Angler Q & A

Technique strength: Versatility

Technique weakness: Slowing Down

Favorite lake or river: Lake Amistad, it is a beautiful lake, very diverse, and I can catch them in a lot of different ways. The Swimbait bite is good, or you can catch them on a dropshot or anywhere in between.

Least favorite lake or river: Arkansas River, It’s been horrible to me

Favorite bait: Whatever I can catch them on at the moment, I just like catching them, it doesn’t really matter what lure they are on.

Favorite fishing knot: Trilene Knot, I’ve found it to be the strongest knot for fluorocarbon.

Started bass fishing at the age of: 10 years old My Dad gave me a Christmas gift of a guided trip on Lake Stockton in Missouri, caught them on a buzzbait; had a lot of fun.

Started fishing bass tournaments at the age of: 13 years old, fishing out of a one man boat in a bass club on Lake Worth in Texas with the Denton County Bass Club.

Year turned pro: I entered my first B.A.S.S. Invitational Fall of 1997, but in my third year of fishing the Invitationals, I made the Classic and got my first paying sponsors, that is when I feel like I had made it to the professional level.

Do you get nervous before tournaments: Oh Yeah, I get excited and nervous. I start thinking about what might have changed since practice ended, and what adjustments I’m going to have to make.

Largest bass caught to date: 10-pound, 8-ounce largemouth and four others over 10 pounds.

Your most memorable bass fishing moment: Winning my first B.A.S.S. on Lake Eufala in Alabama in 2003. Winning that tournament made me think I could compete and make a living at this.

Your biggest bass fishing influence (person): Don’t think I really have one; I tend to try and do things on my own.

If you were not a professional bass angler, what would you be doing: I would probably be a coach probably football, basketball and track.

What question do most people ask you the most: How do you get started as a pro angler, and a close second is how do they get sponsors.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while fishing: On Sam Rayburn and I was in the top three in the standings and trying to make the Classic; it was the final event of the year. It was still dark when I launched with my co-angler; and it was really windy. I was driving around the dykes to go into a marina when I see waves crashing on an island in front of me silhouetted by the moon. I was too close to turn away from the island, so I mashed the throttle and drove my Nitro over the island to the other side, then pushed it the rest of the way into the water. We got it in and fished the tournament. I still finished ninth and made the Classic.

As a boy, what did you want to be when you grew up: Dreamed about being a football player or afisherman. I played college football and it became too much of a job to juggle school, football and fishing.

What is the biggest obstacle you face as a professional angler: Juggling the travel schedule, time away from my wife, Tuesday, and the kids.

How has state conservation programs and bass angler fish care effected bass fishing across the nation: It certainly has lowered creel limits over the years, which has helped the resource around. I also feel that conservation have helped educate anglers are more now than in the past; which has helped as well



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