By Todd Ceisner
That’s how long it took Kevin Stewart to drive from his home in Elk Grove, Calif., to where he’s staying in central Florida this week near Lake Toho.
He made the trip the week before last. Alone. Ahh, the delightful, sometimes solitary, life of a west coast bass pro.
Stewart came east in early January so he could get a jump on practice for the Bassmaster Southern Open at Toho, which gets under way Thursday and signals the start of the 2015 tournament season. It’ll be Stewart’s first B.A.S.S. event as he looks to get more familiar with Toho, site of the first FLW Tour stop of the season in early March.
It’ll also given him a chance to simply get more time on the water in Florida and get more used to the fishing there after posting triple-digit finishes in Tour events at Lake Okeechobee the last two seasons.