Ephrata , PA
Competition Team: ASC
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Raymond run?
I have a Skeeter ZX200, Yamaha Outboard and a Chev Truck
What Raymond does for a living:
I am the CEO/Owner of CounterTek
What you should know about Raymond:
I love competitive bass fishing, I am married to my wonderful wife Kim.
How Raymond started fishing
I started fishing when I was 4 when my grampa use to take me to a lake to fish for crappie. My uncle Bob got me into bass fishing and I was hooked ever since. I started tournement fishing in 1995.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Just have fun and get to the next tournement.
Favorite way to fish
Texas rigged 7" Power worm.
Most exciting fishing experience
Fly in Canadian fishing trip.
How Raymond preps for a tournament
Check on the weather, water temp, tides and fix my rods accordingly.
Three favorite search baits
Manns -1, Swim Bait, Texas rigged Power worm.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
1st place finish, stayed on my spot was patient and got the bag I needed.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
High wind on open water.
When tournaments don't go my way
I go home drink 3 beers and wash the boat.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Get the best fishing boat you can afford.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
The best I can think of to start out is a texas rigged curl tailed worm. Cast to what you think is a good spot let it sink and slowly work the bait back to you.