Meet John

Hometown: Montrose, Colorado, USA
Hobbies:   Any Type of Hunting,
Favorite Lure: Spro Little John DD
Favorite Technique: Finesse
Favorite Lake: Pickwick Lake, Florence, Alabama

     I have competed in different tournaments from the local and state level up to the divisional level and now the national level. I began fishing for bass pretty late, relatively speaking, as growing up in Colorado; I primarily fished for trout growing up. My father used to take me fishing as a kid for trout in Western Colorado.

     As I got older he took me to western lakes and taught me how to bass fish at Lake Powell in Utah, McPhee Reservoir in South West Colorado, and Navajo Lake in Northern New Mexico. I have had a love for fishing and the outdoors ever since. Although my main target I fish for now is bass I will, occasionally, return to my roots and fish for trout. Competing in bass tournaments has brought me not only many close friendships, but many new skills from my fellow competitors and the sharing of information back and forth has improved my fishing exponentially.

     The thrill of competition and the cerebral approach to successfully locating and catching bass is an obsession that grows by the day. I grew up fishing for trout and you would not believe how close they are to bass. My father taught me to catch trout the same way he would for bass. My father is an avid angler and a very accomplished tournament angler. Learning from him has been such a wonderful experience. I am very grateful for all he has taught me and for what he still teaches me.

     Now I am residing in Missouri with my wife and 2 children. I fish every chance I get. I do not have a home lake per say. I am 1.5 hours from Wappapelo Lake,  2.5 hours from Pickwick Lake, 2.5 hours from Kentucky Lake, 4 hours from Bull Shoals and Norfork Lakes, and 5 hours from Table Rock and Lake of the Ozarks. I fish all of these regularly. My favorite place to fish by far is Pickwick Lake. I love the ledge fishing and in early Spring I love catching me some of those giant smallmouth.