Fishing Season Update from Coolibar Athlete Chad Grigsby

Fishing Season Update from Coolibar Athlete Chad Grigsby
For those of you that don't know me, and am I sure there are a few, I am Chad Grigsby and I am a professional angler on the FLW Tour - the PGA circuit of bass fishing. I have had the fortune of competing professionally full time for 10 years. That's right, I fish for a living. I live in Maple Grove, MN, am married to Bridget and have two daughters - Isabelle, who is 4 and Avrey who is 2. This year the season kicked off in January on Lake Okeechobee in Clewiston, FL. Okeechobee is one of my favorite lakes, as I tend to do well competitively there; however, this year wasn't my best performance- I finished 58 out of 164- but I am excited to go back and won't complain about being in the Florida sun in January. (Photo: Me in a Coolibar long sleeve protecting me from the Florida sun during practice).

Next I was off to Lake Hartwell in Columbia, SC where I struggled again and finished 120...on to Table Rock in Branson, MO where I finally cracked the top 50! (Photo: Me with my largest bass from Table Rock before weigh in with Isabelle, Coolibar shirt underneath the jersey - amazing that the long sleeves keep you cool and dry when fishing all day in 85 degree weather).

After Table Rock, I was able to head to Scottsdale, AZ with my family, where we celebrated Easter and had fun in the sun! (Photo: My daughter Isabelle after her Easter Egg Hunt wearing a kids Coolibar zip up to protect her Irish skin from the sun rays!) Next up Beaver Lake in Rogers, AR, which is also a favorite of mine for a couple of reasons. I tend to do well there and that is where I met my wife (I am originally from Michigan- Go Big Blue!). Well, I will check in again after Beaver, hopefully with a great story of my fantastic performance. Stay cool. Chad
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