“You have to fish where they live, and you MUST be present to win!”
– “Uncle Vic” Roy
I met Vic Roy through the Bertram31.com website, and we became fast friends through a mutual interest in tough “little” boats with a proud history, and a shared outlook on the world that sometimes joins two men of very different backgrounds. It was a few years before I actually met Vic face-to-face, and that was when I was invited to fish one of his infamous informal “Uncle Vic International” fishing tournaments, but we “spoke” daily through the miracle of the internet. I fished 3 or 4 of those tourneys at Port Eads at the mouth of the South Pass of the Mississippi River, and as another cajun friend once said to describe hearing a particularly good Louisiana band, “I think that was the most fun I ever had with my clothes on!” I also spent time with Vic and other Bertram friends at the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show, and that was also good fun, if maybe not real awful clean fun.
Vic lost his struggle with cancer this year, but he fought it a good fight. He was a helluva guy, and will be missed by many.