One of the benefits of having a background in meteorology is that weather has an effect on nearly everything outdoors. Including the Bassmaster Elite Series tournaments. I have been slightly obsessed with these tournaments for a long time. Like anything else watching the best of the best perform is awesome, especially when it is something you are interested in. It is incredible how much I learn every time I watch those guys fish.
Last year an online friend, Greg Huff (www.twitter.com/lazy_ike) asked me if I would contribute weather forecasts to his Fantasy Fishing podcast (yes, there is a such thing as Fantasy Fishing!). Guys pick the anglers they think will succeed, and points are awarded like other fantasy type games. I jumped at the chance and we have been getting together via skype for my contribution all last season and for the first few tournaments of this season.
Greg wrote a great little article for a bass fishing site that he contributes to about the success of my weather forecast for the Bassmaster Classic a few weeks ago. You can find the article and that bass fishing site in general here: http://www.bassutopia.com/2012/02/you-do-need-weatherman-to-see-which-way.html.
I am definitely open to doing a few more of these guest spots. There is nothing I like more than talking about the outdoors and weather! Feel free to shoot me an email or comment on this post and we can work to connect.