How would you fish the AL river in June, now that it's back to normal?
I would try to get a good spotted bass bite in the AM with a topwater, then try to flip up a largemouth in the backwater.
How do you stay fit when you're on the road for tournaments?
Well, I'm on the water daylight 'til dark, and I'm burning a lot of calories out there. I try to eat healthy, too.
What type of structure do you most rely on?
I want to be versatile; I try not to get locked on any type of structure. I want to catch them wherever they're at.
Congrats on the Alabama river win its great to see an awesome role model win! Any advice on clear water NIGHT fishing would be appreciated.
Thank you very, very much. I've never done much of that. I caught the snot out of them once on a 1/2oz black single Colorado spinnerbait.
How do you keep your fishing skills sharp w/ long gaps between Elite Series event like now?
I fish a bunch when I'm at home. If I'm not filming, I'm fishing different lakes and trying to figure them out.
What's your strategy for the Mississippi River in Wisconsin?!
Catch more than everybody else! The water level looks similar to when we were there last year, so my strategy is to pay close attention to levels and clarity. I plan to cover more water this year.
Do you have a different mindset or strategy when ALL legal fish count as opposed to just 5?
We've not had a body of water yet where that would happen. It's too early in that format to know.
Do you guys have to get a fishing license for all states you fish or do the organizations have a "blanket" license.
I wished there was a blanket license, but we have to get one for everywhere we fish!
How do you locate big fish on a big deep clear lake like lewis smith lake in north Alabama during the summer?
With my electronics, spend time on the boat & keep the lure in the water until you see fish on the depth-finder.
How many Elite tournaments would you like to see on the schedule in the future? Maybe some in the fall?
I would love to see two Elites per month year-round!
What's your approach regarding sponsorships? Do you just fish and hope they come to you, or do you go after them?
I'm blessed with the position I'm in right now. Earlier in my career, I knocked on every business' door. Take care of your fishing, then once you've had success pursue the sponsorship role.
Who is your best friend on the tour?
When targeting 8-11 pound fish with 20 ft. Crankbaits what type of line should I use?
No matter what, you have to get the bait to the fish, so I'd still use the same line I'd use for 3-5 pounders.
Do you wish they had college fishing when you were in college? Or were your already fishing pro?
I first started fishing the Opens in college, but I would have loved to have it college. It's an awesome deal!
How do you narrow down where to fish when bait is seemingly everywhere on the lake?
I would cover as much water as you can & focus on points, ambush points, fish over rocks, pea gravel, etc.
That was pretty painless! I'd be glad to do it again anytime! Thanks everyone.