PROSTAFF TEAM - NEW YORK I started Bassfishing at age 9 on the South Carolina home of my Aunt in Summerton South Carolina. During those years most of my fishing was done wading on the waters of Santee Cooper, mainly Lake Marion and other small waters in the area. I would fish from shore walking and wading almost every weekend and any day I could. I would try to target Bass but would fish for and catch almost any thing I could catch, including a 55 pound Blue Cat fish, Crappies, Bream and many 20 pound Carp.
In 1973 I started fishing Greenwood Lake in New Jersey with the same Techniques I had been using in South Carolina and having moderate success. During the following years Bassfishing was still new to this area although the BASS explosion was occurring I still was not aware of it. At this time I would read “FISHING FACTS” and many other publications. I learned by fishing and reading Buck Perry and Dave Hawk, and following what was the original BASS tour. I fished every minute trying all the new methods and began trying to understand the seasonal patterns.
In 1982 I returned to South Carolina and fished a couple of local events and finished in the top 50 out of 200 fellow competitors, I was still not hooked on Tournament fishing. Sometime after that I started fishing Redman events and joined the Bassfishing club I belong to now, Long Island Bassmasters. I fish an average of 40 days a year and will fish 20 Tournaments on average every year. I also do various seminars and instructional guide trips every year. I enjoy sharing information, learning and helping other Bassfishermen regardless of experience in this great sport.
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Club Affiliations: Long Island Bassmasters 1985 to present Suffolk Bassmasters 1996 to 1998 Redman 1988 to present Bass Anglers Sportsmen’s Society 1981 to present New Jersey Bass Federation 1996 to 1998 New York Bass Federation 1991 to present
Accomplishments & Achievements
Long Island Bassmasters Angler of the year 1998 and runner-up 1997,1989 Long Island Bassmasters Mr. Bass 1986 Long Island Bassmasters Classic winner 1998 Greenwood Lake 5 time winner Whaley Lake 2 time winner 2 time second place Lake Ronkonkoma 3 time winner 3 time second place Wildwood lake 2 time winner Fort pond 3 time winner Candlewood Lake 3 time second place Lake Glenmere 1 win, 1 second Forge pond 2 time winner, 2 time second place Fresh pond Hither hills 3 time second place Bantam Lake 1 time winner 1 second place Lake Zoar 2 time second place Lake Lillinona 1 time second place, Oscawana Lake 3 time second place Highland Lake 1 time second place
Redman Appearances Hudson river 4 times Candlewood 1 time, Potomac river 1 time Cayuga Lake 2 times Thousand Islands 2 times
New York Federation Appearances Mohawk river Hudson river 2 times Cayuga Lake Thousand Islands
New Jersey Federation Appearances Greenwood Lake 2 times Lake Hopatcong 1 time Candlewood Lake 1 time
Key Stats : Largest Limits Mahopac Lake 6 fish 23.09# Bantam Lake 5 fish 18.02# Mahopac Lake 5 fish 18.00# Greenwood Lake 5 fish 15.14# Whaley Lake 5 fish 14.11#
Key Stats : Largest Bass Greenwood Lake (Largemouth) 9.04# 1980 Lace Mill pond (Largemouth) 8.05# 1986 Lake Ronkonkoma (Largemouth) 7.06# 1986 Whaley Lake (largemouth) 6.15 #1995 Highland Lake (Smallmouth) 6.05# 1996