Brandon Belt Fishing is an organization that was birthed from a crazy idea that a group of friends came up with and through God's own timing was transformed into a reality. Every year in February for the past twelve years, the President of our company, Brandon Belt of the Toronto Blue Jays, has gone back to start Spring Training and prepare for the upcoming MLB season. The only exception to that is in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic when the baseball season was pushed all the way back to July of that year. During that down time Brandon's high school baseball coach, Glen Kimble, convinced him to go out in his Basscat and introduced him to bass fishing with a frog on Sam Rayburn Reservoir. That first trip out on Sam Rayburn opened Brandon's eyes to the big world of bass fishing and how much joy that it brings him.
Brandon's newfound love of fishing led him to discover the adrenaline rush that he gets when competing in a tournament. When Brandon compares catching a 5 pounder in the closing minutes of a tournament to hitting a walk off home run in front of thousands of fans you know that his love for fishing is something serious! After fishing some small evening tournaments for bragging rights between Brandon and friends, the conversation came up about hosting a team tournament larger than anyone had seen . After many months of looking, a door finally opened in May 2021 and we were able to secure a park on Rayburn to support a large team tournament in February 2022.
In February 2022 we had our very first tournament which was a huge success! We hosted 327 teams, paid out north of $400,000 in that event and to date we have raised over $216,000 for The Father's Heart Orphanage! The success that we have seen from our tournaments thus far has pushed us to continue creating better opportunities for anglers and partnering companies alike.
Through the collaboration of ideas between Brandon, friends, and the many others that believe in what we are doing, we have developed team tournaments unlike any other. Our tournaments are the first of their kind, where teams are truly treated like professionals and see payouts that reflect that. Our goal as an organization will always be to give our anglers a tournament experience that far surpasses any others that they have fished and to make our partners feel like family. We can't wait to take the tournament fishing industry by storm and give those team tournament anglers something to be excited about for years to come!