Fayetteville , NC
Competition Team: A
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Eric run?
2011 Ranger 521 Commanche
Yamaha Series 2, 250
2012 Chevrolet Silverado
I have Supporters: JB Custom Rods, Powers Swain Chevolet, Skirmish Baits, Salmo Lures. Bass Pro Shops has been a great supporter to military personnel as well.
What Eric does for a living:
What you should know about Eric:
Actively Support Special Ops Survivors organization for the families of fallen SOF Heroes
Love spending time with Family
Over 24 years of service for our country
How Eric started fishing
I have always loved fishing but mentors from the military introduced me to a bass fishing club (Fayetteville Bassmasters) which has led to more competitive fishing.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Be all I can be myself and support my son in his bass fishing aspirations (which he has- much).
Favorite way to fish
Plastics, slow, and up close. I'm not sure why- just love it.
Most exciting fishing experience
All of the "1st- timers"- my children catching their 1st fish, 1st Bass, etc. Now with my son more involved, it's the 1st time topwater, 1st time on a jig, and so on.
How Eric preps for a tournament
Map study, reports/articles, equipment/bait preparation, weather study, etc.
Three favorite search baits
Spinnerbait, C-Rig, Square bill.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
1st Place Finish and I changed weights to present something different to the fish (plastics bait).
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
Learn from my mistakes, make record of what variables may have chnaged/influenced the endstate, thank God I have the opportunity to fish (freedom).
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Reputation is everything; stay true as a Sportsman (respect)
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Read/study much...practice, practice, practice.