McGregor , TX
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2017-06-22
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Dave run?
Mercury 225 EFI
2014 Dodge Ram Laramie
Working on it
What Dave does for a living:
Self employed carpenter and cabinet maker
What you should know about Dave:
Married to the most wonderfu woman.
Owner of two crazy, spoiled English Bulldogs
How Dave started fishing
I used to fish farm ponds many, many years ago.
About ten years ago I got the urge to bass fish.
Bought a Stratos and had great fun. Work started taking up too much time so I sold the boat.
Earlier this year, got the bug again, now self employed so I bought my BassCat, which is a
great, great boat, joined a couple clubs but looking to broaden my interest by tournament fishing.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Would like to catch some DD bass, and win some money tournament fishing.
But mostly its just about having an enjoyable time out on the water.
Favorite way to fish
Its simple to use, and its the method I have caught the most fish on.
Most exciting fishing experience
I bought my seven year old grandson a baitcasting rod and reel for his birthday.
I have him one of my most favorite crank bait lures.
Day after his birthday we went to a big pond, there on his very first cast, with a new rod and reel and
the lure I gave him he caught a bass.
How Dave preps for a tournament
Scout the lake using Navionics and Google earth.
Try to find as much info on the lake as possible.
Prepare my rods with the lures I think will work the best.
Three favorite search baits
Top Water stick bait
Shallow diving rattle trap
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
I'll get back to you on this one
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Usually its on a high pressure lake, and finding the right lures and presentation to
catch some fish
When tournaments don't go my way
Usually just before weigh in, if I have zilch, I start to wonder why I am doing this.
But then when I get home, relaxed, I start thinking of better or different things I could have done.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Spend all the time you can researching the lake, with the internet, google earth, and Navionics.
It will put you way ahead even before you get to the lake.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
You dont have to have the most expensive rod and reels.
Get sommething you can afford, maybe have 4 or 5 set up for different methods.
Then as you get better, or "more inti it", then upgrade as necessary.
We have a guy that consistantly outfishes most everybody else in the club,
and his favorite rod and reel is an old AllStar rod and a older Shimmano reel.