by Dave Landahl
Happiness is a relative term. Each individual must define happiness for themselves. So, what the heck does this have to do with bass fishing? An awful lot. If you're not happy fishing, then you may need to take up another sport.
Anyhoo, those who tour the USA and catch bass for bucks have to figure out what makes them happy, or they are doomed to be miserable road warriors often away from their loved ones for months at a time.
"Being able to get my fix on so often is my favorite thing," said Bertrand. "Competing against the best in the world at your favorite sport is fun!"
"Always having an excuse to go fishing makes me happy," said Bertrand. "Even when I'm home, I don't feel guilty going to the lake a few days a week to practice a new technique or try a new bait."
"Being in the outdoors," said Bertrand. "It's easy to take this for granted, but when you see something really cool out on the water, it reminds me how lucky I am to be able to spend so much time outside."