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Competition Team:

Member Since:
January 1970

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 585 5 20 40.82 1081

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 96 27 4 19 39.93 913
AFT 25 72 1 1 0.89 168

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
AF 39 1081

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 25 04/22/2018 Hartwell 33 1 0.00 0.89 168
AFT 96 05/20/2018 Clarks Hill 6 5 0.00 10.03 195
AFT 96 06/02/2018 Greenwood 39 4 0.00 6.85 324
AFT 96 07/09/2017 Russell 2 5 2.61 9.09 199
AFT 96 12/03/2017 Greenwood 6 5 4.80 13.96 195

2020 Standings

2019 Standings

2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does run?

Nitro, Mercury, Ford

My Sponsors

Airborne Outfitters 

K9 Fishing Products 

Contingencies with - Nitro, Mercury,TH-Marine, Typhoon, Lews, Bass Pro Shops 

 

 

What does for a living:

Self Employed 


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

Crankbaits.

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

Crankbait

Top water 

Worm


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.



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