As much as Ryan Lavigne enjoys fishing off the front deck, he’s proven lately to be extremely proficient competing out of the back of the boat, too.
After winning the non-boater division at the B.A.S.S. Nation Central Divisional at Lake Guntersville to earn himself a spot at the B.A.S.S. Nation Championship at Lake Conroe this past weekend, he went on to lap the field in impressive and improbable fashion at the venue that will host the 2017 Bassmaster Classic roughly four months from now.
He competed as a non-boater for the first two days at Conroe and by the end of day 2, he’d built a 6 1/2-pound lead over the entire field – boaters and non-boaters – and ran away with the non-boater title by nearly 13 pounds.
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