Mike Cork Jr
Benton , LA
Competition Team: AF
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Mike run?
2016 Ram Rebel, 2014 Legend, 2014 Mercury 250 Pro XS
Dobyns Rods, Monster Fishing Tackle, Mister Twister
What Mike does for a living:
Ultimate Bass website
What you should know about Mike:
Easy going, love to talk about fishing, love to fish
How Mike started fishing
My father had a rod in my hands when I was 5 years old and took me nearly every weekend.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To enjoy my time on the water. I'm getting to broke and old to make a run for the classic. Nationals is always fun.
Favorite way to fish
Froggin and Punchin
Most exciting fishing experience
Winning my first tournament when I was 14 years old. All my wins are great but they get lost, my first will always be a great memory.
How Mike preps for a tournament
I spend at least an hour in the boat just sitting going over my game plan
Three favorite search baits
Frog, spinnerbait, squarebill
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
I've won a lot of tournaments. Best national AOY was thrid and I fished a variety of ways to catch my biggest five.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Staying focused and not spinning out. I used to get wrapped up and if I didn't have a limit in the first hour, I thought I lost.
When tournaments don't go my way
Sit back, take a deap breath, think and learn something
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
It takes work, time on the water, and never try to force feed a bass what you want to catch them on.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport