provided by John Phillips
Drew Benton from Blakeley, Georgia, is fishing his third Bassmasters Classic. He is the newest member of the Mossy Oak Fishing Team.
Amanda and I have a 5-year-old son and another little boy on the way. I just hope our new boy doesn’t arrive during the Classic, and that I’ll be able to be at home before he’s born. Then my wife and I can introduce him to the world together. He’s due on February 28, but because he doesn’t have a calendar, he doesn’t really know when he’s supposed to come. That date is right before I leave for the 2020 Classic.
I guess the hardest part of being a professional fisherman is being on the road and away from our families so much. Living the lifestyle of a professional fisherman is definitely hard on my wife and family. However, Amanda has taken it all in stride because she knew I was a professional fisherman and had to travel often before we got married. The first year we were married was the first year I started fishing the Tour events. So, she hasn’t known me in any other way than fishing and traveling, because that was my life when we first met. She knows that I fish to pay the bills, and that I don’t know any other kind of life.