Last Sunday two Auburn students won a $1 million first-place prize in the Bass Pro Shops U.S. Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championships. Beating 349 other teams, Logan Parks and Tucker Smith, pulled in five fish last Sunday for a total of 16.41 pounds, according to reports.
Parks told reporters of the win, “It hasn’t really sunk in yet. We woke up this morning thinking it was a dream, but then we looked at our phones and realized it wasn’t. We’re just blown away. It’s been the goal since day one, and I was already planning on doing it, but was really struggling to figure out how I was going to do it monetarily. This tournament really, really helps boost my confidence that, yes I can fish professionally, do well and win, but also it helps knowing I’m pretty much set for the next few years.”
According to Parks, the key to the championship was spotting a group of birds diving in the water in an area of the lake.
The pair of anglers also went home with 2022 Toyota Tundra CrewMax trucks and Nitro Z21 bass boats.