Favorites

On the water
  • Favorite Lake - Guntersville, Alabama -- the cool thing is, it’s not far from my house, and it happens to be one of the best reservoirs in the country.
  • Favorite time of year to fish there: I love February.  The lake is not crowded and we’re likely to throw a wide variety of lures until we figure out what they wanna bite that day.
  • Favorite lure or technique: I really enjoy skipping lures under boat docks, but really, I’m not a specialist. I used to fish a lot of evening jackpot tournaments back in the day. You’re always racing the clock in those little derbies because usually they’re only three hours long. So you might throw five different lures in three hours just trying to get a limit, and that’s sort of the way I fish the Bassmaster Elite Series too.
  • Favorite all-around rod/reel/line: a 7 ft Med/Heavy Quantum Smoke Rod, paired with a 6.3:1 Quantum Smoke Reel, and spooled Vicious Fluorocarbon line. The theme for all of these is “smooth, light and tough.”
  • My favorite person to fish with: Jason Crane, a good buddy of mine that lives near me.
  • Who would you pick to take fishing for one day (anyone in history) - My brother Tony. We lost Tony way too young to pancreatic cancer. We fished a lot together, especially in those evening jackpot derbies.  I’d give anything to fish another evening with Tony.
  • Favorite childhood memory/fishing experience - I caught a 4-pound bass in my dad’s pond on a black Jitterbug.  It was so big I couldn’t reel it in, so I drug in up on the bank by running backwards.  I was probably 7 years old.
  • Favorite non-bass species to pursue:  I like to sit on a river bank at night and fish for yellow cats.
 
Off the water
  • Vacation - I like to put my toes in the sand at Panama City Beach, and do just about nuthin’ for a week.
  • Favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon -I like to go to my wife and I’s 130 acre farm near Jasper, Alabama. She, my daddy, and I have spent a lot of time fixing up the ole farm house and the acreage around it. It’s work, but it’s relaxing.
  • Favorite thing to do on Friday night: LeAnn and I each have a hot rod car. We like to swing through Chick-fil-A to get a milkshake and then find a local cruise to visit.
  • Favorite Hunt: I like to climb up in that tree at a place called Riverbend in Kentucky, and hunt whitetails with my bow.  It’s a great spot and they growem’ big up there. 
  • My favorite sporting activity to watch: I don’t watch many sporting events.  I’d rather be playing.
  • Favorite hobby other than hunting:  I really like working out and staying fit through jogging and lifting weights at the gym. I’m a big fan of using resistance bands at the gym, too.
  • Favorite Fast Food: Chick-fil-A
  • Favorite Cold Beverage: a Monster Rehab energy drinks