Wesley grew up as a self-proclaimed “country boy,” as a third generation outdoorsman, he picked up a lot of knowledge of the wilderness from his own family. He wasn’t exactly hooked on bass fishing right away, just fishing in general, hunting, and the outdoors. When he was 12, his father bought a 14’ jon boat and told Wesley that he could fish the cove of their local lake, as long as he wore his life jacket. The boat didn’t have a motor, so they had to paddle everywhere they wanted to go. Strader claims that the restrictions of the cove taught him to pay attention the details of fishing. Later on, Wesley’s father bought a bass boat so the family could all fish together. Eventually Strader started fishing local bass tournaments in the new boat, and the rest is history. Learn more about Wesley on his website.