Clifferd Chavez

Clayton , NC

Competition Team: N

Member Since: 2014-08-01

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 154 6 28 37.84 2364

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 15 14 2 12 15.38 550
AFT 14 23 2 6 7.72 368
AFT 17 47 1 2 4.69 186
AFT 1 149 1 8 10.05 1260

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
N 19 1998
4 366
N 14 2364

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 14 03/31/2018 Lake Norman 21 3 0.00 3.65 180
AFT 14 04/28/2018 High Rock 5 3 1.71 4.07 188
AFT 15 07/14/2018 Neuse/Trent River 7 4 0.00 4.54 184
AFT 17 07/21/2018 Chowan 7 2 3.38 4.69 186
AFT 15 07/28/2018 Tar/Pamlico River 7 8 1.86 10.84 366
AFT 1 10/24/2018 Lake Hartwell 149 8 0.00 10.05 1260

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Clifferd run?

2015 Z9, 250 MERCURY OPTIMAX, DODGE RAM 1500

My Sponsors

I HAVE NO SPONSORS BUT WANT TO SEND A SHOUT OUT TO COLLINS MARINE WHO PUT ON THE BASH FOR CASH SERIES.  IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS TOURNAMENT THEY HAVE CREATED A YOUTH PROGRAM SECOND TO NONE.  THESE TOURNAMENTS ARE FREE FOR THE KIDS AND JEFF NARRON AND HIS CREW DO A GREAT JOB GIVING THEM A LEG UP.

What Clifferd does for a living:

I OWN AMERICANBARNBUILDERSNC.COM

WE BUILD ANY TYPE OF OUTDOOR STRUCTURES WITHIN 100 MILES OF THE RALEIGH AREA.


What you should know about Clifferd:

BEEN MARRIED TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS.  I HAVE TWO BOYS ADAM, AND CHRISTIAN.  CHRIS SHARES MY LOVE OF FISHING AND IS THE 2014 STATE HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPION AND FISHED IN THE INAUGURAL B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP AT KENTUCKY LAKE.  CHRIS FISHES FOR AND IS STUDYING ENGINEERING AT WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY.  ADAM IS A GRADUATE OF WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY AND IS A PROJECT MANAGER FOR A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY IN THE RALEIGH AREA.  

 

I AM A NAVY CHIEF THROUGH AND THROUGH.  IT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO ME NOT WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU.


How Clifferd started fishing

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN FISHING NO MATTER WHERE WE WERE STATIONED OR WHERE WE LIVED.  AFTER MOVING TO NC IN 2005 I FOUND BASS FISHING WAS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TIME WITH MY YOUNGEST SON AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR TIME SPENT AWAY. CHRIS BEGAN FISHING TOURNAMENTS ON HIS HIGH SCHOOL BASS TEAM WHERE I BECAME A BOAT CAPTAIN.  AT THIS POINT I HAVE ONLY FISHED IN ABOUT 10 TOURNAMENTS BUT HAVE BEEN A HIGH SCHOOL BOAT CAPTAIN FOR MANY MORE THAN THAT.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

I AM NOT HALF THE FISHERMAN I WANT TO BE.  I ENJOY FISHING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS MORE THAN ANY TOURNAMENT SO IT IS JUST A HOBBY FOR ME.  I FISH THE ABA SO I CAN BE AROUND MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS REGARDLESS OF THEIR SERVICE AFFILIATION.


Favorite way to fish

I PREFER SITTING DOWN.


Most exciting fishing experience

I WAS A BOAT CAPTAIN FOR THE INAUGURAL B.A.S.S. HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT IN WHICH MY SON AND HIS PARTNER (ETHAN HOWARD) WERE FISHING OUT OF PARIS LANDING ON KENTUCKY LAKE.  ON THE SECOND DAY WE TOOK OFF AND WENT TO THE BRIDGE NEARYBY.  I CUT THE ENGINE AND THE BOYS JUMPED UP, BOTH ON THE FRONT DECK.  CHRIS THROWS TO THE LEFT AND HIS PARTNER THROWS TO HIS RIGHT.  HIS PARTNER YELLS "FISH ON" AND AS HE FINISHED THAT SENTENCE CHRIS YELLS "FISH ON AND HE IS BIG".  MY SONS PARTNER CRANKS HIS TWO POUND FISH ON TOP OF THE WATER AND SKIPS IT FROM 3O FEET OUT SWINGING IT INTO THE BOAT IN ABOUT 1 SECOND.  HE GRABS THE NET AND NETS CHRIS' HAWG. IT WAS AN AMAZING THING TO WATCH.  THEY HAD 2 FISH IN THE FIRST MINUTE ON THE WATER. IT IS SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET.

I RECOMMEND BEING A BOAT CAPTAIN FOR ONE OF THESE EVENTS IF YOU GET A CHANCE.


How Clifferd preps for a tournament

I TRY TO FIND INFO ON THE WEB.  I HIGHLIGHT THEN TRANSFER INFORMATION IN ANY MAGAZINE THAT MAY BE USEFUL INTO MY COMPUTER FOR DIFFERENT LAKES.  I PUT WHAT I THINK WILL CATCH FISH ON MY POLES AND TRANSFER POTENTIAL LURES INTO ONE PLANO BOX SO I DO NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH ALL MY LURES. I ALSO CALL FRIENDS WHO I KNOW HAVE BEEN SUCCESFUL ON A PARTICULAR LAKE.


Three favorite search baits

SPINNERSBAIT. SPINNERBAIT. SPINNERBAIT.


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

I HAVE WON A FEW TOURNAMENTS ON FALLS LAKE.  I USUALLY HAVE SOMEONE IN THE BOAT WHO CAN CATCH 4 AND THEY ONLY RELY ON ME TO CATCH ONE.  I AM PRETTY GOOD AT THAT REGARDLESS OF WHEN OR WHERE I FISH.  I USUALLY GO BIG AND USE LARGE BAITS.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

GETTING THAT FIRST FISH IN THE BOAT.  I USUALLY RELAX AFTER THAT.  MAYBE THAT IS WHY I ONLY CATCH ONE.  RECALCULATING.


When tournaments don't go my way

I DO NOT HAVE GREAT EXPECTATIONS.  I AM FISHING PLACES THAT I AM NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH THIS YEAR. SO I KNOW MY HIGHEST FINISH HAS PROBABLY ALREADY HAPPENED.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

START OFF SMALL.  THERE ARE MANY SMALL WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS HAPPENING JUST ASK THE GUYS YOU SEE AT THE LAKE.


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

SMALLER BAITS CATCH MORE FISH. THEY ARE NOT ALWAYS THE SIZE YOU WANT BUT THOSE SMALL SPINNER BAITS YOU USED AS A KID STILL CATCH FISH.  MY SON HAS CAUGHT HAWGS ON THEM EVEN TO THIS DAY.



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