Byron , GA
Competition Team: AF
2023 National Standings
2023 Division Point Standings
2023 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2023 Tournament Results
|Henry L. Starks||AFT||74||09/24/2022||Blackshear||7||0||0.00||0.00||100|
|Henry L. Starks||AFT||74||10/08/2022||Blackshear||7||2||2.32||3.55||186|
|Henry L. Starks||AFT||74||11/12/2022||Blackshear||9||1||3.14||3.14||186|
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Henry run?
2010 TRITON 19XS Mercury PRO XS 225 Chevy 1500HD
What Henry does for a living:
Retired Air Force/ Technical Order Publications Specialist
What you should know about Henry:
If you ask a question, expect nothing less than the truth
How Henry started fishing
I joined MBAA while station at Moody AFB in South Georgia. After a few years as a member, I became the director. A few years later, I was reassigned to Elmendorf AFB Alaska, where I fished for salmon, rainbow trout, steelhead, grayling and halibut. Upon my return I met Dave Fox ( a great friend) who was holding a membership drive at the Mall in Centerville Ga. To my suprize, MBAA had a new name, American Bass Anglers. I fished my first two ABA Tournaments with Dave and District 72 on Lake Sinclair, in Milledgeville Ga, finishing in 2nd place and big fish on Sat. and 1st place on Sun. What a way to to start! D-72 will always be my home...
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Become angler of the year and win the nationals
Favorite way to fish
Top Water/Spinner Baits/Crank baits
Most exciting fishing experience
Fishing for Halibut and Salmon while stationed in Alaska
How Henry preps for a tournament
Looking over lake maps prior to practice trying to eliminate bad areas, checking all my equipment for the road trip and the lake
Three favorite search baits
Buzz bait, Rattle Trap, spinnerbait
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
First place in a two-day, I fished my favorite baits all day because of weather conditions and it paid off
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Finding fish, then figuring out how to catch them
When tournaments don't go my way
Remember what i did and try not to do the same thing next time....If you keep doing the same think you should expect the same result!
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Patience is a virtue, Never give up!
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Learn to fish a worm first, the rest will come, most of all remember that a fish doesn't have hands....