Phil Morris

Saluda , SC

Competition Team: DHS

Member Since:
October 1994

 

2023 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 249 8 28 52.18 1314

2023 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 1 246 1 0 0.00 225
AFT 25 72 2 5 7.83 329
AFT 96 20 5 23 44.35 1089

2023 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
DHS 9 1314

2023 Tournament Results

Name Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
Phil Morris AFT 96 01/29/2023 Clarks Hill 25 4 0.00 6.72 176
Phil Morris AFT 25 02/26/2023 Hartwell 47 2 0.00 3.13 154
Phil Morris AFT 25 04/02/2023 Clarks Hill 26 3 0.00 4.70 175
Phil Morris AFT 96 04/23/2023 Clarks Hill 13 5 0.00 13.01 188
Phil Morris AFT 96 05/20/2023 Greenwood 27 7 0.00 10.86 348
Phil Morris AFT 1 10/11/2023 Hartwell 246 0 0.00 0.00 225
Phil Morris AFT 96 11/06/2022 Russell 15 5 0.00 6.88 186
Phil Morris AFT 96 12/04/2022 Greenwood 10 2 5.02 6.88 191

 

2023 Results - 2022 Results - 2021 Results - 2020 Standings - 2019 Standings - 2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Phil run?

BassCat Boat

Mercury Outboard

Ford Truck

My Sponsors

No personnel sponsors.

What Phil does for a living:

Retired South Carolina State Trooper


What you should know about Phil:

30 Years with the SC Highway Patrol. Past Director of Division 96 in South Carolina of the Ram American Fishing Tour Trail of American Bass Anglers (2005 - 2018).

Do tournament fishing and take up as much time as possible with my 3 grandchildren.


How Phil started fishing

Always loved fishing. Started tournament fishing in the early 80's with the Bassin Buddies Tournament Trail here in SC.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

Continue tournament fishing as long as I can cast a line. Tournament fishing has created many friendships. Won a boat in 2003 and my goal is to repeat that soon.


Favorite way to fish

Worm and jig fishing is my favorite way. It's just more skill than luck when you get experience in those techniques.


Most exciting fishing experience

Most exciting experience is seeing the joy on a child's face when they catch a nice bass.

2nd most exciting experience was 1993 I drew David Fritts in the RedMan Trail on Lake Wateree. He won with 21+ pounds and I finished 5th with 12+ pounds. I really understood the way to catch'em on a crankbait during David's one on one schooling.


How Phil preps for a tournament

Spend a practice day on the tournament lake a couple days before the tournament.


Three favorite search baits

Buzzbaits, rattle traps & spinnerbaits.


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

October 2003, Columbus Lake Mississippi. Buzzbait and Texas rigged and Cariolina rigged worms. 2-day team event won with 26+ pounds and 1st place was 2 bass boats.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Most challenging is adapting to changes in the weather and light conditions that affect the positioning of 2 pound + bass.


When tournaments don't go my way

During one of those tournament I'll slow down an go to worm fishing. In cold weather a jig and a #5 shad rap. After one of those tournaments I'll soak up what I can at the weigh-in to see what I was missing in my approach.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

My advise is to get as much on the water time as you can and fish with as many different anglers as possible to build your skills.


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

Learn to fish with a baitcaster rod and reel. Practice, practice, practice and practice.



 


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