Anderson , SC
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2003-03-04
Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Randy run?
SKEETER; YAMAHA; CHEVY SURBURBAN
LAKE HARTWELL FISHING AND MARINE; SHIMANO REELS; SPRO; BIG BITE BAITS; GAMAKATSU;
E&L JIGS ; SUNLINE ( WITH OUT A DOUBT, THE BEST FISHING LINE ON THE MARKET)
SEARCHING FOR MANY MANY MORE!!!!!!!
What Randy does for a living:
MANAGER OF LAKE HARTWELL FISHING AND MARINE
What you should know about Randy:
I AM 51 YEARS OLD AND HAVE BEEN TOURNAMENT FISHING FOR 34 YEARS AND STILL HAVE THE DREAM; TO MAKE IT TO THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.
How Randy started fishing
I WAS BORN AND RAISED ON THE SALUDA RIVER IN PIEDMONT SC, I FISHED EVERY DAY THAT I COULD AND ANY WHERE THAT I COULD RIDE MY BICYCLE, I STRAPPED MY POLES AND TACKLE TO MY BIKE AND WAS ON MY WAY, EVERY CHANCE I GOT. MY FIRST TOURNAMENT WAS ON LAKE HARTWELL WHEN I WAS 17 YEARS OLD AND ,,,, DID NOT CATCH A KEEPER FISH.. BUT THE NEXT YEAR WAS A DIFFERENT STORY THINGS CHANGED DRASTICALLY !!!!! IVE BEEN HUKED SINCE !!!!!!!!!
Aspirations or goals with fishing
I WANT TO ALWAYS MAKE A STATEMENT AT EVERY TOURNAMENT AND WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A SHOT AT FISHING AT LEAST ONE YEAR ON THE TOUR LEVEL!!
Favorite way to fish
SHALLOW; FAST; AND COVERING WATER
Most exciting fishing experience
IN 1998 ME AND MY FISHING PARTNER; ( EFF KNIGHT) WON A BOAT FISHING OUR FIRST TOURNAMENT IN THE JERRY RYANS FISHERMANS BASS CIRCUIT !!!!!!!!
How Randy preps for a tournament
I TRY TO COMPETE EVERY WEEKEND SO THAT I CAN FOCUS ON ONE TOURNAMENT AT A TIME AND WHEN THAT TOURNAMENT IS OVER MOVE ONTO THE NEXT
Three favorite search baits
JIG; FLUKE; BUZZ BAIT
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
ME AND MY PARTNER SCOTT IN 2014 WINNING A SKEETER BOAT ON LAKE NORMAN IN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 225 BOATS CATCHING 6 TOTAL FISH ON DAY ONE AND ONLY 5 ON DAY TWO
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
WORKING AT A TACKLE STORE....IGNORING DOCK TALK AND GOING TO EVERY TOURNAMENT FISHING MY STRENGTH
When tournaments don't go my way
I RELIVE MY MISTAKES OVER AND OVER BUT TRY TO LEARN FROM THEM AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT TOURNAMENT
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
FIND YOUR CONFIDENCE IN WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN AND BUILD ON IT
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
START AS A CO-ANGLER AND FISH WITH AS MANY BOATERS AS YOU CAN TO LEARN , THERE ARE LOTS OF STYLES AND TECHNIQUES