Oklahoma! Catch a Cure II Begins!

This bass was four-plus dollars for the Melanoma Research Foundation.

After hours on the road, countless 5-hour Energies, and a couple “cheap” motels, Catch a Cure II (me) has reached its first destination: Grand Lake of the Cherokees, Oklahoma.

We’re here to fish for a cure, thanks to our sponsors Sunology, Get Vicious, Native Eyewear and Rick Roth at Mirror Image.

I’m excited to be at the site of an upcoming B.A.S.S. tournament, and ready to get on the water.

For the second time in less than a year, we’ll be on the water for a great cause: to fight cancer, and a cancer that’s especially dangerous to outdoorsmen and anglers.

I’ve been blessed to catch a few fish in my life, but none have meant more than the ones I’ve caught on this project, because I know each is getting us closer to the day when Melanoma is a disease you’re diagnosed with, treated for, and then cured of.

And most importantly, we get to have fun fighting, and fishing, for that cure. I’m looking forward to getting on the water, having some fun, and spreading the word, and getting this second incarnation of the project off to a positive start.

If anyone’s in Oklahoma and interested in helping out, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at rickbach@ymail.com, or call or text at 315-794-8253.

The next time I post on this blog… I fully intend to be holding a fish that will bring us closer to a day when skin cancer is eradicated.

Thanks to everyone who has read, followed and supported my project and I’ll look forward to meeting more of you on this trip.

I like to think of it this way: Catching a largemouth bass is a great experience no matter who you are, where you’re from or what lake you’re fishing on. But when that bass means that more dollars are going to a place where they’ll finish skin cancer once and for all…. how can you beat that?


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