Oviedo , FL
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2019-04-02
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Jacob run?
2018 Chevy Silverado
2017 Nitro Z-19 Sport
What Jacob does for a living:
What you should know about Jacob:
How Jacob started fishing
My dad and my uncles.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Fish for a living either through tournaments, content creation or guiding.
Favorite way to fish
Most exciting fishing experience
How Jacob preps for a tournament
Prefish, dissect the body of water into most likely fish holding areas based on history, season, environmental factors, etc.
Three favorite search baits
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Keeping your confidence
When tournaments don't go my way
Take a breath, look at all of your available information (weather, water temp, water color, what has not worked so far). I had an event mid spring in Central Florida. Made a hour run (one way) to fish less pressured water with a frog and the bite was not there. Hit four more spots (deep ledges, fish attracters, shallow weed lines) and by 11am I had one bite for a 3.5 pounder in offshore grass. I revaluated my conditions and made a move to a different body water with about an hour left to fish. Put three in the boat in the last 30 mins good enough for a 5th place fish and solid points. Listen to the lake, listen to the fish. We tend to get hung on what "should" work and not what is actually working.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Fish as a Co-angler for as long as you can stand it. It is the quickest way to learn what to do and what not to do in a tournment situation. Once you're confident in your abilities make the jump to boater and trust in your skills.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport