Patrick Hatcliff is like a lot of you reading this story. He’s a workingman that competes in BFL, TBF and Bassmaster Weekend Series events when he’s not holding a nail gun or a measuring tape.
The 46-year-old residential contractor who tows with 2008 Toyota Tundra knows what quality construction consist of, and he knows how to catch fish.
In fact, nobody collected more Bonus Bucks last year in the Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Weekend Series trail than Hatcliff.
Apparently, he knows how to cover a lot of miles too. Hatcliff is still pulling strong after logging 72,000 miles on his Tundra’s odometer in just over two years. “It’s all about pulling power for me, but my wife is pretty fond of the interior comforts like heated seats and dual temperature controls,” said Hatcliff. “We get tons of compliments on our Tundra’s good looks. It’s pretty common for strangers to come up to me and say what an awesome looking truck it is,” he added.
“The Bonus Bucks program is a no brainer. You’re driving a great truck, and you’re getting paid bonus money when you do well. You don’t even have to win the tournament to get paid,” said Hatcliff who chooses slinging an XCaliburÔ XR50 Rattle Bait around Lake Guntersville’s aquatic vegetation in late February as the perfect day of fishing.
As for advice to other anglers, “My grandfather, Pappy Buddy taught me you never leave home without a #5 Shad Rap in your tackle box. I’ll tell you not to leave home without a Carolina-rigged Lake Fork Tackle 4” Ring Fry, and to sign-up for Bonus Bucks,” said Hatcliff.
Bonus Bucks is simple. Drive a 2007 or newer Tundra, Sequoia, 4Runner or Tacoma, send in your registration form like Patrick Hatcliff did, become the highest finishing eligible participant in your TBF, BASS Federation Nation or any other Bonus Bucks sanctioned tournament – and you win the Bonus Bucks. To find out more, and to make sure you’re signed-up visit www.toyotatrucksbonusbucks.com or call Kendell at (918) 742-6424.