Dothan , AL
Competition Team: A
2020 National Standings
2020 Division Point Standings
2020 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2020 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Mark run?
2015 Triton 20TRX / 250HP Mercury /2015 Chevy Silverado
Boyd's Marine of Dothan Alabama
What Mark does for a living:
Instructor writer Developer
What you should know about Mark:
I have a great faith in the Lord and i am sunday school teacher at my church.
How Mark started fishing
I started fishing when i was a young boy on the chesapeake Bay Maryland at age 7 and the Patomac river when i returned from Iraq i started fishing tournaments my dream had finally come true. Just living the dream!
Aspirations or goals with fishing
I Hope to one day fish the elite series as a pro but have alot to learn about sponsorship and getting the required funds to do so.
Favorite way to fish
Crank bait for the shear fun of it and top water with a frog for the exslosive bites.
Most exciting fishing experience
Winning my first tournament
How Mark preps for a tournament
A month in advance equipment ckeck lake study and funding.
Three favorite search baits
Crank Bait Spinner Bait Zoom Big Dead ringer
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
The Tournament I won it was a very windy day and i worked the windy side of the Lake with a strick king 5XD in only 5 feet of water slow rolling the crank bait on main lake pionts.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Getting the first fish in the LIVE well and the 5th fish in the live well.
When tournaments don't go my way
Learn from my mistakes and apply them to my next tournament.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Fish as much as you can and dont over exstend your self finacialy. Fishing should be fun and it is not fun when you have money on your mind.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Start with one bait at a time and dont move to the next until you are confedent with each one. Practice Practice Practice