Orlando , FL
Competition Team: ASC
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
|Jim Topmiller||OS||6||02/23/2019||Kissimmee Chain||87||5||0.00||7.69||164|
|Jim Topmiller||OS||6||04/13/2019||Harris Chain||50||3||0.00||7.37||201|
|Jim Topmiller||OS||6||06/08/2019||Kissimmee Chain||56||1||2.46||2.46||195|
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What Truck, Boat and Outboard does James run?
I drive a 2020 Toyota Tundra
and run a 2023 Ranger Z20R
What James does for a living:
market manager for a vaccine management company
What you should know about James:
I wake up every day with a heart of gratitude. Knowing Jesus Christ has changed my life.
How James started fishing
Catching catfish in my grandfather's pond. I had to find the cane pole in the barn, find bait and figure out how to take the fish off the hook while my grandfather worked in the fields.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
I would like to win a major pro am event and fish professionally
Favorite way to fish
I like it all but prefer to be away from the bank
Most exciting fishing experience
Winning Angler of the year as a co;angler on a major trail
How James preps for a tournament
I try to get 3 days of prefishing in for each event
Three favorite search baits
whopper Plopper, sinko, chatter bait
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
I won a regional championship as a co angler. I fish targets behind the boat that the boater missed and threw topwater while he flipped
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Decisions on the water when the first 3 locations you fish are empty. Where do I go ;now?
When tournaments don't go my way
Keep fishing and make sure you stay in high percentage areas
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Every tournament is a learning experience if you keep asking yourself the right questions.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
You can go wrong throwing a fluke with a nail wait. There are so many ways to fish it that cover the entire water column.