Scottsboto , AL
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2017-03-08
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Donald run?
TOYOTA TACOMA AND TRITON WITH MERCURY
WOULD LOVE TO HAVE SOME
What Donald does for a living:
What you should know about Donald:
How Donald started fishing
1 YEAR OLD WITH MY FATHER ( BELIEVE IT OR NOT I REMEMBER IT)
Aspirations or goals with fishing
TO GET A LIMIT EVERY TOURNAMENT AND THEN TO WIN ONE. TO GET MY NON BOATER INTO FISH IN EVERY TOURNAMENT
Favorite way to fish
Most exciting fishing experience
IT WAS 1969(15YRS OLD) AND I WAS STAYING AT A CAMP SITE WITH MY COUSIN ON CASAYUNA LAKE. PAT - A FRIEND SHOWED UP (OLDER MENTOR) WITH HIS BUDDY HOWIE. WE WENT OUT IN THE ROW BOAT INTO THE LILLY PADS. PAT SHOWED US HOW TO FISH WITH FROGS. FUNNIEST THING WAS- EVERY TIME WE HOOKED ONE - HOWIE WOULD PUT HIS HUNTING KNIFE IN HIS MOUTH AND DIVE INTO THE PADS - NOT JUMP - DIVE!!! HE WOULD SURFACE WITH OUR FISH IN HIS ARMS. IT WAS 90 + DEGREES THAT DAY AND WE CAUGHT SO MANY BASS THAT HOWIE NEVER DRIED OFF!
How Donald preps for a tournament
Three favorite search baits
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:
DON'T GIVE UP!!!! I FIRST HEARD OF BASS TOURNAMENTS IN THE LATE 60'S AND DREAMPT OF OWNING MY OWN BOAT AND COMPETING. LIFE SOMETIMES GETS IN THE WAY. FAST FORWARD TO NOW - 50 YEARS LATER (64YRS OLD) AND I FINALLY BOUGHT MY FIRST NEW BOAT AND AM GOING TO COMPETE AS A BOATER.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
TRY SURFACE FISHING - POPPER, WALKING BAIT, BUZZBAIT, FROG, ETC . THERE IS NOTHING MORE EXCITING THAN WATCHING A MONSTER BASS EXPLODE ON YOUR LURE.