New Castle , DE
Competition Team: A
2021 National Standings
2021 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2021 Tournament Results
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What Truck, Boat and Outboard does James run?
2014 Toyota Tundra
2016 Bass Cat Pantera II
What James does for a living:
26 1/2 years - Delaware Correctional Sergeant (retired)
What you should know about James:
Enjoy deer hunting between fishing seasons.
How James started fishing
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Favorite way to fish
Love grass fishing. Especially in the spring.
Most exciting fishing experience
How James preps for a tournament
I try to pre-fish one or two days for the tourney. Look at tide charts, weather reports and try to adjust to each one and apply what you learned in practice. What worked? What didn't work... most of the time it applies to what is happening for the next few days.
Three favorite search baits
Traps, chatterbaits and a creature bait.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Best one... Upper Chesapeake Bay. 4-22-17
Threw a rattle trap all day around grass ranging from 2 to 7 feet of water with a slow to moderate retrieve letting the lure tick the tops of the grass clumps.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
It's never the exact same. Making adjustments each time out. Keeps you thinking.
When tournaments don't go my way
Learn from my mistakes and try to learn from each event no matter how bad I done.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Write down notes, what was the water temps, lures, month, weather conditions, water depths, tides... it helps out a lot.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport