Denton , TX
Competition Team: AF
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Marcus run?
2016 Ranger Z518 with a Mercury 150 Pro XS and a Toyota Tundra
What Marcus does for a living:
F-22 armament Engineer at Lockheed Martin.
What you should know about Marcus:
How Marcus started fishing
I grew up in Idaho fishing for trout and and pan fish. In 2013 I was relocated by the Air Force to Texas and some of my new co-workers asked me if I knew how to fish I said "yeah" what we fishing for trout. They laughed and said no "Bass" I said I knew nothing about bass. So I signed up for a tournament and brought 2 open faced reels 3 crankbaits and a couple spinner baits and didn't catch a fish. As I was able to fish with some great people I learned how to fish Texas rig, swim baits, Carolina rig ect.... at my first district tournament I caught the big bass for the weekend and now I feel I can competitively fish with these guys and girls now because the knowledge they gave me is priceless.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To have fun Everytime I am out in the water, no matter if the fish are biting.
Favorite way to fish
Texas rig, because it was the first way I really learned to bass fish and love to flip in heavy cover and fish docks.
Most exciting fishing experience
Catching big bass at the 2014 district 112 championship in the trees at Lake Ray Roberts. I thought I was hung on a tree, nope it was a big bass jumping out if the water.
How Marcus preps for a tournament
I go to the lake a few times before the tournament, locate new fish and Mark them and throw a line in trying not to set the hook. Mainly check new water and try not to live in the past or take spots my boaters have taken me to.
Three favorite search baits
Crankbaits, swim jig, and chatterbox.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport