Wrapping up our first year of competition with the Bay Area Bassmasters Club!

Let me start by welcoming you to our newly created blog for the Cartwright Realty Fishing Team! This is our first post…

Current team members include Brian Tutich and Shawn Cartwright. We are fortunate enough to be sponsored by the best Real Estate Company in the Tampa Bay Area – Cartwright Realty! I know, I know, the last statement sounds a bit biased since I do happen to be married to the Broker, but I did marry her for a reason – she’s the best!

Anyhow, we are wrapping up our inaugural season with the Bay Area Bassmasters club, and, as part of my sponsorship commitments, we will start blogging our team’s adventures/misadventures at the club bass tournament level. All that aside, I need to recap this year. Like anything else, there’s a pretty good learning curve with fishing bass tournaments. Many of our tournaments this year were a struggle to get five ‘keeper’ fish in the livewell. All in all, I think our results showed steady improvement throughout the year, with solid 4th place finishes in the last regular season tournament (Lake Istokpoga) and our end of the year 2 day club classic held on Lake Okeechobee (Which is Mecca for Bass fishing). In other words, we finished strong! Not bad for our first year.

It is my intention to post an entry for every tournament we compete in. We will also be volunteering with our local Tampa Bay Junior Bass club next year. I participated as a volunteer in one tournament this year out at Lake Harris, and one of the kids on my boat, Gehrig Oppenheimer landed the ‘big fish’ that day! That was a lot of fun, and we’ll definitely be volunteering more in the future. Stay tuned for that…

So, all in all, it was a very successful year for Team Cartwright Realty. Brian and I look forward to capturing more memorable content on this blog in the coming year! Here’s our schedule for 2014: http://www.bayareabassmasters.com/2014-schedule-and-results.html

Please check us out and support us in our quest to win some tournaments next year!

Best Regards,

Shawn Cartwright

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