Pike Road , AL
Competition Team: ASC
2021 National Standings
2021 Division Point Standings
2021 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2021 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does John run?
Chevrolet Silverado 2500 High Country, 2021 Nitro Z21 with Mercury 250
Burt Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning
What John does for a living:
Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning
What you should know about John:
I enjoy fishing, hunting and motorcycle riding.
How John started fishing
My stepfather was an outdoorsman when he wasn't driving trucks. When my kids were born, and got of age, I see why he only took us a couple times a year. Tangled lines and somebody getting hooked. However, that tug is a drug and I love it.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Fish Professionally and teach
Favorite way to fish
Topwater frog fishing!
Most exciting fishing experience
Pre fishing Lake Eufaula for a fishing tournament i caught back to back six pounders within 25 yards of bank.
How John preps for a tournament
Research, watching videos of previous events on a particular lake. Use my electronics to map out potential fishing locations. Day of the tournament, I leave it all on the field!
Three favorite search baits
Square bill, spinner bait and soft plastics.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
1st place, fished isolated patches of grass. Swim jig and soft plastics.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Getting ready! Bringing to much tackle.
When tournaments don't go my way
Regroup and slow it down. Grab a Snickers Bar and get it together!
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Learn as much as you can from others and mix a little of what you learn with your fishing habits. Go out and fish with people whom love to fish, be a co-angler for a while, it's a blast!
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Shaky head fishing will help you build confidence in your fishing skills. Once you feel that you have mastered it, move on to other techniques.