Brian Volkernick

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Brian Volkernick

Brian Volkernick

Brian Volkernick

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member (Years): 12

Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Club: Androscoggin Bassmasters

Years of Tournament Experience: 12

Member of these Maine State Teams (Years): 2008, 2012, 2013

Favorite Body of Water: Cobbossee Lake

Largest Largemouth: 6-9

Largest Smallmouth: 4-6

Favorite Lure/Technique: Jigs

Boat/Motor: Nitro/Mercury, Mom & Dad

Your personal and fishing accomplishments: My junior angler accomplishments, Maine Junior Champion 2008, 2012, 2013, Junior Eastern Divisonal Qualifier 2008, 2012, 2013 Junior Eastern Divisonal Champion 2008, Junior World Championship Qualifier 2008, 2013, L/A Junior Bassmasters Angler of the Year - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, Androscoggin Bassmasters Co-Angler of the Year - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012., 2017, University of Maine Bass Team 3rd place Chautaqua Lake FLW College Series

Best Fishing Story: There are at least two actually. My most recent memorable moment I had is when I went to Boston to fish the 2012 Bassmaster Eastern Divisional. Even though the fishing was real tough, I had a great time. The sights were astounding and the weather cooperated all week. The most memorable thing while pre-fishing with my dad, Bill Rider, and Jonathan Curran was the hour and a half boat ride through the locks. Fishing the Charles is much different than fishing the Androscoggin, for one thing there is not a huge Citgo sign overlooking Fenway Park within site. I dont think there is anything like fishing in the city and I will always cherrish the moments I had out there. Off the water the Maine team treated me like one of their own and we all had a bunch of fun going out to eat at local places and sharing stories we had while pre-fishing. The best part about fishing in Boston was the fact that my dad and I got to be on the same team and do some great bonding. I can't say enough about how great everyone was and I can't wait for another week full of bonding with the new team on Sebago in 2013.

My other most memorable moment I have had is when I went to Kansas to fish in the Junior World Championship when I was 12. Even though the weather wasn't good I had a fun time out there. I also learned what a baseball hat is called in Canada. They call it a tuke. While I was out fishing, my partner and I were so into the fishing, that we never got to sit down and eat our lunch. When I was up on that stage it felt like I was on top of the world. While my family and I were in Kansas we had so much fun on and off the water, I will never forget that weekend, and hope to return to the JWC for some unfinished business.

More on Brian

You Tube Videos

Winslow, Volkernick take top Junior honors

Junior Bassmaster anglers prep for tomorrow

Bass Times: First-timers qualify

Last Updated December 1, 2017