Thadeus Ragan

West Park , FL

Competition Team: ASC

Member Since:
December 2016

 

2019 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
OS 1472 1 0 0.00 50

2019 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
OS 7 143 1 0 0.00 50

Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points

2019 Tournament Results

Name Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
Thadeus T. Ragan OS 7 01/19/2019 Okeechobee 71 0 0.00 0.00 50

2020 Standings - 2019 Standings - 2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Thadeus run?

I run a 2019 Bass Cat Caracal with a Mercury 4 stroke Pro XS motor. My current truck is a diesel Dodge Ram 2500. 

My Sponsors

I am on the Bass Cat Pro Staff through Aquatech Marine in Palm Bay FL. Venom Lures pro staff. 

What Thadeus does for a living:

Bass Fishing Guide and Fashion Model / Actor. 


What you should know about Thadeus:

My guide service is Glades Bassin (gladesbassin.com), instagram - @ThadeusRagan_Bass_Fishing, YouTube - Thadeus Ragan Bass Fishing. I live in South FL and guide in the Everglades, and various Peacock Bass locations in South FL. 


How Thadeus started fishing

I started fishing with my grandfather when I was big enough to follow him around the local lake. Watching fishing on tv inspired me to want to fish tournaments.  


Aspirations or goals with fishing

Favorite way to fish

Jig fishing 


Most exciting fishing experience

Many experiences come to mind, but winning the BFL Super Tournament on Okeechobee and competing in the All American were definatly a memorable ones! 


How Thadeus preps for a tournament

Three favorite search baits

A Venom Lures Skip Shad, 1/2 Jig, and a Lipless Crank Bait. 


Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.

I've had several great finishes, but one of my favorite tournaments was my 1st place finish on Okeechobee in the 2015 BFL two day. I caught all my fish on Hollow Bodied Frogs. 


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Staying focused even when things are not going your way. Fishing is a mental game. If you mentaly fall apart you might as well put the boat back on the trailer and go home. 


When tournaments don't go my way

Stay focused and fish my strengths. 


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Don't think of Tournaments as a way to make money just enjoy the competion and learn from every experiance. Eliminating weaknesses in your game will make you a better fisherman. You should have complete confidence in every technique used. 


Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport

If your just getting into bass fishing keep it simple. Wacky Rig or Texas Rig a Worm. These techniques catch fish year round anywhere. Also a Square Bill Crank Bait is a simple technique that anyone can start catching bass on. Just throw it out and reel then add some pauses and twiches and you will catch them. 



 


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