of the Lowrance Elite team for some 12 years, Shimano elite team, Ande monofilament, The Fish Grip, Pro-Cure bait scents and Unfair Lures round out the major sponsors in the family.

 

"I never met a man so ignorant, I couldn't learn something from him."  --Galileo 

 

this is completely true for angling as well.  i'm happiest when i'm talking about fishing, and i'll offer up assistance in areas i might have some knowledge, but i truly love hearing stories and learning from anglers from all walks of life and levels of experience.  i hope i never stop learning about fish and the pursuit of the adventure.  

 

cheers

drew

 

 

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Hi Drew, and welcome aboard!

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Hello Drew ~ Nice Introduction.

 

Welcome to Bass Resource ~

 

A-Jay

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Greetings Drew and Welcome to the forums :)

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Welcome!

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Welcome aboard!

 

 

 

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Welcome to the forums. 

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Welcome to the forums!

 

Jeff

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Welcome Drew. I'm sure your Stickmash/Farm 13 experiences has seasoned you well. 

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Welcome Home!

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