Most anglers can point to one experience that fueled their passion for fishing. For me, it was catching a 5-pound largemouth bass when I was just 5 years old. I spent my formative years wanting to duplicate that experience, and while most of my peers were playing football, I would slip away to local ponds and creeks to see what was biting. Knowing how much I loved to fish, my uncles began taking me to Dularge in my teen years, and then my focus turned from bass to speckled trout and redfish. I sought to always catch the biggest I could find of both species, and that quest led me to Lake Pontchartrain, which holds some of the biggest speckled trout along the Louisiana coast.
Teaching myself how to get those trophies to bite has made me a much better angler, and I still learn every time I go out. My greatest passion, however, is sharing what I have learned with others and watching as their skills increase to have success on the water. That is why I decided to make this my career.