Erwin , NC
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2019-02-28
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Willie run?
2018 Dodge 2500 4x4, 2015 Skeeter ZX250, 2015 Yamaha 250 SHO
Deep Creek Lures, Captain Gary's Marine Care Products, TackleGarage.net, Buckeye Lures, Illusion Baits, KC's Marine Service
What Willie does for a living:
Mine Superintendant, Hanson Aggregates
What you should know about Willie:
Born again Christian, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Sunday School Teacher
How Willie started fishing
Cork and a cane pole with my Dad and Grandfather
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Earn a living doing it.
Favorite way to fish
Flipping, jig, and spinnerbait.
Most exciting fishing experience
Competing in the Bass Master Team Championship.
How Willie preps for a tournament
Map study, time on the water, and lots of Prayer.
Three favorite search baits
Spinnerbait, Chatterbait, lipless crankbait.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
2nd, Threw a jerkbait all day long.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Balancing the time available
When tournaments don't go my way
I go to the ponds at the mine and catchem to get my confidence up.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Always treat everyone with respect.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Spinnerbait and Texas rig are two good options to start with first. Don't make it overly complicated.