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BIOGRAPHYI started fishing at a very young age off of local docks and was instantly "hooked". I have always lived in an area of Michigan that is saturated with inland lakes, so fishing and boating was a very constant thing in my life. In 2011, I purchased my first boat. Nothing too fancy or special, but it got me on the water, so I was happy. I met my wife in 2011 and found an instant fishing partner. My now wife, Erica, has fished with me almost daily since we first met. I even proposed to her on our bass boat by floating bobbers in the water ahead of time with a sign attached saying "will you marry m...e, you are the perfect catch". I hooked a keeper that day. After a few years of competitive bass fishing, I sold the boat and went all in for the sport of kayak fishing. I wanted to be closer to the water, be able to transport easier and enjoy the purity of bass fishing on waters not accessible to boaters. Then I fell in love for the second time in my life. I joined the FeelFree fishing team in 2016 and have since competed in multiple tournaments and events as well as demo days, teaching seminars and family instructional events. I have finished top ten in almost every tournament that I have entered, including a 1st place finish, 2nd place finish and a 4th place finish of 72 anglers in my first season. Competing in the KATS series, Michigan kayak fishing series, KBF and other events has kept me very busy and on the water a majority of my days. I am currently on the FeelFree fishing, Summit Sports fishing team and sponsored or an ambassador for: Burn Custom baits, Yakgear, Railblaza, Rusted Hammer Creations and a national pro angler for FX custom rods. I only represent brands that I am passionate about and that carry the same integrity and love for the sport that I hold very close.
I am currently an executive board member for Heroes on the Water-SE MI and founder/president of Kayak Anglers of the Midwest (KAM) that hosts and organizes unique events to welcome new anglers into the sport. As of 2017, I also have Bassquatch Clothing Co. up and running and write/film/edit Bassquatch Hunter TV. I travel the country full time as a pro angler and film/editing for Bassquatch Hunter TV.
I am looking forward to grow as an angler and kayaker over the next couple seasons and build awareness for the sport of kayak fishing. Tight lines and bent rods to all.
22.25" NORTH CENTRAL GL OCTOBER 2016 KBF RCS Bass
Bassquatch clothing co.
Burn custom baits
FX custom rods
Zman Fishing products
BOAT / KAYAK / HERO SHOT
Feel free lure 11.5, Lure tandem, Dorado, 3 waters big fish 120