Evers Ready for AOY Run

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 May 31st, 2013 by OutdoorsFIRST 

Modified May 31st, 2013 at 12:00 AM

When pro bass fishing fans look back on some of the most epic showdowns over the last 20 years it’s tough to beat the Kevin VanDam and Skeet Reese toe-to-toe efforts in pursuit of the Angler of the Year (AoY) title. Especially the two seasons where Reese arguably won the title, but lost it due to a quirky post-season experiment that ultimately proved to be a failure for the organization. However, one angler who has been in the mix for the AoY title for several years is Edwin Evers. He has won several Bassmaster events, including the latest offering at the Alabama River.

Edwin Evers hoists the trophy on Day Four of the Alabama River Charge. (Photo BassFIRST)

Right now, Evers has a 25-point lead over Skeet Reese and a 37-point lead over Kevin VanDam in the overall AoY standings.

So, how is Evers holding up under the increasing pressure? According to him, just fine.

“I’m feeling good and taking one day at a time,” said Evers. “Right now there are three events left. It doesn’t matter that I am leading now. It only matters if I am leading at the end of the season.”

When Evers was told about a recent Skeet Reese comment that Edwin will be “puckered up” for the rest of the season, he had this to say.

“I’m really not nervous. He can say what he wants to say, but I am not nervous. I’m focused on winning the next event in LaCrosse, or at least having the highest finish I can get. If I am in position to win the AoY and eventually do, it will be like a dream come true.
“Right now I’m relaxing, taking care of my pecan trees, spending time with friends and family, fishing with some people from Megabass and not really looking past the Mississippi tournament. I’m not looking further ahead to the last two events, other than finding places to stay.”

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