Clarksville , TN
Competition Team: AF
2020 National Standings
2020 Division Point Standings
2020 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Brian run?
Triton Trx 189, Mercury 150 hp 4-stoke, and Chevy Silverado
I did years ago when I was on the ABA pro staff.
What Brian does for a living:
Security ad Investigations Adjunct Instructor at Miller-Motte Technical College
What you should know about Brian:
Retired from the Air Force as Senior Master Sergeant and was veteran of Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom as a TACP for the 101st Airborne Division
How Brian started fishing
I started fishing on lakes and streams in and around Michigan. I fished for yellow perch, walleyes, smallmouth bass, trout and salmon. I started fishing tournaments in 2004 after returning from Iraq.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
To have fun and make new friends
Favorite way to fish
Drop shot... Best search technique
Most exciting fishing experience
Fly fishing on Au Sable River near Grayling Mi for Brook and Brown Trout.
How Brian preps for a tournament
Study Weather reports, fishing reports, seasonal patterns, and practice accordingly.
Three favorite search baits
Drop Shot, Crankbaits, and shaky heads
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
I finished 3rd during the Bassmaster Weekend Series using jigs and drop shot in April 2008
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
Making real time on the water adjustments to meet changing weather and fish patterns
When tournaments don't go my way
Ask fellow anglers what they done and compare it to what I did. Read fishinng reports.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Spent time fishing as co-angler before going as boater.
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport
Learn seasonal patterns of bass and talk to experience angler for advice