Otto , NC
Competition Team: N
2021 National Standings
2021 Division Point Standings
Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2021 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Michael run?
1996 Blazer 202, Mercury 150, 2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Pro staff@Enigma fishing, Falcon Hooks, Titan Tungsten.
What Michael does for a living:
Assistant manager at Petrofast food store in Dillard,Ga.(The Chevron Station).
What you should know about Michael:
I love fish tournaments.. I mainly fish them as a stress relief. I am a US Navy SeaBee veteran.
How Michael started fishing
I started back when I was 9 or 10 trout fishing in the creeks around the house. Then my stepdad took me bass fishing and I was hooked.. Started fishing with the local bass club at 19 and been fishing tournaments every since..
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To have fun no matter what the outcome is.
Favorite way to fish
Any top water... The rush when that bass smashes the bait.
Most exciting fishing experience
When I caught my best fish, a 10.5 pounder at night on a bang-o-lure
How Michael preps for a tournament
Find out all I can about the lake and just go fishing.
Three favorite search baits
A jerk bait, spinner bait,and a senko
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
My partner and I have had several 1st place finishes in our local club tournaments.. We just put our heads down and fish.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Making the cut.
When tournaments don't go my way
Call it fun and get ready for the next one.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Never Give Up !!
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Soft plastics are a great all around bait.