With the 2012 Yamaha Professional Tarpon Tournament Series presented by Miller Lite season coming to an end, Captain Jim and his new sponsor – World Of Beer had an incredible season!!! The team consisted of veteran anglers Brad Bond and George Hunt along with the owner/founder of WOB, Matt Lafon and Jim at the helm. With new ideas and new rules the team took a much more aggressive approach to fighting and landing fish. Custom SICK RODS and Avet Reels with the dry drag system allowed the team to bring most fish boatside in less than 10 minutes, where the weight could be determined early and the tarpon were in good shape for release. This pattern shaped the team’s ideas and lead to bringing five contender fish to the scales throughout the series. With a 4th place in week # 1 , a few leader releases and a top 5 fish in week #4(that was later bumped out) WOB was shaping up as one of the top teams on tour. In week #5 , World Of Beer took home the trophy with a 174# tarpon and gave Captain Jim his 3rd victory on the PTTS. Qualifying for the elite Skeeter Tarpon Cup Championship, Team WOB was ready to battle against the top 25 professional tarpon teams in the world. As the drama unfolded throughout the 5 hour tournament, World of Beer weighed the last fish of the season as time expired and took 4th place with a total of 207 pounds.
2012 Yamaha Professional Tarpon Tournament Series presented by Miller Lite