Oceanside , CA
Competition Team: MC
Member Since: 1999-02-02
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Robert run?
I currently runa Nitro Z9, pulled by either a GMC extreme, or a Ford F250
I do not have any sponsors, but I trust Mercury, Min Kota, Zoom, hydrawave and Spy Optics.
What Robert does for a living:
I am the Branch Manager for Sudden Service Inc. Taylor Machine Works
What you should know about Robert:
I appreciate the memebrs of District 119, as we have had the same core of guys for at least 13 years and have made some true freindships through ABA as a participant and Director.
How Robert started fishing
I started fishing at about 10 years old on the White River for trout, and actually began tournament fishing as an MBA member in 1987 being associated with several districts across the United States over the years.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
My goal in fishing is to be competitive and continue to grow by fishing as much new water as possible in every possible condition.
Favorite way to fish
I prefer fishing frog baits because of the visual attack, but when the jig bite is on it hard to pass on.
Most exciting fishing experience
I have had the pleasure of Tuna fishing in the Gulf on an extended trip that was so exhausting I had to give in and finally sleep. The Black Fin Tuna and Yellow Fin Tuna were on fire!!
How Robert preps for a tournament
The biggest part of my preparation is making sure I am organized in the boat and the organization of the boat is focused on what I think I will be doing the next day.
Three favorite search baits
Depending on the time of the year, I have a go to top water, a specific Rattle Trap, and stick bait to hunt the fish down.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
My most recent finish in a two day was at a lake we did not fish much during the season. I had gotten out of work late and could not pre fish, but I did manage to get on the water and scan some points that showed activew fish. The next morning the weather was terrible and someone from another tournament was on what I wanted to be my starting point. The departed mid morning and the wind was terrible, but I managed to catch fish after fish and hold on that spot for two days having a great time!
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Understanding that if your catching the fish, and the bite is good so is evryone else, so it comes down to the weigh in and the anticipation of who was going to win can be challenging.
When tournaments don't go my way
I like to look at what decisions I could have made during the day that possibly could have had an impact on how well the day went.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Stick with fishing, learn as much a possible from everybody you have a chance to fish with and build a freindship because they will last a long time.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
I don't think its good practice to chase fads, learn to fish a couple techniques and perfect those techniques to beable to quickly identify what works best when for you as an individual. Don't run out and buy the fad because of what you hear.