My bass club Auburn Bassmaster of Indiana won the Interstate Club Challenge today on lk Wawasee In Indiana. The team was lead by Rick Sawyer and Shawn Flagel with an awesome 5 fish bag of largemouth weighing 26.1 lb.

Pro staff Kurt Kossuth & I with another great afternoon fishing And filming Mark Martins adventures in the Keweenaw Peninsula. #MercuryProTeam

My friend and Pro-Staff Kurt Kossuth filming Mark Martins Adventures in the Keweenaw Peninsula. #MercuryProTeam

Lake skegmog in Michigan 20 lbs throwing an a rig on 711 HMF Croix

The Costa tournament was a pretty brutal event for me. By failing to adapt to the weather change. stumbled out of the gate on day 1 with 3-11. Fought back with 15-5 on day 2, but too little too late. Thanks to everyone for the words of encouragement and good vibes. #MercuryProTeam

Was privileged to fish the Wounded Warriors tournament with Jimmy Avant. We had a great time and caught 8 keepers and several other fish. We finished 3rd. A big thank you to the people who makes this tournament happen for our service men and women for all they've given for our country. And a big thank you to my sponsors.
#basscat, #stcroix, #lews, #mercury#midwestmarine, #chompers #MercuryProTeam

When using a Whopper Plopper I prefer to use a St. Croix Legend Elite EC76MHMF. This 7'6" Med-Heavy rod has a Mod-Fast Action that handles the weight of the Whopper Plopper great, while maintaining incredible casting distanced. I also like to use 50-pound XPS Hyper Braid when throwing these heavy topwater lures. #MercuryProTeam

All the colors of autumn, including a bunch of bronze. Thanks to our Legend X. #XLS68MXF #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

Out boat #26 this morning here at Lake of the Ozarks, weighing in at 3:15. Big weather change has me worried, but hoping for the best. #MercuryProTeam

Fall fishing is one of my Favorite times of the year. The leaves are turning and the Bass are Biting. The Bass are bulking up for the winter month to come. Top water action is some of the most exciting fishing there is. Caught over 40 keepers yesterday. The biggest of the day came on the frog. Casting in the flooded timber and grass. I was using my favorite #StCroixRod for froggin. The LBC74HF is not too long or too stiff so it does not affect your accuracy or wear you out, but still has the back bone to Crack M.

Throw back to when I caught this giant bass on my Mojo Bass wacky rig spinning rod! #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

Throw back to when I caught this giant bass on my Mojo Bass wacky rig spinning rod! #bestrodsonearth #stcroixrods

Funky, windy, wet weather in Door County recently. But, a couple bigger smallies #MercuryProTeam

Catching crappie on a stcroixrod. 68 MXF. Thing is Im bass fishing with a magnum truck worm. Haha

Catching crappie on a stcroixrod. 68 MXF. Thing is Im bass fishing with a magnum truck worm. Haha

Carl Natter, from Ohio and I caught over 30 bass with the Best 5 weighing 26 lbs. Carl said he caught the most bass he has ever caught in his life and broke his personal record for biggest bass at 7 lbs! #websterparishtourism #lakebistineaula #mercurymotors #bigb #MercuryProTeam

I had a great time fishing with my partner (wife) at the Triton Owners Tournament on Clear Lake this weekend. We were in 5th place on Saturday and dropped down to 11th on Sunday. My wife ended up catching a 6 pounder that really helped. Couldnt have done it without all of my sponsors. Thank you Mercury Marine, St Croix Rods, Lews, Team Nixons Marine, Yo-Zuri and Gamakatsu hooks. #MercuryProTeam

My Photographer friend, Violet Talley and I were talking while out fishing, I asked her if she would be interested in taking some photos on the water sometime. She was just as excited as I was to get out.

I am amazed at her skills! These are just a few. We are going to get out again in search of multispecies and hopefully some big ones.

I am proud to represent St. Croix Rods as part of the Promotional Staff. I knew 12 years ago that St. Croix was my "dream company". They were also the 1st to hire me 8 yrs ago. Best Rods on Earth!!

If you are interested in having some photos taken, don't hesitate to call or contact Violet through social media. Not only is she a great photographer, she is a friend and a great out Bass, she's coming for ya's!!


My favorite setup when throwing square bill crankbaits is a St. Croix Legend Glass rod LGC610MHM for making accurate cast towards targets. I like to use 14 to 17 lb XPS fluorocarbon line when bouncing it through rocks and .CroixRods">wood..CroixRods #MercuryProTeam

The fall bite is on. Lake is finally in the low to mid 60s. My Avid X got a workout today with the jerkbaits. Love this rod for small to mid size cranks and jerkbaits.