Ray Templeton

Andover , KS

Competition Team: AF

Member Since: 2001-09-14

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 514 6 7 16.09 1117

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 58 17 4 6 13.64 601
AFT 66 22 1 1 2.45 366
AFT 1 274 1 0 0.00 150

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
AF 33 1117
AF 30 1117

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 58 04/28/2018 Big Hill 15 1 1.01 1.01 182
AFT 58 05/26/2018 Bone Creek 17 4 0.00 9.08 184
AFT 58 06/30/2018 Bone Creek 16 1 3.55 3.55 185
AFT 66 09/08/2018 El Dorado 8 1 2.45 2.45 366
AFT 1 10/24/2018 Lake Hartwell 274 0 0.00 0.00 150
AFT 58 11/18/2017 Big Hill 16 0 0.00 0.00 50

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Ray run?

Triton 20XS Elite, Mercury 250 Pro XS, 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 LTZ 

My Sponsors

My Number 1 Sponsor is my Wife Paulette of 33 years.

Mid-Kansas Marine, Triton Boats, Mercury Outboard Motors, Minn Kota Ulterra iPilot Trolling Motors, Livingston Lures, Power-Pole, Lowrance Electronics HDS Live Units, Fishing Hot Spots Maps, DuraSafe Locks, Go-Pro Cameras, Chevy Trucks,  Abu Garcia Reels, TH Marine, Atlas Hydraulic Jack Plates, Optima Batteries, Berkley Products, Precision Sonars and Transducer Shield & Saver.

What Ray does for a living:

Pro Staff for Mid Kansas Marine, Salemen, Number 1 Triton Boat Dealer in Kansas


What you should know about Ray:

Retired U.S. Air Force (22 years), Viet Nam Vet.  Member of MBAA/ABA since 1985.  Proud member of American Legion Post 408 and VFW Post 7253 both in Derby, Kansas.  A VERY PROUD PATRIOT GUARD RIDER.


How Ray started fishing

Started fishing when I was 14 with my uncle and my first tournament was in 1971


Aspirations or goals with fishing

Just enjoy the day on the water and catching that BIG ONE


Favorite way to fish

Flipping, it appears that the best way to catch the BIG ONE'S, for me anyway.


Most exciting fishing experience

At Big Hill Lake in Parson's Kansas in a MBAA Tournament in April 1998 I had just bought a new boat and I drew our Dist 58 director Roger Gunsell and he had a limit for 18 + lbs and with a hour to go I only had two fish, THEN THE FUN BEGAIN on three consecutive cast I caught three fish each weighing over six lbs and won the tournament with 24.52 lbs.  WHAT A DAY I WILL NEVER FORGET


How Ray preps for a tournament

Maps and GPS systems for me to study.


Three favorite search baits

Spinnerbait, Crankbaits and Plastics (Sinko's and Baby Brush Hog's)


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

1st Place, See above:   Just keep fishing and not giving up till that LAST CAST


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Patience, Patience, Patience and then a little Patience, Just keep casting and not giving up, fish your last cast as if it were your first of the day and stay focused


When tournaments don't go my way

Just remember that there is another day of fishing coming.  That's why they call it fishing and not catching


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Have FUN above everything and the good fish will come.  If you are a co-angler you will learn a ton from your boater and you will fish with some of the best in American Bass Anglers,  But remember to have FUN


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

Don't try to buy the best of everything at first.  A couple of spinnerbaits, crankbaits and some plastics and go enjoy your day on the water with a ABA member and he/she will help you with any and everything you will need to know about fishing a tournament.  Love to see the younger anglers (14 to 18) getting into ABA, lets help them as much as we can.



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