Brett Hite Earns 6th Place Finish at the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship.

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Brett Hite Earns 6th Place Finish at the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship.

Brett Hite, professional bass angler and Rigid Industries Torture Team Member, recently finished 6th overall at the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship.

Brett’s total weight earned him a $12,000 cash bonus for placing 6th overall. The tournament was held at Bay de Noc, Escanaba, MI – Sept. 18-22, 2014.

The 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship was one bass fishing tournament that will not be forgotten. Brett finished Day 1 at the top of the leader board before Day 2 and 3 were cancelled, due to bad weather. Jacob Powroznik would go on to win the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship with a total weigh-in of 47.6 pounds.

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After the points were added up, Brett finished the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series 31st in points. Greg Hackney was named the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series – Angler of the Year with a total of 741 points.

Brett started the 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series – Angler of the Year out strong with a 1st place finish at the 2014 Dick Cepek Tires Bassmaster Elite. His four day total weight of 97.10 pounds were enough for the win. The first place finish marked Brett’s first career win in the Bassmaster Elite Series, as well as, the first of the year. Brett also won the fist event of the year in the FLW Series.

The next four Bassmaster fishing tournaments for Brett were solid. He finished 49th, 91st, 22nd and 42nd before he finished in 5th place at the 2014 Bassmaster BASSfest in Tennessee. He won $20,000 for his stellar performance.

Before his 6th place finish at the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship, Brett placed 38th and 79th overall at his previous two bass fishing tournaments. Recently Brett qualified for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

He has currently fished in 76 B.A.S.S. Tournaments while totaling more than $1.2 million in career earnings. As of today he has one (1st) place finish and nine (Top 10) finishes.

Brett’s sponsors include Rigid Industries LED Lighting, Ranger Boats, Evinrude, EverGreen International, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Minn-Kota Motors, Humminbird, Sunline, The Hook-up Tackle, and Lance Campers.

Be sure to follow Brett Hite on Facebook as he prepares for the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.

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