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Brauer's Bass-fishing Future

Denny BrauerEditor's Note: Denny Brauer has won Angler of the Year on the B.A.S.S. Circuit, the 1998 BASS Masters Classic, FLW Angler of the Year and just about every major fishing tournament in the nation. He's also the first fisherman to appear on the Wheaties Breakfast of Champions cereal box. This week we'll look at what has made Brauer so successful while fishing for bass.

Question: What does the future hold for Denny Brauer?

Answer: I've asked myself that several times since I injured my back a couple of years ago. I haven't been able to compete at the level I've wanted. I sometimes wondered if the time has come for me to retire from the bass-fishing circuit, but tournament fishing is what I really enjoy doing. I believe I can compete at the top of my sport for the next several years. If I ever get to the point where I'm about to start a tournament, and I don't think that I can win, I'll probably leave the sport. I do believe that in the next several months, I'll be back in the physical condition to compete at the highest level. I plan to stay in the sport of bass fishing as long as I can be competitive.