Fayetteville , NC
Competition Team: A
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Ernest run?
Stratos 19SS Extreme, Johnson 200hp, Toyota Tundra Crewmax
What Ernest does for a living:
Senior Army Instructor, U.S. Army JROTC
What you should know about Ernest:
How Ernest started fishing
Fished my first tournament while station in South Korea vic Andong Lake (Clear water) as a co-anglers.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
No aspirations or goals! I just enjoy the fellowship!
Favorite way to fish
Most exciting fishing experience
How Ernest preps for a tournament
While I was in the U.S. Army, I was a Planner (JEDI). I help senior leaders understand the operational environment and then visualize and describe viable solutions to operational problems. I've adapted the same critical and creative thinking toward preparing for tournament. I spend 80 percent of my time researching at home in order to produce viable tournament options.
Three favorite search baits
Lipless Crankbait and Spinnerbait
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
My best tournament finish was 1st place in a club tournament (Bragg Bass Buster) while using a jig. The jig is the best combat multiplier!!
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
Learn from my mistakes and adjust my approach. Additionally, I would collaborate with other anglers in order to become a better bass fisherman.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport