Travis Huckaby may be fooling some with the innocent look and “nice guy demeanor” he carries with him on a day to day basis, but those that really know him, will quickly tell you that when it comes to competition, he can be as deadly as a sleeping tiger.
And as he and team partner Benny Broom of Modesto, get closer to this coming Saturday and the final event of the Thunder Valley Outdoors/Future Pro Tour’s 2011 season, the time has come when they will be required to defend the nimble 5-point lead they have over a hard-charging Rick Rush and Brad Trimble – and the stage is being set for an all-out war.
Living the “high profile” life required of those that take on promotional responsibilities, such as Travis and Benny did when they won the prestigious 2010 Navionics Cup title, has done much to remind both Travis and Benny that you must be disciplined to be successful on any body of water. And it is apparent that they have figured some of this out, as they have scored well this season, securing a win earlier in May on Fresno’s Millerton Lake.
Right on their heels
“We don’t know what to expect, but we know that this is going to be very interesting” noted both Rick Rush and Brad Trimble, who themselves have had a fantastic year, winning their first FPT event title in this summer’s shootout on the California delta. “Neither team has experience on Folsom lake, so that simply means that the team that thinks things through – and doesn’t panic, will most likely do well”.
And it will take some keen calculation on the part of all that compete in this Saturday’s event, as the bite on Folsom Lake has been tough for some, and downright brutal for others, as the northern region of the FPT just finished out their season on Folsom Lake, with only 4 teams out of 81 weighing in a 5-fish limit.
But challenges are what make good anglers great, and anyone that understands the dynamics of strength conditioning, will be quick to tell you that you can never hope build up strength without applying the proper resistance to your muscle mass. And Folsom lake will be just the venue to provide these anglers with a worthy challenge.
If you have never fished a FPT event, this will be your last chance of the season to come out and enjoy the fun as we will take sign-ups at C and C Marine in Modesto on Friday, Oct 14th, from 4:00-530pm and at the Granite Bay ramp come Saturday morning. Saturday morning’s blast-off will begin at 5:00am where limited memberships of just $5 per angler will be avail to those that want to just try us out.
See you all there! www.futureprotour.net