Leesburg , GA
Competition Team: ASC
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Jimmie run?
1999 Champion 187
mercury pro xs 175
Dobyns, Bruiser Baits, Bass Addition Lures, Accu Cull grips and scales P-Line.
What Jimmie does for a living:
LBI inventory at local Harvey's
will retire to fishing after Dec 2016
What you should know about Jimmie:
Have tournament fished over 45 years
2 local classic wins
How Jimmie started fishing
Brought up fishing started a club at 16 to compete
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To be the best I can and continue to compete
Favorite way to fish
Worm. Top baits and cranking big baits
Most exciting fishing experience
Caught Lake Blackshear's biggest tournament weight to date. Caught April 1 2010. 28.80lbs
How Jimmie preps for a tournament
Study weather and past tournaments same time of year and looking at my mapping on my units
Three favorite search baits
Popping frog and worm
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
April 1 2010 28.80 lbs caught fish on spinner bait floating worm and trick worms. On the back side of a shad spawn after a tornado had blow a lot of trash in the lake including a could of docks that colapased.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Cold muddy water
When tournaments don't go my way
I try to figure out what I might could have done different because you have to learn from each experience on the lake
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Learn to use your electronics and learn to not only how to catch fish using different techniques and how to locat your on fish. Any one can catch then the trick is to find them.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
The best thing is to use different baits learn what they do. I use to try baits in a pool to see exactly what they do. Good example was learning what a sinko does skip one in a pool and what how it reacts.