Matt Massy and Scott Tracy are no strangers to the Rocky Mountain Team Series (RMTS). In Fact, this dynamic duo has won the title of Team of the Year for first three years of the RMTS existence. Earlier this year, Matt and Scott had hoped to win the title of Team of the year for a fourth time.
The team had high hopes going into the first event of the year which was held on Pueblo Reservoir, CO. Matt and Scott had to battle snow, sleet and hail during this first event of the RMTS. The team overcame these elements and pulled off a victory with a total weight of 19.16 lbs. This was the exact start to the season that Mike and Scott had hoped for.
The second event of the year was held on Kansas’ Wilson Lake. Being unfamiliar with this body of water, Matt and Scott decided to use Google maps to get a better understanding of what they would be fishing. With only one day of practice, on an unfamiliar lake, the team took second place.
With first and second place finishes, Matt and Scott hoped to keep things rolling with the third event on Ute lake, NM. The team decided to cover brush structures and jig for bass. This tactic proved to be a key technique for catching large bass. The team had achieved another victory in the third event of the year. With a large margin in the RMTS points, the team decided to miss the last event and go straight to the championship event.Matt and Scott loaded the boat with Skeet Reese Rods, Tungsten weights, and Lazer TroKar hooks, and headed back to Pueblo Reservoir. The two were ready to take on the other 34 teams for the title of Rocky Mountain Team Series Champions. The team was in second place after the first day of fishing and knew that they had to step up their game. Matt Massey says “I like being in second place, it lets me know what I have to achieve.” Day two, Matt and Scott’s boat was the last to leave the docks. With little time, the team raced to the first place that they thought would not be swamped by other boats. After a hard day of fishing and with only three fish caught Matt and Scott eagerly waited for the weigh-in. The three fish were just enough to move them int first place giving them the win at the Rocky Mountain Team Series Championship and the title of Team of the Year.