Team Name: Team Hook Spit
Partner Name: Chris Evans
Technique Strength: Great at casting
Technique Weakness: Impatient
Favorite Bay or Water: Laguna Madre, Delacroix Parish
Least Favorite Bay or Water: Houma
Favorite Bait: Power bait, ripple mullet , white/chartreuse
Favorite Rod: Hook spit, 7'3 Blackwater. This rod is a beast i have boat flipped 15# redfish with it. It also has a fast tip for great sensitivity.
Favorite Knot: Paloma
Favorite Boat: Haynie magnum, 25'. There is not another boat on the planet that holds up to a haynie custom bay boat. It is an all around fishing machine.
Started Fishing At the Age Of: 4
Started Fishing Tournaments at the Age Of: 28
Do you get nervous before tournaments? Always, its like just before a big game. I get all pumped up and the butterflies start in. But soon as my boat number is called and i hammer down, it goes away.
Largest Slot Redfish caught to date: 9.46lbs
Your most memorable fishing moment: Last year in the Haynie owners tournament when my 6 yr old son at the time hooked into a perfect 28" redfish and it almost pulled him off the bow of the boat because old dad had the drag set to tight lol. But he hung on and won the battle as well as he won 1st place in the youth division.
Your biggest fishing influence: Dean Monroe. He was like a father figure for me growing up. He took me in and hired me as a deck hand and taught me everything about fishing.