Ontario , NY
Competition Team: ASC
Member Since: 2003-11-03
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Mark run?
2012 Ford F-150 that pulls my 2001 Skeeter with a 200hp Yamaha 3.1L
Shimano , G-Loomis,Power Pro Fishing Line, Jackall Lures, Mepps and Mr.Twister
What Mark does for a living:
Works at a school district doing outdoor maintence.
What you should know about Mark:
You can always approach me or reach out to me if you have any questions or need help with something.
How Mark started fishing
Fishing in the creeks in Western New York.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
At this point in my life to just enjoy and have a good time. Oh , winning a few times wouldn"t hurt.
Favorite way to fish
Pitching a jig and pig along with crankbaits and topwater.
Most exciting fishing experience
Big , Big smallies on Lake Ontario !!!
How Mark preps for a tournament
Go through all my rods and reels making sure all my equipment is ready along with the boat.
Three favorite search baits
Chaterbait , crankbait and a Zara Spook
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
I have been lucky enough to win a few times in ABA and other trails but winning the Two day Championship on Honyeoye Lake pitching and flipping.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Not letting my brain get in the way and over thinking things.
When tournaments don't go my way
Sorry to say but it bothers me all week . I don"t remember every fish i caught but I remember every fish that cost me a win or placing. I might not be the best one to answer that question!!
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Go as a non-boater for a year and fish with as many different people as you can . That will show you many different ways to fish and you can learn.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Keep it simple and learn a few techniques, trying to learn every way to fish can be overwhelming. Then practice those techniques in the spring when fish hit everthing to give you confidents with type of fishing.