We are currently camping in Clayton NY learning the St’Lawrence River and the massive waters of Lake Ontario! I’m sitting great in the FLW Open’s points and working hard to make our first ever Championship in the USA! Exactly four years ago we were in this same town getting ready to practice for the Elite Series event, Kayla and I were sleeping in the back of the truck under a car wash hooking up to the power for the boat. (We drove past it last night) I was stressed beyond belief, broke and unable to pay the next entry fee or fill up our truck with fuel if we didn’t get a check, somehow I was in the worst position of my life. I finished at the bottom of the field and left here thinking I may never return or see this beautiful place again. I couldn’t believe that this was supposed to be my lifelong dream, how could everything I ever wanted now be so bad. Well I didn’t quit, I kept pushing and had incredible support from my sponsors, fans and family. When I got down Kayla was there to lift me up and vise versa! We are now four years on finishing the end of the @flwfishing season and currently in the best position we have ever been in my life and career, we discovered the Lance Camper life which changed our life in everyway! We have a great shot at making the Championship in both the Bassmaster and FLW Opens at the end of this year. Loving every second we get to spend in this amazing part of the country along with our dog @roothebassdog Our camper, the truck and boat set up and 8 years of USA fishing experience are all coming into play and we are starting to see the light. There are no short cuts in this game, you have to start for the bottom and work your way up. It’s exciting to think that we haven’t even scratched the surface of whats possible. Enjoying the process and believing in yourself are huge factors, trying not to get too down on the bad days because if you don’t quit there’s some good ones just around the corner. Let’s see if we can make this year the best one yet and finish strong! Super proud of @kpalaniuk and what she is learning with the camera, she took this amazing shot last night right on sunset!