Heartland , TX
Competition Team: ASC
Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Jason run?
Legend, Mercury, and run a Ford Expedition
What Jason does for a living:
Program Chair - Marketing
What you should know about Jason:
It takes more than a Phd or Doctorate to consistently catch your limit. Unfortunately, I don't have a fishing degree.
How Jason started fishing
Started out when I was 14 years old and fished with my dad
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Win an Open or Costa level event - actually gain a reputation for being a 'salty' angler where ever I fish
Favorite way to fish
Flippin' or Pitchin' because you are right on top of them!
Most exciting fishing experience
Fishing on Lake Mead, Nevada with 6' swells and lived to talk about it
How Jason preps for a tournament
Look at water clarity and all available maps
Three favorite search baits
Xcite XB-1 squarebill, Finch Nasty Chatterbait, & Spinnerbait
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
1st on Texas BASS Nation Lake o' the Pines with 24+ lbs fishing Texas rigs off clumpy patches of grass up the river
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Locating five 4 to 5 lb. keepers
When tournaments don't go my way
Chalk it up as a learning experience and move onto the next one
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Learn from your peers and try to duplicate your own patterns and avoid fishing the holes of other anglers
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Learn how to read your topo maps and then study your electronics to find key areas of what some call sweet spots. Bank fishing will get you a small limit, but it takes sweet spots to win or get into the money.