Advanced Search +

Driven To Succeed With Edwin Evers

Posted by 
June 11, 2015
1911   Comment

When followers of pro bass fishing hear the name Edwin Evers, they think many things like, Nitro pro, runs a Mercury, wins a lot, always smiling. Well, all of those thoughts are accurate. Evers is a Nitro/Mercury pro. Evers does smile a lot at the events. Oh yeah, he wins, a lot for a pro angler. In fact, Evers just finished off his 9th career Bassmaster victory at BASSfest on Kentucky Lake.

This successful Megabass pro seems to always be in the mix. Almost every season, Evers is in the Top 20 on Angler of the Year (AOY) points and  qualifies for the prestigious Bassmaster Classic (Evers received an automatic berth by winning BASSfest this year). What keeps Evers focused and grounded to stay at the top of the sport? His drive.

"I have a true drive to succeed," said Evers. "I'm not competing to achieve mediocrity, I'm here to win, to succeed. I'm never satisfied unless I've achieved the goals I've set for myself.
a 8647 1300

"I believe some of that comes from my athletic background in high school and college. You learn perseverance and mental and physical discipline. As an angler, you get out and work on your tackle even if it's pouring rain on you. You have to do what is necessary to succeed."

A victory at BASSfest relieved some stress for Evers.

"The pressure is off right now," said Evers. "Winning BASSfest automatically qualified me for the Bassmaster Classic. I'm ninth in AOY points. I can now focus on trying to get to the top of the points, maybe take a dicey chance if the opportunity is there to win.

"This is a great position to be in. I can be much more relaxed while fishing the Elites."

Evers is not defined by the AOY or Bassmaster Classic.

"I truly want to win the Bassmaster Classic and the AOY title," said Evers. "Clearly, everybody fishing in the Elites wants that. Not winning either of them to this point doesn't define me. I've made a great career for myself. Raised my family. It has been worth all of the focus and effort.

"I want to make sure I am a positive influence on everybody I meet. I want to be a good role model for kids. Someone who is positive. That is who I am."

by Pros4 1Source


Tagged under Read 1911 times Last modified on September 1, 2017
Dave Landahl

Sport fishing industry veteran Dave Landahl has fished from coast-to-coast and chased a multitude of fish species during his 40-plus years of angling.

Along with all of this, Landahl was a tournament angler and a fishing guide.

His background as a representative for the sport fishing community covers multiple decades. Landahl has spent a large portion of that time promoting and writing for, OutdoorsFIRST Media, BassFan, FLW Outdoors and a host of other outdoor related media. He has also promoted recreational fishing and boating throughout the USA, previously working for the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation and promoting their Anglers’ Legacy campaign and Take Me Fishing.

Landahl was the host, along with his wife Kristin, of a popular Chicago area radio show The Fishing Fanatics.

“My love of the sport of fishing is vast,” said Landahl. “Like all of you, I want to fish every day I can. I dream about fishing, even when I am fishing. I hope my years in the fishing industry and time on the water will help produce products you find entertaining and will enhance your fishing lifestyle.”

Latest from Dave Landahl


You must be signed in to post comments on Bass Pro Shops 1Source. Don't have an account? Please join Bass Pro Shops 1Source.
  • No comments found