Luckily I had my St. Croix travel rod in case I needed to make a quick escape from some Florida Pond gators!

While fishing the Bfl on the Mississippi river this weekend I caught a 4.2 lb. Smallmouth. With a total weight of 14 1/2 lbs earning a 8th place finish. I caught the smallie using my XLC76MHMF #StCroixRod 17# floro spooled on my new Diawa Tatula reel. Flipping a baby brush hog on a main river


Man cannot survive on fish alone.. Well maybe he can! But for this Fisherman, Dr. Acurio and the folks at Orthopedic Specialists of Louisiana keep me up and going. They are true professionals in their field #MercuryProTeam

"Happy 1st Birthday"in glory Dad!

My St.Croix 74 Legend Tournament Slop Frog/Swim Jig Rod was up to the challenge when this musky ate my buzz frog at boatside! #StCroixRods #BestRodsOnEarth

34 Red came on a 74 Legend Tournament Slop N Frog. My 7 year old also caught his first red on a Mojo Bass. #stcroixrods #tagnbrag #abugarcia

Another Great Day on the water and another top 10 finish

Gotta love it when a rod tube is in your front porch when you get home from the lake #stcroixrods

Started the day with a bruiser!!!!!!

Cant wait to give my Lews Custom Pros a good workout soon!!! #Bassfishing #GTL #FishTheBest #Largemouth #Smallmouth

This was an X tremely cool sunset just before a storm....#bestrodsonearth

Fishing can be challenging in August in Door County, but found quite a few smallies and some big ones 5 to 6 pounds. #MercuryProTeam

Having a chance to experience it's while fishing is special. My CanonSX50 with big zoom and 10 frames per second burst makes it work from boat. #MercuryProTeam

Photo on Rick Taylor's Prime Times. #MercuryProTeam

I had a great guide trip on lake Geneva! My clients used AvidX Rods! #StCroixRods #Daiwa #Mercury #MercuryProTeam

Back at it this weekend for the last tournament of the year before the TOC... Hope the smoke clears up soon at Clearlake.. Lews reels already to go..#Lews

Managed to put together 5 smallmouth for 23.23 lbs and first place in a local tournament. Most of the damage was done drop shotting with a St Croix Legend Elite 610 medium light, extra fast action. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth

Angler with a five pound Potomac River bass caught with a St Croix Mojo MBC70MF while fishing with Reel Bass Adventures Guide Service

This put a massive smile on my face! To see Emm using the new Legend Elite ES610MXF, rigged with a wacky worm, and catching several Largemouth in the Bay of Quinte was awesome! As this video shows, Emms face lights up with joy every time she lands a fish . #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth #gofishinontario

Never stop learning on the water!!! For the days that seem to suck and the fish just wont cooperate, try new things and learn from your past experiences. During a tough prefish, my partner and I were able to dial in a new technique on the water, and having the right rods on hand made all the difference in the world. I know this will seem a little overkill for fishing a tube, but these rods were imperative to dialing in our success with the new technique. We used the Legend Elite ES76MF for super long casts in the clear water, Legend Elite and Legend X; ES70MF & ES610MXF for dragging and working the tubes. We didnt land any giants but we were able to dial in the technique to put several smallmouth bass in the boat. #stcroixrods #bestrodsonearth