Instead of deciding on the type of job he wanted to have when he grew up, Brandon Lester decided at an early age he’d simply rather not work.
“When I was about 10 or 11 I’d watch Bill Dance and Roland Martin and Jimmy Houston on TV catching fish for a living and I remember thinking, ‘I want to be like those guys,’ ” said Lester, a Fayetteville resident.
The fact that pro anglers such as Dance, Martin and Houston were among the very few people who were good enough to make a living on the water never hindered Lester. That’s why, 15 years later, he finds himself on the way to following their wake.
The 25-year-old Lester qualified recently for the Bassmaster Elite Series, the top level of pro fishing.
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