Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member (Years): 27
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Club: Somerset Bassmasters
Years of Tournament Experience: 27
Member of these Maine State Teams (Years): 7
Favorite Body of Water: Upper Dam
Largest Largemouth: 7.0 plus
Largest Smallmouth: 6.20 plus
Favorite Lure/Technique: Drop Shotting
Boat/Motor: Stratus l Mercury
Sponsors: Maine B.A.S.S. Nation
Your personal and fishing accomplishments:
Best Fishing Story: I have alot of great memories fishing. mostly with my very good friend and tournament partner Heath Morris, but i think my best fishing story would have to be this year's state fish-off. I took 5 years off away from bass fishing, and came back being told that I was not good enough to make the state team.......
So, I came to that year’s fish-off more determined than ever. After combined efforts between a couple of great fisherman and myself - we came up with a plan. Unfortunately the conditions changed making the fishing very tough. I was lucky to have make a few good decisions the first day and put a good bag together with a great kicker. It was the second day that made this fish-off rank right up there with "The Best Fishing Story" status.
It all started with getting paired with a great guy, Dennis Stimpson. It was his and others great sportsmanship and unselfishness that gave me the opportunity to win the state fish-off.
After breaking my trolling motor around 11:00a.m, and without me saying a thing, Dennis, unselfishly got into the driver’s seat and operated the big motor in place of the broken trolling motor. Watching only my hand signals using the outboard he would maneuver me into the trees, hold me on points, and back into the wind to hold on structure which allowed me to cull 3 fish!
I might have made the team, but I certainly wouldn't have won it without everyone's help , thank you! I find it ironic..... that I left tournament bass fishing because I felt it had changed and was lacking exactly what I had found in this tournament. Thank you Dennis, Chuck, Heath and Bear for reminding me that the sport still has a lot of great guys in it!
Last Updated February 6, 2017