Toledo, OH - At the end of a long day on Toledo Bend Lake with very little luck, master baiter Sam Bigton finally caught the winning fish of the day at the annual statewide competition. After three hours of struggling with a 36" Black Bass, he won the title of Best Master Baiter in Ohio.
I caught up with Mr. Bigton later that afternoon and he agreed to answer a few questions.
Q: How did you first get interested in master baiting?
A: Well, I first began master baiting as a kid, mostly on family vacations. At first I didn't have the patience, but once I made my first big catch, I was hooked!
Q: Were you good at it from the very beginning?
A: When I was still a kid, I didn't have any patience. If nothing happened after master baiting just a few times, I got really frustrated. As I got older, I did it just for the relaxation. I would master bait all day and never cared if I caught a thing.
Q: I heard that you were just married recently. Do you think being a married man will make it more difficult for you to find time to get out on the lake?
A: Oh no! I expect to keep master baiting just as much as I ever have. In fact, my wife likes to come along and watch. I always wonder if she's getting bored since she often reads a book, but she insists that she just likes being there for me.
After speaking with Mr. Bigton for only about ten minutes, it became apparent that he already has a lifetime of good master baiting stories.
We at the spoof just want to congratulate Mr. Bigton on all his success. He is truly a master baiter we all look up to.