Bay & Bay Transportation and CEO, Sam Anderson, featured in Star Tribune

Details matter to Sam Anderson, whether he's running a multimillion-dollar trucking and logistics company or winning tournaments as a professional fisherman.

As president and CEO of Bay & Bay Transportation, which offers both truckload and third-party logistics services, he's led growth that has placed the Rosemount company among the nation's top 250 carriers, according to a trade publication.

As a pro angler, Anderson, 39, took home a $35,000 fishing boat after catching nearly 100 pounds of walleye to win a tournament in August on the Lake of the Woods.

"I've grown up in the trucking business and I grew up in fishing," said Anderson, who followed his father -- David B. Anderson, a legend in walleye tournament angling, who died unexpectedly in 2009 -- into both pursuits. "There's a parallel between fishing and business, and life in general. All kinds of little details add up to being successful. Oftentimes they're the basics, not some razzle-dazzle, get-rich-quick type things. If you focus on the basics and execute them better than anybody else, you're going to be really successful."

Article by: TODD NELSON, Special to the Star Tribune

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