Woodruff , SC
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2015-11-23
2018 National Standings
2018 Division Point Standings
2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2018 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does David run?
Chevrolet Silverado 1500.....Ranger 198VX.....Mercury 200 Pro XS
What David does for a living:
Management in the auto industry.
What you should know about David:
How David started fishing
My Mom and Dad started me off fishing when I was very young. My brother and I fished striper tournaments with him through the years. My brother and I also teamed up and fished local bass tournements growing up. Fishing has been a passion of mine ever since.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To become a better angler, promote catch and release, help someone become involved in fishing. Help boat captain local high school anglers and teach them good sportsmanship, integrity, hard work, and a positive attitude.
Favorite way to fish
My favorite way to fish is throwing a top water lure. I love to see a fish explode on a surface bait.
Most exciting fishing experience
Fishing with my dad and brother growing up. Their were so many great family time experiences it is hard to pick just one. Those family time moments created a strong bond with our family and led to meeting a lot of great friends.
How David preps for a tournament
I like to study the body of water I'm going to fish on Google maps and pick out areas I would like to try, then use my Garmin depthfinder to really analyse the areas and fish them to see if they are productive.
Three favorite search baits
Spinnerbait, Top Water, Texas rigged worm.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Knowing that patterns you caught fish on one day may be totally different the next, recognizing that and making a change..... Sometimes you have to settle down and get back to basics.
When tournaments don't go my way
Keep a positive attitude, don't get discouraged. Learn from your mistakes and move on, Don't sweat the small stuff!
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Fish as much as you can.
Fish from the back of the boat as a co-angler. You can learn alot this way.
Stay confident, keep a good attitude, Don't let it consume you to the point it's no longer fun.
Learn to be versatile, become good at using different fishing techniques but fish your strengths and what you have confidence in doing.
Use your depthfinder to find overlooked spots by other anglers.
Keep notes of every fishing trip.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Wacky rig. For this technique I use a 6 1/2 ft medium heavy Abu Garcia Veritas 2.0 rod and a Abu Garcia Revo S reel spooled with 10lb Berkley Fluourcarbon line with a 1/0 Gamakatsu Octopus hook. Take a 5 inch Gary Yamamoto in green pumpkin and hook it thru the center of the worm. Cast out and let it sink to the bottom. Let it sit for a about ten seconds then pull it up about six inches and let it sink to bottom again. This is a great technique for catching fish especially in the springtime.