Angler Q & A

Technique strength: Deep cranking, swim bait

Technique weakness: The KJ big spoon thing

Favorite lake or river: Lake Amistad, it’s a great fishery and boats don’t follow you

Least favorite lake or river: Anything in Florida

Favorite bait: BV 3-D swimbait

Started bass fishing at the age of: 8

Started fishing bass tournaments at the age of: 16, a Huck Finn Derby (dressed up as Huck Finn)

Year turned pro: 1991

Do you get nervous before tournaments: I get excited, and the day I stop I should quit

Your biggest bass fishing influence (person): Rick Clunn, he was a mentor

If you were not a professional bass angler, what would you be doing: I would probably still be picking up golf balls

Largest bass caught to date: 15.46-pound largemouth, caught in Louisiana

Most memorable bass fishing moment: First U.S. Open, winning at 27

Anything else you’d like the public to know about you: People probably know too much about me already.