Navarre , FL
Competition Team: AF
2022 National Standings
2022 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2022 Tournament Results
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||2||02/05/2022||Jordan||5||1||2.47||2.47||246|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||8||02/12/2022||Lanier||17||1||2.13||2.13||234|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||8||03/19/2022||Seminole||14||0||0.00||0.00||50|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||2||04/23/2022||Lay Lake||4||2||5.72||7.12||247|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||2||05/21/2022||Mitchell||11||3||0.00||3.88||240|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||8||06/18/2022||Oconee||7||1||1.80||1.80||244|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||2||06/25/2022||Logan Martin||13||1||1.04||1.04||238|
|Michael D. Taylor||OS||103||09/24/2022||Eufaula||16||1||2.45||2.45||470|
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Michael run?
What Michael does for a living:
United States Air Force (Retired)
What you should know about Michael:
Was a USAF weapons loader for 25 years and worked on F-16s, F-15Es, A-10s, B-2s and F-22's.
How Michael started fishing
Started Tournament Fishing with the Whiteman Bassmasters club when stationed at Whiteman AFB, MO.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Just love being on the water and learning. If I can win enough in one tournament to pay for the next one that is a bonus.
Favorite way to fish
Crankbait fishing. I like to fish fast and cover water.
Most exciting fishing experience
Hooking a 20 pound Muskie in the closing minutes of a bass tournament on Pomme De Terre Lake in Missouri. Didn't help win the tournament but it was exciting.
How Michael preps for a tournament
Lots of internet research on maps and fishing reports.
Three favorite search baits
Crankbaits, Swim Jigs, Chatterbaits
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Won a club tournament from the backseat by pitching and flipping jigs and Senko's into flooded buckbrush.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Since I am typically a co-angler, the hardest part is deciding what rods to leave behind.
When tournaments don't go my way
Just put my head down and fish something I am confident with.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport