Who talks the BIGGEST trash talk on the elite tour?
Kelly Jordon! He gets in my head before a tournament begins. I blamed him for my lack of success of Seminole.
On the day the wind didn't blow, did you still catch them on a mcstick?
That was my toughest day! Only one of the bass I weighed I caught on a McStick. The fish were suspending deeper.
Favorite bass lure/technique when you were a kid?
Spinnerbaits. I always had them with me. That led to my current sponsorship with War Eagle Spinnerbaits.
If you could fish with anyone who would it be?
If you were not a professional fisherman... You would be ___________?
If it was my choice, I would still be in the industry somehow. But, I would LOVE a career in baseball if not fishing!
What's your primary factor on how much time to give an area or spot before abandoning? Congrats on the win!
It's internal instincts. I'm borderline on the bad side of spending too much time in an area.
VanDam has complimented & scolded me for milking areas. You've got to go on your gut.
Thanks Mike. Good luck rest of the way!
I really thought that the day with high skies and no wind would flip the whole tournament around. It didn't. Why?
I think it was my knowledge of the lake & what the fish would do in those circumstances. I fished when I could find a breeze, so understanding what the fish would do was to my benefit & turned out to be the best day.
Thank you for spending time with us today, @StratosMike! Good luck with the rest of your season.
I want to thank B.A.S.S. again and all of the fans, sponsors and service crews! And, specifically my sponsors because they have helped me get through my career! I wouldn't be fishing at 46 without them!