|Hometown||Angels Camp, California|
|Former Occupation||Owns a construction business|
|Top 10 Finishes (Wins)*||6 (3)|
|Last 3 Finishes||
54 - Lake Ouachita, 8/11/2011
58 - Lake Lanier, 8/5/2010
34 - Table Rock Lake, 3/31/2005
|Angling Hero||Dave Gliebe - "When I was a kid in California, he won all the tournaments and took flipping back east. He was the guy." Rick Clunn -- "He's so good it's unbelievable."|
|Favorite Lake||Clear Lake (Calif.) - "You can do everything there and catch giant bass."|
|Least Favorite Lake||Lake Toho (Fla.) - "I'm oriented more towards the bank. I need a line to follow. At Toho the grass grows clear across the center of the lake."|
|Favorite Music||'80s rock 'n' roll (Van Halen)|
|Favorite Book/Movie||Of Mice and Men (book)/Forrest Gump (movie)|
|When Not Fishing||"I love to hunt deer and quail."|
|Why He Fishes||"I was brought up fishing with my dad and I'm a really competitive person. I probably wouldn't fish as much if it wasn't for tournaments. And I love the outdoors."|
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|(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)|
*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.
Biographical data last updated: 7/16/2002
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