If the Bassmaster Classic ever returns to the red river what would your first emotions be?
I would think I gotta go find the winning fish!
How do I start my bass fishing career any tips
Go back to #1 priority: Catch fish and win. That's the best scenario. Then learn how to market and promote yourself.
What steps and how did you become a professional angler? And what was your most memorable tournament?
I started fishing tournaments when I was 14. It took a lot of tournaments to get to where I am.
Winning on the Harris Chain of Lakes is pretty high up there.
What do you think about the YUM baits yum dinger?
I've never fished one, so I don't know.
When are you coming out to South Africa? You have a lot of fans here!
I actually do want to go. I've heard the fishing is incredible. Scheduling is the hard part.
When's the worst time to use braid?
I would say when you're fishing gin-clear water, and the fish are really spooky.
Thanks, Skeet. Follow on ?, so stained water braid almost anytime?
When I'm fishing worms, jigs, or topwaters, I use braid and fluorocarbon leaders.
Are crankbaits the defacto go to bait? Or are they for lazy guys?
Rogue fishing is for lazy guys; crankbaits are great for covering water & locating fish.
Hey Skeet, love your rods, use them all. What things would you most consider when buying your first boat?
Finding a boat that fits your price point. Get the biggest boat you can afford.
Best conditions for crankbait?
My favorite kind is postspawn and when you have a little bit of wind blowing on ledges and offshore structure.
Hey Skeet! If you had the chance would you like to redeem yourself on Lake Jordan?
I thought Lake Jordan was good to me, it was the Alabama River that was a little rough. But I got some redemption!
My buddy has a drop shot question for you. What size spinning reel would you recommend for drop shot (i.e. 2000,4000)
I prefer the smaller reel, so I'd go with 2000 or 2500 spooled with Berkley NanoFil.
Skeet, where did you get the idea from when you designed the havoc wide load?
The Wide Load came from an original design by Benno Heune.
Would you rather throw a Arbogast Jitterbug or Heddon Spook as a top water?
I'd go with the Spook. It's proven that the walking bait is best in most situations.
What is the thinnest line that can be used on a baitcaster?
10-pound is as light as I go.
Hi, Skeet! Congrats on your win at West Point - any plans for your spending your winnings?
The IRS gets a lot of it! (chuckling)
Amen to that... They need to party after all...