Pat Leach

The Colony , TX

Competition Team: AF

Member Since: 2001-10-13

 

National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points

Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points

Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points

Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Pat run?

1992 Procraft Pro 180

2016 Mercury 150 4 Stroke

2005 Ford Explorer

My Sponsors

No official sponsors. But I do promote

Bow to Stern Products

What Pat does for a living:

Work for the American Red Cross Blood Services


What you should know about Pat:

Along with fishing, I enjoy hunting, reloading, casting lead bullets, target shooting, pouring soft plastic baits, and making my own spinnerbaits. Being outdoors is what life is about. Remember your job is just a means to an end and that end is being outdoors.   


How Pat started fishing

Dad took me fishing and got me interested. When I moved to Texas I started tournament fishing as a way to meet other anglers and got hooked from there.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

To be competitive, always fish to win


Favorite way to fish

Power fishing, Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, etc. I get bored fishing slow


Most exciting fishing experience

It would have to be the 1989 MBAA Nationals tournament. After a slow start and being 110 place after Day 1, I finished 2nd place. So far this is the highlight of my tournament career


How Pat preps for a tournament

Pre-fishing trips

Map study

Internet searches for tournament results


Three favorite search baits

Crankbaits

Spinnerbaits

Chatterbaits


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

My best finish was 2nd at MBAA Nationals in 1989 on Lake Livingston. I was fishing a small backwater area on the last 2 days with a Manns -1 crankbait. I weighed in over 25 lbs total for those 2 days. I also placed 2nd on the Air Force team that year as well. 


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Adjusting to the changing conditions. 


When tournaments don't go my way

Look back at the decisions I made and try and learn from them. I don't get down because of a bad tournament because it is fishing and nothing is guaranteed. I don't believe that luck plays a role it is all in preparation and execution. 


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Fish to your strengths and don't get caught up in the dock talk. 


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


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