takes me back to my roots. I tell people it’s how I learned to bass fish at a young age. I loved wading the ozark streams like Piney, Kings, Illinois Bayou, Crooked Creek and others as a high school and college angler. Small streams can offer the best of all worlds. You can learn how bass relate to current, fish the deeper pools like small ponds and lakes and stay cool on a hot summer day. I would downsize my baits to match the local forage and day in and day out a tube on a jighead was hard to beat for smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass alike.
Whether you’re a competitive sports fisher or just want to spend a fun afternoon with your family on the lake, bass fishing is a difficult pastime if you aren’t properly equipped. Nature is unpredictable but if you understand the habits of bass and the conditions that you are fishing, you can employ the most effective techniques and equipment for landing a spectacular catch.
|Top 10 Finishes (Wins)*||52 (6) As of 8/20/2012|
|Career Earnings*||$1.84 million As of 8/20/2012|
|Current World Rank||83|
|Current Bassmaster Standing||67 (474 points)|
|Best Finish in 2016||8 - Mississippi River, 9/8/2016|
|Best Finish in 2015||6 - St. Lawrence River, 7/30/2015|
|Last 3 Finishes||
8 - Mississippi River, 9/8/2016
16 - Potomac River, 8/11/2016
80 - Cayuga Lake, 6/23/2016
|Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won)||15 (1) As of 8/20/2012|
|FLW Championships Fished (Won)||3 (0) As of 8/20/2012|
|Titles/Honors||BASS Angler of the Year (2001, 1998, 1995), Bassmaster Classic (1995)|
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