Clearmont , FL
Competition Team: ASC
Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Michael run?
Currently run a 2018 Mercury 250 Pro XS 4s powered Silver and Red Triton TR20 Patriot bass boat. With a red matching color themed F-150.
Currently do not have any, but interested and available.
What Michael does for a living:
I'm a retired Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Coast Guard, and currently work for Veterans Health Adminstration
What you should know about Michael:
In addition to fishing, I like to hunt, saltwater fish, and travel.
How Michael started fishing
Started fishing in Ohio on Lake Erie at the age of 10. And started fishing Bass Tournaments as a CO Angler in the B.A.S.S. top 150's in the 90's.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Well I'm a student of the sport, so I would like to learn as much as possible. Hopefully gain employment in the fishing industry.
Favorite way to fish
Sight fishing and I'm a power fisherman, I like to cover as much water as possible. It suits my style of fishing.
Most exciting fishing experience
Winning several Ram Series events. Especially winning twice in a year, 2017.
How Michael preps for a tournament
I pretty much do online research on the type of water, what are the results of recent events on that type of water, talk to other fisherman, pratice myself and after all the info I take about a week getting my tackle ready.
Three favorite search baits
Swimbait, Crankbait and Topwater. Any power bait.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Best tournament finish was on Okeechobee when I won with 18.23 pounds with a 3 fish limit. I caught 3, 6 pounders on the Whoppler Ploppler.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When to make the right decisions to make a lure change or pattern chage.
When tournaments don't go my way
Just fish your strenghts and what works best for you.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Learn as much as you can and never give up.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport