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There’s Always Time to Fish
Scott Ashmore grew up with a family of fisherman. He, his cousins, and his grandpa would head out to the lake to fish and would frequently end up staying out for a week or two at a time. The cousins would take turns competing for the biggest fish, then run to show their grandfather and share their excitement. But fishing isn’t Scott’s only talent. Scott’s family raised Morgan horses, and he traveled across the country showing them. He went to college for cabinet making, and built electronic displays for Remington and Bushnell. But, in his downtime, Scott’s always continued to fish as often as possible.
“And that's kind of how you get there,” Scott says. “You practice more, and go after whatever fish are there. You can get trapped in the mindset of expectation versus fishing. Going through the motions and making decisions to try different things helps you to continue to grow. Fishing is always changing, and you never stop learning.”
After five years of Major League Fishing, Scott remains humble and a bit superstitious. “I can’t say I'm a professional fisherman because I'll go broke.”
Scott has been married for 25 years, and he and his wife have one daughter together. They built a home on three acres with a pond that he populated with 60 large-mouth bass and bluegills. The kicker? He can fish from his deck. The pond has presented a source of food, entertainment, and education. Scott has been tasked with sustaining enough bluegills to spawn in an environment with little cover, while providing a meal for the bass in a pond—a challenge he’s excited to undertake. He’s also turned part of his garage into a mancave with a big screen TV. With his family, acreage, a pond, and his hangout spot in the garage, Scott’s home is his sanctuary. He has everything he needs there, and his plans include enjoying as much time at home as possible.
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