Former high school angler now fishing at WCC

Fishing a way of life for Landon Siggers

Landon Siggers has invested countless hours into his fishing career. 

After competing in high school fishing tournaments, Siggers took on college tournaments in addition to entering them on an individual basis. 

“I started fishing in tournaments at six years old,” Siggers, 20, said. 

After spending nearly 10 years in the sport, Siggers along with other students at Tunstall High School decided to get together and form the school’s first fishing club. 

“We talked to Shannon Calloway who is the coach, and then approached Principal Brian Boles about starting the team during my junior year,” Siggers said. 

Not long after, the team won its first tournament in 2016 on the Chickahominy River, which flows to the James River. 

“The program has been doing well ever since,” Siggers said. 

According to Siggers, fishing is more than just getting a rod, reel, and bait to go and catch fish. 

“It doesn’t matter how much money you’ve got in rods, boats, and trucks, it’s all about what you know,” Siggers said….Full Story