Robert Eckle

Burkburnett , TX

Competition Team: AF

Member Since: 2001-01-13

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 172 15 50 98.09 2239

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 112 6 12 36 78.72 1152
AFT 54 17 2 8 11.82 385
AFT 1 184 1 6 7.55 1085

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
AF 13 2239

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 112 02/25/2018 Nocona 17 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 112 03/10/2018 Possum Kingdom 7 4 0.00 13.47 194
AFT 112 03/24/2018 Ray Roberts 13 1 1.43 1.43 188
AFT 112 04/22/2018 Hubbard Creek 15 3 0.00 4.16 185
AFT 112 04/28/2018 Possum Kingdom 5 3 0.00 7.82 187
AFT 112 05/06/2018 Arrowhead 4 5 4.69 13.12 189
AFT 112 05/19/2018 Amon Carter 9 3 0.00 5.62 190
AFT 112 06/09/2018 Lake Texoma 10 4 5.90 9.80 378
AFT 112 09/23/2017 Bridgeport 18 3 0.00 3.64 183
AFT 54 09/24/2017 Bridgeport 10 5 0.00 4.84 191
AFT 112 10/08/2017 Hubbard Creek 5 3 0.00 7.49 196
AFT 1 10/24/2018 Lake Hartwell 184 6 0.00 7.55 1085
AFT 112 11/11/2017 Texoma 9 3 0.00 6.16 192
AFT 54 11/12/2017 Texoma 7 3 0.00 6.98 194
AFT 112 12/02/2017 Graham 9 4 0.00 6.01 192

2020 Standings

2019 Standings

2018 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Robert run?

I run a 2009 Nitro Z9 with a Mercury 250 Pro XS and tow it with a Dodge Ram 1500 with a Hemi.

My Sponsors

Sponsors include:

Larry's Marine Wichita Falls TX.

Marksmen Firearms and Outfitters

The Puls Jig

Discount Tire

Texas RoadHouse

 

What Robert does for a living:

I curently work for M1 Support Services at Sheppard AFB TX as the T-6 Branch Manger

We provide the maintenance on T-38 and T-6 trainer aircraft for the 80th Flying Training Wing / Euro-Nato Joint Jet Pilot Training Program producing the best pilots in the world.


What you should know about Robert:

I am a 20 year Veteran of the USAF. My career consisted in aircraft maintenance on T-37, T-38, F-15's and Quality Assurance.

Love sports, my 2 children and spend as much time on water as I can.


How Robert started fishing

Always loved fishing as a kid in the creeks and ponds in Arkansas but really got into bass fishing on lake Amistad in Del Rio TX at my first duty assignment at Laughlin AFB TX. Got into fishing tournaments in North Carolina while stationed at Seymour Johnson AFB NC.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

Well of course to win the ABA national tournament someday and to promote the ABA and bass tournament fishing in the area.


Favorite way to fish

My favorites are to worm fish, pitch and flip creature baits and jigs. Love to feel that thump then set the hook!


Most exciting fishing experience

Winning the the ABA 112 two day championship on lake Arrowhead with 27.13  pounds and finishing 20th at the 2012 Nationals on lake Grand OK.


How Robert preps for a tournament

Prefish a few days before the tournament and study my notes from previous tournaments on that particular lake.


Three favorite search baits

All depends on the time of the year but my graph first then swimbaits and soft plastics. Once i find them then I will thoroughly fish the area with jigs and worms.


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

On Lake Ray Roberts throwing chatter baits in the hydrilla and catching 18 pounds and wining 1st place.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

For me its having the patience to keep working an area thoroughly before giving up on it and moving. The fish are there and sometimes you just have to wait for them to come to you.


When tournaments don't go my way

Shake it off and analyze what I did wrong and right to make those adjustments necessary to be competitive at the next tournament. More time on the water always helps also.


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Practice as often as possible and to realize what your strentgh is and stick with, perfect it before moving on to the next style of fishing. Patience and not get frustrated when fishing gets tough and you can bet that it will.


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

When just starting off with bass fishing, keep it simple. Start off by learning how to catch bass on spinner baits, crankbaits and worms. Once you've caught fish on those techniques then progress into some of the more technical baits to improve your game.



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