James Watson won his first ever FLW Tour event and claimed the second Forrest Wood Cup slot for the 2017 season. Watson has competed and won PAA and BASS events, fished championships including the Forrest Wood Cup and Bassmaster Classic but hadn’t yet claimed a FLW Tour trophy. Saturday October 22, 2016 he did just that! Fall fishing is something Watson excels at so with his nose to the grindstone he was able to learn the Lake Norris pattern which to him seemed similar to home and made boundless progress each day.
“That last day was tough, I didn’t think I’d be able to pull it off. I only won by 3 ounces!” Watson commented after he was able to regain composure . Watson’s total weight was 36-10 with good pal Jason Lambert, second place at 36-7.
“I am so excited I cannot even begin to explain,” was another quote of emotion that came from Watson.
Watson added that it feels good to finally win a FLW Tour event but knows he cannot do what he does without his sponsors, family, friends and fans that have supported him throughout his fishing career thus far. The fun is not over yet! There is still fishing to do.
James Watson will be heading to the Forrest Wood Cup in August 2017 for the third time in his career and like all anglers will hope to get a win there as well. Follow his fishing journey on James Watson Professional Angler Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.