Angler Profile – Grant Nisbet
Seventeen-year-old Grant Nisbet and his partner Trey Schroeder have teamed up to become one of the best high school bass fishing duos in Missouri.
The Lindbergh High School junior is most proud of winning the 2015 TBF (The Bass Federation) Missouri high school championship. The Lindbergh duo also took second in the 2016 TBF state championship and third in the same event this year. They competed in the Teen Anglers circuit last year and finished fourth in the trail’s point standings. Nisbet and Schroeder also placed 20th out of 65 teams at the 2017 Bassmaster High School Midwest Open at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Nisbet describes high school fishing as “awesome” because he gets to meet a lot of people and fish different bodies of water and different times of the year. “You get to learn about techniques and how to find the fish,” he says. “It is always a learning experience and even if you don’t catch fish it is fun just going out their learning.”
The Missouri teen sees high school fishing as the first step in his path toward his career goal. “My career goal is to always do something with bass fishing,” he says. “That is my passion.”
Nisbet hopes to attend a small college that has a bass fishing team, but he is unsure about his major for now. “I think I would be good at marketing and I am good at public speaking,” he says.
The accomplished high school angler is sure about what he plans to do after college. “My goal in life is to somehow make it into the Bassmaster Elites and make it up on stage at the Bassmaster Classic (and win it),” he says. “I live for that.”