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 Fortrex 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.

Stratos 200XL gives a smooth and dry ride












Equipment- There is a Lowrance HDS 10 hi-def fish finder at the console and a HDS 8 at the bow. If they are down there, 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











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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