Customers at the new Cabela's Outpost store in Lubbock were greeted with a pleasant surprise, as professional Bass Fisherman John Crews was at the Grand Opening, giving tips and signing autographs.
Crews is a 14-year veteran of the B.A.S.S Fishing Circuit and an eight-time Bass Master Classic Qualifier.
Crews was in town to promote Mission Athletecare products, but hung around the fishing section to talk with amateur anglers and to let people know what life is like on the Professional Fishing Circuit.
"There are a lot of bass fishing fans out here in West Texas too," Crews said, "so that's one of the reasons I am here. Life on tour is fun. It's like any other major sport in my opinion. People don't understand that it is very competitive at that level, but unlike some sports there's definitely a fraternity among the bass anglers. Everybody is kind of there for the same reasons."
Crews spent Thursday afternoon at Cabela's before hitting the road again. His next event on the Bassmaster Elite Series Tour is on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pa., August 7th to the 10th.
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