(WRDW/WAGT) -- Brothers Brycen and Landon Williamson have fishing in their blood. Their dad, Jason Williamson, has been a professional angler over a decade on the largest bass fishing circuit in the country.
“He's been there every step of the way. You know to push me to be a better angler. Push me to be a better person”, says Brycen.
This was the first year the brothers fished competitively. Tournaments this year averaged 250 boats with two anglers on each boat. There were ups and downs this season but the Aiken County duo finished every tournament in the top 10 leading to them being crowned Anglers of the Year for the Palmetto Boat Center High School Tournament Trail.
Jason Williamson, a two time B.A.S.S. Elite Series Champion, says, “it teaches a child how to learn, how to adjust when you get down on yourself. Don't give up because you still got time. It's never too late to turn around and do the right thing”.
Even when they aren't fishing tournaments, they stay competitive.
“To be honest if we go fun fishing as a family. It's always a competition with who catches the biggest fish or the most fish”, said Landon.
They'll be fun fishing the next few weeks before heading down to nationals on Lake Pickwick in Alabama later this month.
“It's a new lake. I'm excited about it. It's a lake i've never been to. You know we've been looking at how the lake lays out and hopefully we can put something together”, Brycen added.
Dad won't be too far away. He'll be fishing his own tournament at Lake Guntersville that weekend, just two hours away.