What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Matthew run?
2018 Triton 20 TRX Patriot Edition
Mercury Pro XS Optimax 250
2017 Chevy Silverado 2500
Angler's Choice Marine
Hi Seas Fishing Line
Terus Fishing Apparel
T-H Marine Supplies
Bass Boat Technologies
I own 3 Health Clubs in the Lexington, SC area called Dynamic Health and Fitness
I have been fishing for the better part of 25 years. My Father originally introduced me to fishing at a very young age. He always had bass boats and loved to bass fish.
I have a wife (Nicki) and two young sons (MJ and Easton). They are my pride and joy!
My Father mostly. He introduced me to fishing at a very young age. He helped develop my love for it. He had a massive stroke when I was 14 years old and has been handicapped ever sense. So, I guess part of me does it for him! I have always been an athlete and I love to compete. Tournament fishing helps keep my competitive spirit alive!
I love to throw a jig. So, I would have to say skipping docks. I love to skip docks with a jig, top water, spinnerbaits and anything else I can cover a dock with.
I like to break down a lake before I even get there. Topo maps and my navionics chips help me do that. I like to look at the weather closer to the tournament and try to figure out what the fish should be doing before I get there. Then when I start practice if they aren't doing what I think they should be, I make adjustments from there.
Definitely the mental aspect of tournament fishing! You have to stay POSITIVE!
STAY POSITIVE! Tournament fishing can be extremely tough. It's a whole different ball game then just going out and doing some fun fishing. Don't get caught up in what the fish were doing in practice. Fish the conditions and make adjustments along the way. Let the fish tell you what they want!