James Cox

Bourbonnais , IL

Competition Team: DHS

Member Since:
November 2018

 

2019 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 508 7 18 32.90 1124

2019 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 39 9 7 18 32.90 1124

2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
DHS 12 1124

2019 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 39 03/31/2019 Clinton 8 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 39 04/27/2019 Braidwood Lake 7 3 2.59 6.82 194
AFT 39 05/19/2019 Cal Sag 10 5 1.91 8.05 191
AFT 39 06/09/2019 Shelbyville 1 3 2.91 6.01 198
AFT 39 06/30/2019 Vermillion 14 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 39 07/21/2019 DesPlaines 32 1 1.03 1.03 169
AFT 39 08/17/2019 Pool 12 & 13 10 6 2.45 10.99 372

2020 Standings

2019 Standings

2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does James run?

Ford F-250, Skeeter ZX225 w/ Yamaha 225 HPDI

My Sponsors

Bedford Sales

Bizz Baits

Sublime Wear USA

Rocky Brook Sinkers

Cashion Rods

Blue Line Baits

 

What James does for a living:

What you should know about James:

I like keeping it light and having a good time but I am terribly competitive.  Love fishing alone just to clear my head and have no "noise" or stress from the world.  Fishing is my therapy.


How James started fishing

Started as a kid with my Dad, Uncles and Grandpas who took me.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

Trying to constantly improve and be a better tournament angler.  I also enjoy networking and meeting new people in the fishing industry.  Hope to find a nitch for a future career after I retire from my current profession and relocate to those warm southern states!  


Favorite way to fish

I like cranking and flipping jigs.


Most exciting fishing experience

My first trip out in my first ever boat, 1988 Ranger 375V Classic Star.  I was always a bank fisherman or used a small rental boat with a tiller motor from a resort.  Had no idea what I was doing, launching or running a real bass boat.  Learned alot with that boat and continue to learn every trip out.


How James preps for a tournament

I'll watch weather and check on the maps leading up to the date.  If I never been to a spot before I will try to pre-fish if at all possible just to get a look at it in person.  Lots of tackle prep also,  'm a bit OCD so I go over my gear alot and make sure it's all ready to go.


Three favorite search baits

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

1st Place finish on Lake Shelbyville in 2019.  Shhhh, not giving that secret up...lol


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Prepping the boat and gear makes me nuts, yea I'm a bit OCD.  Sleeping the night before is tough for sure!


When tournaments don't go my way

Make lots of notes on conditions, areas fished and the patterns I tried.  Keeping logs is a great tool.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Heck, I'm still an aspiring tournament angler!  Lol.  I would say watch and listen to the guys who are consistent finishers.  Watch what guys do, both good and bad, and learn from that.  Keep logs and maps up to date and look back at them regularly.   *keep it as simple as possible, fish your strengths and confidence baits*


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

Find something you enjoy fishing with, jigs, cranks, spinnerbaits or whatever and focus on fishing that as best you can.  Fish your confidence lure and then branch out into other baits.  There is no need to buy everything in the store..keep it simple and narrow down the options.



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