Lee Means

Madison , AL

Competition Team: ASC

Member Since: 2014-11-15

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 1935 2 0 0.00 100

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 88 39 1 0 0.00 50
AFT 29 47 1 0 0.00 50

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
ASC 1443 100
ASC 1469 100

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 88 01/20/2018 Neely henry #### 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 29 01/27/2018 Guntersville 12 0 0.00 0.00 50

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Lee run?

Nitro Z9, Mercury 250 Pro XS, Toyota Tundra

My Sponsors

  • www.basspro.com
  • www.cabelas.com
  • www.nitro.com
  • www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/
  • www.riotbaits.com
  • www.costadelmar.com
  • www.fitzgeraldrods.com
  • www.gammafishing.com
  • www.buffusa.com

What Lee does for a living:

Tracker Marine Boat Sales Consultant


What you should know about Lee:

I've been working in the Outdoor Specialty Industry since 1999, and sold rock climbing equipment for 17 years. I went to Auburn University; when my father passed away my junior year I began my career as a manufacturer's sales rep. In 2018 I began working at Cabela's as a Boat Sales Consultant for Tracker Marine Group/White River Marine.


How Lee started fishing

In September of 2010 while living in Chattanooga,TN I almost died from a rare heart virus, and was fitted with a pacemaker/defibrilator. I'm incredibly blessed to still be alive thanks to the folks at Vanderbilt Hostpital. Rehibillitation took just over 2 years, and rock climbing was no longer my primary hobby. Christmas of 2012 I received an Omega Zebco reel, St.Croix rod, and a flambeau tackle box from Melissa's parents. I started fishing from the banks of lakes Nickajack and Chickamauga. In 2013 I moved to Huntsville, AL to be with my college sweetheart. The desire to better understand fishing and to push myself competitively lead me to asking a gentleman at The Boat House in Athens, AL about possible north Alabama bass clubs--he handed me a brochure and told me about the ABA--that guy was Morris Sheehan...


Aspirations or goals with fishing

At first I really wanted to win tournaments. Now that I've done that I'd like to become a more consistent angler. Alabama North Division 29 is my "home" division, but I travel and compete at several different lakes throughout the region. I'd like to be able to "figure 'em out"  and "catch 'em" at whatever lake I fish.


Favorite way to fish

With a rod and reel. I'm just not very good at catching them by hand! ;-)


Most exciting fishing experience

I have a lot of awesome memories, but in keeping with the ABA theme, one that sticks out is a tournament on Lake Mitchell in Alabama. It's home to where I fished my very first tournament. However, this particualr tournament was during the spawn. I practiced the day before and marked quite a few fish on bed. That night a huge thunderstorm rolled in and washed out all of the water I was going to fish turning it the color of chocolate milk. I was completely lost at what I was going to do. I threw a Riot Baits Stick wacky rigged along some rock and ran into ole Mr. Coosa Spotted Bass! Not only did I catch my very first tournament limit that day, but I also culled for the first time.


How Lee preps for a tournament

I no longer eat spicy foods the night before a tournament! ;-)


Three favorite search baits

square-bill, spinner bait, and a jig--I was once told, "If they aint bitin' a jig, they aint bitin'!"


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

In 2017 during a tournament on Lake Guntersville I only weighed 3 fish. I was just happy I didn't zero. Because there were 2 other tournaments going on out of the same ramp I rushed to get my boat loaded up and head home to lick my wounds. Our Tournament Director Mike Garlen texted me about 30 minutes later and said, "Do you want your money...you won!" I couldn't believe it!? The ole adage, "someone's always got it worse" rang true that day.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

For me, it's adjusting and making changes or moves when the fish are not cooperating or doing what I think they should be doing that day.


When tournaments don't go my way

My home division is a tough disvision to compete in--I have a tremendous amount of respect for AFT Divison 29 anglers. Lake Guntersville can be a very humbling lake to fish. It is not all 30lb bag days like a lot of people imagine. I just try to shake off tournaments that don't t go my way, count my blesings, and look forward to the next derby. "Everyday above ground is a good day."


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

I'm proud to say that I have personally invited and gotten quite a few folks to sign up and join the ABA. I believe for us "weekend anglers" this is one of the most accomodating tournament trails available. If you want to compete in bass derbies, then there is probably a Ram Open or AFT close by.


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

I hear that's what the internet is for ;-)



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