A couple weeks ago we posted a video about James Niggemeyer and the first pivotal tournament of his career, the one that actually kept him in competitive fishing. Today we have another video on James’ career – how he packed up and left southern California to move to Lake Fork Texas and started a new path towards being a professional angler.
In the video Niggemeyer talks about his 2005 season – one that put him in two regional championships, the BFL Cowboy Division and the Bassmaster Weekend Series. But not all was rosy. Despite making the regionals, Niggemeyer and his wife had their first child on the way and the year was drawing to an end, which meant his guide revenue would be declining as well. In other words, the Niggemeyer bank account wasn’t looking too good. But, as in 1997, Niggemeyers prayers would be answered.
Niggemeyer also goes on to talk about his move to Texas and the early mentors he had who helped him learn the water and become a Lake Fork guide. The stories of his life really cement the fact that if you want something bad enough, you can attain it with hard work and a good network of friends.