SPRING CITY, Tenn. – Ryan Salzman may be a rookie on the the Bass Pro Tour scene, but as a fishing guide he’s a seasoned expert on what it takes to succeed, and the Alabama angler proved it by winning the General Tire Stage Five Presented by Covercraft on Watts Bar Lake after catching 13 bass for 24 pounds, 3 ounces and beating second-place Jacob Wheeler by just 11 ounces.

Watch as Salzman gives a rundown of how he did it, and what this win means to him.