By Todd Ceisner/ BassFan Editor
Brandon Coulter’s nature is to always be seeking out new challenges and opportunities. He formerly launched and ran an advertising agency, then sold it. He then dabbled in construction before selling that company to focus on building a career as a professional angler.
He’s several years into his latest endeavor, and while there’s been no shortage of hurdles to overcome, he sounds as revved up as ever to embark on the newest chapter – his rookie season as a Bassmaster Elite Series angler. After spending the last 8 years on the FLW Tour, the Knoxville, Tenn., resident earned his Elite Series spot via the Northern Opens in 2014. He’ll be one of four newbies this coming season to bring multiple years of FLW Tour experience to the Elite Series.
“It’s a new challenge for me,” he said. “It’s the next step. FLW gave me a lot of opportunities, but I just see this as the next step in my evolution. I just feel like if you’re going to be in it for 15 to 20 years, this is the step to make. I’ve always been independent in that I go get my own deals and work my own marketing and promotion and I think B.A.S.S. offers me more opportunities that way.
“With FLW, I don’t want to say I got bored with things, but I’m constantly looking for new things,” he added. “The (Northern) Opens set up nice with an opportunity to fish Douglas (Lake) to start, then go to Champlain and Erie, both of which I’m pretty familiar with so I figured, ‘Why not?’”
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