Wichita Falls , TX
Competition Team: LA
Member Since: 2012-09-04
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Olivia run?
I have a 2001 Ranger R93VS with a 2016 Mercury 200 ProXS pulled by a 2017 Dodge RAM Limited.
What Olivia does for a living:
What you should know about Olivia:
How Olivia started fishing
As a little girl I would spend the summers with my grandmother who loved to fish. She would drive down dirt roads to find ponds or pull over when she saw a good spot. She always had a cane pole in the trunk. It was with her that I learned to sit and have patience while fishing. It was the first chase of the big the one that got me hooked as a child though. We would sit for hours waiting on the big one to bite. It was the thrill of hooking and angling that made my heart race. Since then I have fished the cold waters of WI and MN for Pike and Muskie, to the Gulf of Mexico for Saltwater angling. A fellow co-worker convinced me about 4 years to join the ABA and fish a tournament as a co-angler. I was relunctant because I loved the peacefulness of fishing and wasn't sure I would enjoy the competitiveness of it. It took weighing in on my second tournament that hooked me and have fished tournaments ever since. I was a co-angler up until this last year when I bought my own boat and now compete as a boater. I enjoy the thrill, the knowledge I gain from other anglers, and knowing I am supporting a sport that gives back to our environment.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
I aspire to be a better angler. To watch and learn from others as well as introducing more individuals into tournament fishing.
Favorite way to fish
My favorite way to fish is finesse. I learned to be patient with finesse fishing while living in CA. It reminds me to slow down and get in tune with the fish and how I am working the bait. It slows me down on those tough days.
Most exciting fishing experience
How Olivia preps for a tournament
Three favorite search baits
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport