Brent Long, Pro-Angler
Brent Long, Cornelius, N.C. resident and official Visit Lake Norman pro angler, caught 20 bass weighing 78 pounds, 13 ounces to win first place and the top prize of $125,000 at the national Walmart FLW Tour Major on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. The four-day tournament was the third of ten 2012 tournaments.The win gives Long his second FLW Tour championship trophy, winning his first in June 2010 at Lake Guntersville in Alabama. Said Long, "When you win one, they can say you just got lucky, you are a one-hit wonder. When you win two, I think that solidifies you as a good angler."
Photo by Brett Carlson, FLW
Long, a lifelong resident of the Lake Norman area and a local General Contractor was born in Lincolnton and then moved over to Cornelius in 2007. He learned fishing with his father at a young age, entered his first tournament at 17 and began fishing on the pro circuit in 1997.
Visit Lake Norman (VLN) has had a sponsorship agreement with Brent Long since 2010 that includes placements of the VLN logo on his pro jersey, boat wrap, and commits him to fishing tournaments on national professional bass circuits. Travis Dancy, Sports Sales Manager for VLN said "We are proud to sponsor Brent. He is an exceptional angler who displays genuine integrity and is a passionate advocate of his home lake. The partnership has been both successful and impactful."