Posted at: 07/06/2013 1:23 AM
Updated at: 07/06/2013 1:33 AM
By: Dan Williamson
Duluth, Minn. - The Northland is a long way from home for South Carolina native Mike DelVisco, but if wherever he is at has water and fish, DelVisco is right at home.
"How many people can say they can travel all around the country and get to fish different lakes and fish for different kinds of fish and get paid to do it. It really doesn't get any better than that and for me, catching the fish is the bonus," says DelVisco.
For roughly 30 years, DelVisco has made his living fishing as a professional bassmaster. In fact, he competed in his first B.A.S.S. Tournament while still in high school.
"It has been an awesome occupation for the last three decades."
These days, his name is everywhere. On his shirt, his boat and even his truck. A tour for Texas Roadhouse is why DelVisco is in Duluth. Texas Roadhouse is one of this sponsors.
"I get a chance to go and travel all around the country and meet people between fishing tournaments and things like that."
Decades of casting and catching doesn't get old, in fact, he likes the challenge of finding fish he doesn't normally get to go for. A northern pike on Friday on Caribou Lake, for example.
"Anytime I get a chance to go across the country and catch something different from a bass, it is a lot of fun as we don't have any pike (in South Carolina) and it is very rare."