Trophies, Awards, Accolades When serious fisherman turn to me for advice, I am humbled. It's all the accolaides I've ever needed. The oppourtuinty help out and to give back to this wonderful sport.
Favorite Junk Rod/Reel Setup Penn - nothing beats an old Penn made in the USA!
Story of the first fish you caught, or the first time you knew you were "hooked" on fishing Fishing a local pond there was a Largemouth bass everyone knew as "Mr Big" and uncatchable. I pulled a spinnerbait over his head repeatadly until he finally had enough. I caught that fish to the surprise of every "senior statesman" that fished that lake. After lots of congartulations and pats on the back i knew i was hooked! I was eight years old and finally a Fisherman.
Tournament Placements? Hard to imagine but I'm just starting the tournament circuit here In Florida. First tournament entered was the KDW Classic. We came within 2lb of winning in the hotly conested Kingfish division - what a blast!
Favorite Bait/Lure Favorite Bait is a live Sardine in Florida, or a live Eel in New England. Favorite lure is and always has been the venerable Rapala minnow
What's your favorite kayak?I've used Cobra, Hobie and Native Kayaks extensively and love my Cobra for it's sea keeping abilities, stability and rough water handling - second to none.
Favorite fish to catch? Striped Bass! Close seconds -- Mahi, Kingfish and Sailfish
What's your favorite kayak? I've used Cobra, Hobie and Native Kayaks extensively and love my Cobra for it's sea keeping abilities, stability and rough water handling - second to none.
Sponsors Kayak specialty rod by Crafty One Customs
What's your favorite rod? Crafty One Customs out of PORTSMOUTH, RI
Dream Fishing Trip Bahamas - Outer Islands
What's your favorite reel? Shimano Thunnus - Best baitrunner drag on the market
Biggest fish you ALMOST caught... Trophy sized Striped bass in the sixty pound range. Pulled me out of my Cobra Kayak powered by Newport Vessels trolling motor!
What's one ritual you always go through when fishing? Deep breaths to calm the nerves and open the senses. Just the site and smell of water will get you in tune to the fish!
Online fishing forums and communities you are a part of? The Hull Truth, Mahi Maniacs, South Florida Kayak Fishing, Warriors on the Water, Kayak Fishing South Florida, Trick my Skiff, Center Consoles Only Group
Forum Handles: marksgonefishing
FAVORITE PRODUCTS KAYAK SERIES - KAYAK TROLLING MOTOR SMART BATTERY BOX