2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does run?
Nitro, Mercury, Ford
K9 Fishing Products
Contingencies with - Nitro, Mercury,TH-Marine, Typhoon, Lews, Bass Pro Shops
What does for a living:
What you should know about :
Christian, Husband, Angler, Hunter, American
How started fishing
We didn't have a bass boat growing up. So I started out just fishing ponds around the house in South Carolina. My grandparents lived in south Florida. So I would fish the canals around their house when we would visit. I always seemed to be able to catch a few wherever. Started watching fishing shows (Hank Parker, Bill Dance, Jimmy Houston, Orlando Wilson for all you that can remember that one, and of course The Bassmasters. Got my first B.A.S.S. membership when I was around 12 or 13 and started reading Bassmaster magazine.
Fished my first tournament with my uncle when I was 14. It was a small club tournament at Lake Hartwell, probably around 10 boats. I caught four pretty good fish that day, my uncle didn't catch anything, and we won. I couldn't believe it. I can't remember the weight, but I do remember the lure. Half ounce Rat-L-Trap color was pumpkin seed. I've been hooked ever since.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Well like a lot of people I'm sure, to fish for a living would be a dream come true. But to enjoy the travel, the time spent in the outdoors, and getting to meet new people is great. My wife who is my biggest fan and my hero helps me to always be positive, and see that anything is possible.
Favorite way to fish
Because I can fish fast and cover a lot of water. And when you get on them you can usually get multiple fish out of one area.
Most exciting fishing experience
I'd say winning the first tournament I'd ever fished in when I was 14 was pretty sweet.
How preps for a tournament
Prefish, lake map study, pay attention to weather, and have a good understanding of the seasonal fishing patterns.
Three favorite search baits
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Caught a 20.05 lb bag and got 3rd place in an ABA AFT on my home lake ( Lake Greenwood ) in 2012. Sad part was finishing 3rd. Awesome part was catching a 20 lb bag so who cares how you finish. That's a win in my book. And of course I was throwing a crankbait.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
It's always a challenge trying to keep up with all the great anglers out there. But besides that I'd say chasing a fish that's always evolving and seemingly becoming wiser and more elusive all the time.
When tournaments don't go my way
I always enjoy my time on the water. That being said, fishing tournaments is like car racing. You're always going to lose more than you win. You have to celebrate the small victories. And use adversities to strengthen your character and build your will to succeed.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Never stop learning
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Fish your crankbaits fast and your worms slow.