Boat- All trips go out on my Stratos 200 XL bassboat. It has a 225 hp Evinrude E-Tec motor on the back and is equiped with a 36 volt 112 lb thrust Minn Kota Ultrex trolling motor up front. There is enough speed to get us around the lakes quickly and more than enough juice in the trolling motor to keep us fishing in any kind of weather. And the Spot Lock feature ain’t so bad, either. 

Stratos 200XL gives a smooth and dry ride


Equipment-  At the console is a Lowrance unit with Structure Scan. At the bow is another Lowrance unit loaded with waypoints and a Garmin Echomap Ultra 102SV with Livescope. If they are down there, or out in front of the boat, we will find em!

Hi-def and Structure Scan. We'll see EVERTHING!

Hi-Def and Structure Scan. We’ll see EVERYTHING!


That is what we call a pretty good bait ball

Livescope is everything it’s cracked up to be

Fishing Gear and Tackle- I supply all the rods, reels and tackle needed. You are certainly welcome to bring your own along, especially if you are a righty with a baitcaster…I am a lefty, and so is my son! Give me a heads up though, and I can probably dig something up. My baitcasting reels are mostly Revos, Quantum PT’s and maybe a Daiwa mixed in.

Starting in 2016, I am proud to announce that as a member of the Dobyns Rods Guide program, I will offer my guests exclusive use of Dobyns Rods while they are out on trips with me.  Personally, I have used them for my own fishing for the last few years and feel that they are just about the best value in bass fishing rods on the market. They are light, sensitive and help us catch more fish! Enough said…

My boat is stuffed with all  kinds of tackle. Topwater, crankbaits (lipless, shallow runners, deep divers), jerkbaits, Senkos (and plenty of em!), worms, flukes, lizards, frogs…dropshot, you name it and it will be available.

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