I had a PLAN and that’s where it all began. In grade school, I competed in every tournament that would allow a youngster in. After graduation, I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I needed a career outside of the fishing world that I could afford to fish and still have the time off to pursue my dream. I graduated from UAB in 1992 with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. I worked at UAB hospital in the Intensive care unit for four years. I competed in as many tournaments as I had time to fish, becoming quite competitive on any lake on the Coosa River. In 1992, I also married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Cindy. I met her on a boat dock at Lake Weiss eight years prior and if there’s anything such as love at first sight, that was it! After four years at UAB Hospital, I decided to go on to anesthesia school. That was at University of Tennessee. Talk about a house divided………..anesthesia school was no joke. It was tough, sleeping with a text book, up all hours of the day and night, and reading hours upon hours. Hands down it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Not the book work, but having to give up my fishing for those years. Anyway, I made it through that gauntlet and graduated with honors from UT.
Now I was poised to chase my DREAM!
I’ve been practicing anesthesia for 18 years. It’s a great profession and I really like to think that my contribution helps others. In 2004, my firstborn, Camden, joined our family, with my son Bailey joining our family in 2007. My boys are 100% behind me and their support and love is unconditional – win, lose or draw. During these 18 years, I have competed in the FLW Tour, FLW Costa Series Events, BASS Tour, BASS Opens, BFL Events, Fishers of Men, local club events, and many other tournament trails. In 2003, I qualified to fish the BASS Bassmaster Classic. This same year, I qualified to compete in the Inaugural BASS Elite Series
My electronics are my eyes under the water, and they are only as good as the mounts. Boatlogix mounts are absolutely the best! Superior craftsmanship and design, Infinite adjustability, stable in rough water and clean install are just a few of the reasons I choose Boatlogix year after year!– Jay Kendrick