Blessed to Be Living My Dream to the Fullest

My life has been a true adventure. I was so lucky to know early in life what I wanted to do for a career. Since the age of 16, I knew I wanted to be a professional angler. I have been blessed to be living that dream to the fullest.

As far as my career goes, I feel my best years are ahead of me.I took a year off and yes even announced my retirement from the sport. I was at a point in my life where I needed to fall back and get refocused. That refocusing started with more time with the family.  I have been able to do that, but never lost the desire to fish professionally.

After a year off, I began to form new ways of looking at all the aspects of professional fishing; sponsor obligations, sponsors I wanted to work with, travel dates, tournament organizations and formats that I wanted to fish. In other words, I took control of how I was going to do it the second time around.

The second time was short lived and by design; one of the biggest reasons I came back was to make sure I was connected to the sport if Major League Fishing took off. Well it has taken off and I got talked into being the Color Analyst. This has been one of the best decisions ever!

I am able to stay home more and spend time with my family. I fish when I want to, not when I have too and I get to watch the best in the business do their “thing” from the best seat on the water.

I still enjoy getting out on the water. There is nothing better than a sunrise or sunset and, if I get to experience both in the same day, then it has been a great day. I still fish an occasional one day event whether it’s an individual tournament or a team event with a friend. I hope to one day surpass the one million mark in career earning. I am just doing it $200 at a time now. That could take awhile and I am ok with that – more time on the water.

I have a small bucket list in fishing that includes: enjoy each day to its fullest, teach when I get the chance, leave the sport in better shape than I found it and maybe one day go back to an All-American, FLW Championship, BASS Master Classic, or show up unannounced at an MLF event and talk my way into competing. I wonder if I will fold under the pressure of the score tracker? I have a feeling some things are better left to the imagination!

DATE

09/23/17


10/01/16

09/10/16

04/30/16

04/09/16

04/02/16

02/27/16

DIVISION

Piedmont


NC

Piedmont

Piedmont

NC

Piedmont

NC

WATER

Kerr


High Rock

High Rock

Gaston

Kerr

Kerr

Norman

PLACE

26th


18th

11th

57th

70th

29th

16th

Marty Stone BASS Profile

Photo Credit: B.A.S.S.

1st Place Finishes:     2

Classic Appearances:     4

Top 10 Finishes:     7

Top 20 Finishes:     26

Top 50 Finishes:     70

B.A.S.S. Earnings:     $647,446

Total Tournaments:     144

Total Weight:     3,451 lbs 13 oz

FLW MARTY

Photo Credit: FLW Fishing

FLW Career Earnings:     $274,265

Career Top 10 Finishes:    12

Total Events Fished:     93

Cup Appearances:     4

Years As FLW Tour Pro:     7

B.A.S.S. EARNINGS

$647,446     +

FLW EARNINGS

$274,265     =

TOTAL EARNINGS

$921,711

Counting down to $1 Million Dollars in Tournament Earnings!

MAJOR LEAGUE FISHING
Part Owner and Color Analyst for MLF
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