Chatsworth , NJ
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2008-02-18
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Leslie run?
I run a Skeeter ZX225 w/225 Yamaha HPDI with a 10" manual Slidemaster JP. On board equipment is Minnkota 101 Fortrex, w/ Humminbird Helix 12/console and a Helix 10 on the bow. Rig is pulled by a Ford F250 SD P/U w/ 4" lift and Dick Cepek rims and 20" Goodyear Wrangler tires.
What Leslie does for a living:
Retired USAF MSgt currently work as civ for the 87 Aero Space Medicine Squadron Public Health Food Safety and Sanitation. Additionally I am a LEAN SIX SIGMA Blackbelt and facilitate process improvement projects for the 87 Medical Group as well as facilitate Geen Dot Sexual Assualt, Domestic Violence Training.
What you should know about Leslie:
Married to my best friend of 27 years, June. We live in NJ with our small zoo:^)
How Leslie started fishing
I've been fishing for as long as I can remember. My dad always took me and my older brother Gene fishing at Damn B and Sam Rayburn when it opened in 67. Fished out of a 13' skeeter with 20hp merc and there wasn't anyplace on those lakes we wouldn't go too. Just started fishing local clubs and the what was then The RedMan tourney trail in the late 70's...shotgun starts were pretty frickin scary! Kinda quite for a long time with all the PCS'ing and deployments over the years. But saw where there was a ABA military tourney at Dale Hollow in 2007 i believe and me and my buddy went and been fishing tourneys off and on ever since.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Favorite way to fish
Most exciting fishing experience
How Leslie preps for a tournament
Three favorite search baits
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport