Ron Perry

Gallatin , TN

Competition Team: ASC

Member Since:
March 2012

 

National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points

Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points

Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points

Tournament Results

Name Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts

 

2023 Results - 2022 Results - 2021 Results - 2020 Standings - 2019 Standings - 2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Ron run?

I run a Triton Trx 21 Elite with a Mercury 250 Pro XS. 

My Sponsors

Triton Boats, TH Marine. 

What Ron does for a living:

I'm a foreman for an electrical contractor in the Nashville area and I'm a member of the IBEW.


What you should know about Ron:

I try to be a good person. I try to be respectful to others. I try to help others when I can.


How Ron started fishing

I started out fishing in Mr. Stamps pond when I was probably 5 yrs old. My brother and I would catch blue gills and Large mouth. I always went fishing when I could. I eventually bought my first boat in my 20's and started fishing tournament locally. 


Aspirations or goals with fishing

I plan to continue fishing tournaments on a local level and getting better as long as I'm healthy. My goal is to fish the conditions better each time I'm on the water and to promote this sport to others that I may meet along the way. Winning the Bass Master Classic is at the top of my bucket list. 


Favorite way to fish

My favorite way to fish is top water of any kind. I truly enjoy working the lures around visible cover and getting those explosive strikes. My go to bait is always a 1/2 oz. jig though.


Most exciting fishing experience

One of my most memorable experiences happened one night on Old Hickory lake with a buzz bait. It was one of those nights when everything just felt right. The bass had just moved shallow to spawn and they were trying to kill anything that was in their area. That night it just happened to be my buzz bait.


How Ron preps for a tournament

I looked at the seasonal stuff first, then study a paper map looking for potential areas that might be productive. I spend as much time on the water as possible. 


Three favorite search baits

Jig, spinner bait, buzz bait.


Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.

I've won a few but the one that came at the right time for me was as a Co-angler in a super tournament on Old Hickory lake about 2004. It was an October tournament and very difficult conditions. The first day we were flipping. The boater had just enough success to continue running that pattern. I stayed patient knowing that I would get my chances if I stayed focused. I caught one fish that weighted 2.37 lbs. Day two was very tough again so I just stayed focused and with 30 minutes left before weight in I made a flip to a shadow of a log and the hook set was me just holding on to a 6.03 largemouth. I won with 8.40 and my first win.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Over coming the mental side is the most difficult for me. With all these voices in my head, I have to figure out which one to listen to. No but really, I've found that staying focused and making decisions based on your experience and the conditions are what make the difference most of the time.


When tournaments don't go my way

Everyday is a new day. You have to roll with the punches and keep your head up. They aren't all gonna be wins and the tough tournaments are the ones you learn the most from.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Start at the level you can afford, spend as much time fishing and learning about fishing as you can. Learn to manage your time and stay focused on your goals.


Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport

Read the Bass Master magazine cover to cover every month until until every year it's all things you know how to do. Spend time out fishing. Fish as a co-angler and ask a bunch of questions. 



 


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