Highland Lakes , NJ
Competition Team: ASC
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Michael run?
Ranger 520c , Evinrude , GMC
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What Michael does for a living:
What you should know about Michael:
How Michael started fishing
Used to take a bus after school then hike up hill to a pond . I started fishing bass tournaments in a club at 24 years old .
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Alway to grow and expand my fishing knowledge. I hope my determination inspires others to be productive and successful on and off the water !
Favorite way to fish
Flipping , pitching , boat docks , power fishing . Love the reaction strike.
Most exciting fishing experience
I was a young teen 12 or 13 caught my first giant bass about 5-6 lb, as I dragged it up the bank my line snapped . I jumped into the lake as the fish was rolling down the bank. I put my arms out and the bass rolled into my chest . She was Mine !!!! From that point I was hooked forever !
How Michael preps for a tournament
Try to prep everything I can . Then scramble to get it right on tournament day !!!
Three favorite search baits
Spinner bait , chatter bait , jig sometime a rattle trap
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
First federation tournament I won moved into an area w rising water and threw a buzz bait to win that day .
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Getting up early!
When tournaments don't go my way
Work harder at where you fell short .
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Fish as a rider for a couple of years on different bodies of water .
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Practice pitching and casting in your down time .