Troutman , NC
Competition Team: MC
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Charles run?
Ranger 519 Yamaha.Toyota Tundra
Myloving Wife Lori Whitaker and Muffin Top Jigs
What Charles does for a living:
Nascar team member
Owner of Muffin Top Jigs
What you should know about Charles:
How Charles started fishing
Started fishing very youg, Dad would take us to Lake Hartwell, Keowee and Clarks hill. Started tournament fishing around 2010. didnt get to fish to many tournaments because i was on a pit crew and was gone all the time.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Have fun meet great folks and enjoy the time we have here on earth.
Favorite way to fish
shallow water power fishing
Most exciting fishing experience
going to Mexico and catching 100 fish a day with great friends.
How Charles preps for a tournament
Prepping for a tournament. first thing i do is check weather and make a game plan around that.
Three favorite search baits
crankbaits, crankbaits, crankbaits
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Best tournament finish and what i did that day. I have been fortunate to win a few and the techniques have all been a little different.Most of my sucess has been skipping a Muffin Top JIg.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Most challenging about tournament fishing. Decision making I feel like is the most challenging , fish the moment not history but man is it hard to do.
When tournaments don't go my way
How i deal with tournaments or events that havenít gone my way. congratulate the winner learn from your mistake and move on to the next tournament.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
One piece of advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler, i call it the sponge effect, soak up all the information you can from other anglers.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Like i said before be the sponge soak up info from good, great and bad anglers. and pick up a shaky head it will catch fish all over the country.