LAKESIDE, Calif. -- Larry Snow III officially etched his mark as one of the top junior anglers in California. Now, he wants to prove he's a Junior World Champion in fishing.
"Tournaments are a big deal to me," said Snow. "Tournaments make me competitive and make me want to win and fish."
During the Bass Federation and Fishing League Worldwide Junior World Championship in Alabama, the 15-year-old El Captain sophomore will face 35 other junior anglers that each represent a different state. Snow will have to finish in the top six on day 1 for an opportunity to compete for the world championship title on day 2.
"Representing California is a big deal," said Snow. " There's a lot of people in California. Plus I want to learn new stuff. It gives me a chance to win some scholarships and meet some new people."
For Snow, fishing started as a fun activity with his dad at the age of 5, and thanks to his competitive spirit the sport has grown into a daily hobby and passion.
"On the good days it's fun. On the slow days you just have to keep grinding and keep pushing forward," said Snow. "They will bite sooner or later."