Seems like some guys fish a "spot" during a tournament, why don't they "dry" up what keeps the fish coming back?
When you have a location like that, there's a reason the spot's so good, whether it's current or a ledge. Just like deer hunting, there are certain spots that are always good, so that keeps them from drying up.
I'm gonna have to plant me a fish food plot! Thank you and best of luck the rest of the season.
On behalf of my friend @vtbasser favorite color and cats/dogs?
Favorite color is blue, and definitely dogs!
At what age did you start competing as an angler?
I fished my first tournament in the 7th grade out of a one man kick boat where I propelled it with my feet.
Gr8 to see you at the top AOY. Finish Strong
Thank you very much.
What family & youth organizations do you support?
We try to support all we can throughout the year! American Cancer Society, American Leukemia Society, Harbor Church
How confident were you in Montgomery that you had the win? Did you consider going up to the dam?
I practiced up there & I didn't feel like the water would stay high enough. Before I went on stage, I wasn't real confident, I didn't think I had enough.
What's your favorite bait you use from a non-sponsor company?
It would have to be any number of swimbaits.
With regards to the earlier question regarding rods; if you only had 3 rods what line setup would you go with?
I'd have one with 50-pound braid, one with 12-pound fluorocarbon and one with 17-pound fluorocarbon.
You sir, ARE THE MAN! many thx!
What's your go to bait when the bite gets tough?
I have a lot of confidence when I have a crankbait in my hand. I really like the new @MegaBassUSA Knuckle 60.
The Mrs. shared that "Stanley" was released in your pond? Was he marked? Any distinguishing features? Caught him?
Yes, I'd recognize him. He has a little black spot on his tail. I have never caught him!
In about how many feet of water do bass spawn mostly?
They're going to spawn right at the break of visibility.
So if you can see 2 feet, they'll spawn between 1 1/2 and 2 1/2 feet.
Love Major League Fishing. Congrats on the win. When is the next MLF and what do you think of that format?
It's different & I like that all fish are released immediately when caught. Not sure when I'll fish the next MLF.
Great Job on the AL River E2
Thank you very much! I sure was excited to win it!
Another quick one..How do you know you aren't fishing over fish and how do you relocate them so fast from day to day?
We're always fishing over fish. There are way more fish in the water than we realize.
I try not to get stuck in a rut. I'll try a different retrieve or depth until I figure out where they are.
Do most pros use some breaking on baitcasters or leave it off as far as you know?
Most pros are going to have some breaking. You have to to be able to throw it into the wind.
When fishing 80 degree water temperature..fish shallow or deep? (south texas heat) lol
As summer progresses, the thermocline gets shallower, so in Aug. I'll catch fish really shallow...that's where the most oxygen is. The end of May or April, the fish are as deep as they'll be all year long.