Kevin Short holds up a couple of bass from Day 1 at the 45th Bassmaster Classic.

Media Day at the Bassmaster Classic provides a good venue to sit down with Classic anglers and find out how they got their start in fishing and eventually competitive bass fishing.  In this installment, the Bass Fishing Archives sits down with 2015 Bassmaster Classic contender Kevin Short as he describes how he got into competitive fishing.

From borrowing boats and fishing with his brother to getting his first new boat and qualifying for the Bassmaster Tour, Short talks about how he went from an insurance salesman to professional angler.  On a side note, Short’s 2014 year was a bit rocky.  A tornado destroyed his house and although he missed one event, he still qualified for the 2015 Classic.

Kevin Short left the professional angling ranks later this year (2015) to take a job with Bass Cat Boats and spend more time with his aging father.