He's earned more than $700,000 since fishing his first BASS event in 1991, and his accomplishments include a Bassmaster Top 150 win and 41 Top 20 finishes.
The weather is always a variable in the equation of fishing, and never more so than at the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel.
In this photo gallery, you'll find weigh-in images from Day One of the 2009 Elite Series Battle on the Border on Lake Amistad, near Del Rio, Texas.
Many of the pros, sitting atop bags much bigger than anticipated, targeted the bass holed up the large grass mats.
In this photo gallery you will see images of the 2008 southern open #3 on Lake Guntersville in Alabama. It is the first day launch.
The 2007 Empire Chase Elite Series tournament was held on Lake Erie and the Niagara River in Buffalo, New York.
The end of Day One of the 2008 Bluegrass Brawl, conversations with the pros.
The weather held the trump card in the opening round of the Evan Williams Bourbon Dixie Duel on Alabama's Lake Wheeler, though anglers were hopeful that they could dodge the thunderstorms predicted for Thursday evening.
In this photo gallery, you'll find behind-the-scenes images from Day One of the 2008 Elite Series Empire Chase on Lake Erie/Niagara River Tributaries, near Buffalo, New York.
BASS rules place stiff penalties for any angler who comes in late for his appointed weigh-in time. Stiff, as in a one-pound penalty for every minute past the deadline.