Name:Pat Leach
Big Bass: 0.00
Hometown:The Colony,TX
Biggest String: 6.82
Competition Team:AF
Home Division:112
National Place: 23
Total Points 768
Total Payout: $147

PL Date Lake Total Points Payout
3 09/23/2017 Bridgeport 6.82 198 $147
6 09/24/2017 Bridgeport 5.48 195 $0


PL Date Lake Total Points Payout
3 09/23/2017 6.82 198 $147
6 09/24/2017 5.48 195 $0
11 11/12/2017 4.25 190 $0
16 11/11/2017 3.30 185 $0
04/07/2018 0.00 0 $0
            Total  $147






3 09/23/2017 6.82 198 147
6 09/24/2017 5.48 195 0

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Pat run?

1992 Procraft Pro 180

2016 Mercury 150 4 Stroke

2005 Ford Explorer

My Sponsors

No official sponsors. But I do promote

Bow to Stern Products

What Pat does for a living:

Work for the American Red Cross Blood Services

What you should know about Pat:

Along with fishing, I enjoy hunting, reloading, casting lead bullets, target shooting, pouring soft plastic baits, and making my own spinnerbaits. Being outdoors is what life is about. Remember your job is just a means to an end and that end is being outdoors.   

How Pat started fishing

Dad took me fishing and got me interested. When I moved to Texas I started tournament fishing as a way to meet other anglers and got hooked from there.

Aspirations or goals with fishing

To be competitive, always fish to win

Favorite way to fish

Power fishing, Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, etc. I get bored fishing slow

Most exciting fishing experience

It would have to be the 1989 MBAA Nationals tournament. After a slow start and being 110 place after Day 1, I finished 2nd place. So far this is the highlight of my tournament career

How Pat prep for a tournament

Pre-fishing trips

Map study

Internet searches for tournament results

Three favorite search baits




Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.

My best finish was 2nd at MBAA Nationals in 1989 on Lake Livingston. I was fishing a small backwater area on the last 2 days with a Manns -1 crankbait. I weighed in over 25 lbs total for those 2 days. I also placed 2nd on the Air Force team that year as well. 

Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Adjusting to the changing conditions. 

When tournaments don't go my way

Look back at the decisions I made and try and learn from them. I don't get down because of a bad tournament because it is fishing and nothing is guaranteed. I don't believe that luck plays a role it is all in preparation and execution. 

Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Fish to your strengths and don't get caught up in the dock talk. 

Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport

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