Vernon , CT
Competition Team: ASC
2023 National Standings
2023 Division Point Standings
2023 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2023 Tournament Results
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||04/29/2023||Candlewood||18||1||0.00||1.66||183|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||05/06/2023||Zoar||18||0||0.00||0.00||100|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||05/20/2023||Mansfield Hollow||3||5||3.08||10.01||190|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||06/03/2023||Congamond||3||5||2.38||10.10||193|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||06/24/2023||Lillinonah||6||5||0.00||8.63||186|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||07/08/2023||Connecticut River||1||4||0.00||6.29||189|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||07/22/2023||Candlewood||12||2||5.59||8.12||185|
|Gary W. McClarran||AFT||6||08/12/2023||Candlewood/Lillinonah||12||2||0.00||3.06||368|
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Gary run?
2014 Triton 19XS with a Mercury 150 XS. This was the last A.B.A draw boat given at the National Championship at Clarks Hill in 2013 and I was the lucky one. I have A 2013 GMC Silverado for towing it.
What Gary does for a living:
I am retired after being in the Trucking Industry for 41 years.
What you should know about Gary:
How Gary started fishing
As a kid I use to do yard work for my neighbor and when he found out my parents gave my a fishing rod and reel and a few baits in a small tackle box for my birthday, he started to take me with him when he went. He liked fly fishing be was also in fishing for bass . We fished many of the rivers and reservoirs in RI.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Favorite way to fish
I like to fish slow, I'm not one of those that likes to run make 3 or 4 casts then move if nothing happens. I stay in area for 45 mins and fish it 10 different ways, if a get one even a short it will extend my time in the area. I some times drive the non boaters crazy.
Most exciting fishing experience
How Gary preps for a tournament
I might pre fish the waters. I set with my normal search baits, make sure the rest of my rod are set up , reline any reels that need it then and just adjust to the conditions on the water.
Three favorite search baits
A top water, a senko, jig
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
My best Torunament was with a local club out of Mass. (the BAEA) Bass Anglers Education Alliance. We were have a night tourny on Highland lake in Winsted CT. in 2008. We started at midnite and it was a slow night but my non-boater and I both had limits but only about 5-6 lbs. We were fishing a flat near a chanel when my line just started moving so I set the hook and its started the battle , I fought for at least 10 min before I get it so my non-boater could net it. When he got it in the boat and got a light on it we both just sat there with our mouths wide open , its was the biggest bass we'd ever seen, it weighted in at 6.71 lbs. That is still my PB. I came in 1st that day. I had other great days but that one is the top of the list.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
I say oh well, and start looking forward to the next one.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport