Angler Q & A

Technique strength: Flipping and top-water

Technique weakness: Finesse fishing

Favorite lake or river: Potomac River and Lake Okeechobee because both bodies of water have a lot of shallow cover.

Least favorite lake or river: Beaver Lake because it is deep and clear.

Favorite bait: Havoc Craw Fatty because I designed it and it works.

Favorite fishing knot: Palomar because it is easy to tie with any type of line and is very durable.

Started bass fishing at the age of: 7

Started fishing bass tournaments at the age of: 16

Year turned pro: 2004

Do you get nervous before tournaments: Sometimes

Largest bass caught to date: 11-pound, 11-ounce largemouth

Your most memorable bass fishing moment: Fishing on Lake Kissimmee with my dad using a devil horse for bait. I caught my first 10-pounder.

Your biggest bass fishing influence (person): My grandfather, Bill McLain

If you were not a professional bass angler, what would you be doing: Anything outdoors

What question do most people ask you the most: What is it like to be a professional bass fisherman?

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while fishing: Falling out of the boat during a tournament, off of my motor onto one of my Power Poles.

As a boy, what did you want to be when you grew up: My Dad

What is the biggest obstacle you face as a professional angler: Struggling on a lake more than once because it hurts my pride.

How have state conservation programs and bass angler fish care effected bass fishing across the nation: The movement towards bass conservation has resulted in more big catches for anglers over the years.



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