Huntington , TX
Competition Team: N
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Wesley run?
I drive a 2013 Dodge Ram 2500. My boat is a 2007 Ranger Z21 paired with a Yamaha HPDI 250
Fitzgerald Rods, and Stanley Jigs.
What Wesley does for a living:
I work offshore on an oil drilling rig, as an Electronics Technician.
What you should know about Wesley:
I am 38 years old. I have been married for 14 years and have two beautiful daughters ages 13 and 10. I served 4 years in the Navy. From 1999 to 2003 in Coronado California.
How Wesley started fishing
I grew up in Hemphill texas. We had family land on Toledo Bend and would go camping on the lake frequently. I was always interested in Bassmasters and read thier magazine as much as possible. It was just a natural progression to start tournament fishing.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To be the best angler I could possibly be. As well as pass my love for the sport onto my children.
Favorite way to fish
Top water. You can not beat a good topwater bite, some of the most exciting action out there.
Most exciting fishing experience
Generaly just fishing with my family I have many fond memories of fishing with my father, uncles and my children now.
How Wesley preps for a tournament
Study the lake map, look at the weather trends for the last month. Scour the internet for fishing reports. And spend as much time as possible on the water.
Three favorite search baits
Strike King 6xd.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
My brother and I were fishing a company tournament on Toledo and we took first place. It was during the spawn and we just basicaly backed off about 1 cast further than the rest of the boats fishing in the area and were catching the fish they missed. We were throwing weightless trick worms and Senkos.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Knowing when to give up on an area you know should have fish. Also not fishing history, fish where they are now not where they were before.
When tournaments don't go my way
I am a stubborn person, I do not give up easily. When I have a tournament that does not go my way, it makes me that much more focused to get out there and do better the next time.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Fish to your strengths, also try to do something different from what everyone else is doing.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Always have a senko tied on. Its my go to bait when fishing is tough. Other than that pick a technique and put that one rod in your boat and go learn it. Also get to know your electronics.