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1. What kind of fishing do you do?Bass fishing rod and reel. What I do is I compete in bass tournaments all over the country. Actually, last week, I was just down in Florida on Okeechobee.2. How did you get started fishing?It's kind of a mystery. Neither one of my parents fish. When I was in about second or third grade, I remember Mom taking me out to a pond. Really, from there it just started where she bought me a magazine subscription this bass fishing magazine that I read constantly. It was one of those things. I was young, if I was willing to read a fishing magazine; she was willing to buy it for me.3. How many tournaments do you enter each year?Generally, I fish 13 to 15 tournaments a year. This year, I plan on doing right around 13 or 14. 4. What's involved in a tournament?A tournament can be anywhere from one day to four days. You launch your boat from a designated area and then have to be back in by 3 p.m. You have eight hours to fish. You are allowed to bring back five fish and it is the combined weight of those. You have a height minimum usually the fish has to be at least 12 inches. All your fish must be alive. I have these compartments in my boat called live wells that pump water in and circulate it. You are penalized if any of your fish are dead.5. Where are the tournaments held? What is the farthest you've gone?Okeechobee is the farthest I've been it's 1,200 miles. I go all over Lake Erie, Lake St. Clair. I've been to lakes all over Ohio.6. What kind of equipment do you use?If I'm fishing as a pro on my boat, I usually have 10 to 15 rods in the boat. I probably have six to eight boxes full of hard lures and four to six Ziploc bags of soft lures. One thing about tournaments, you can't use live bait. You have to use artificial lures.7. Do you use live bait when you fish for fun?No, I pretty much only use artificial bait.8. How often do you fish for fun?I am probably on the water fishing for fun at least 80 days a year easily.9. What's your biggest catch?Last year, I did catch a 5 pound 11 ounce smallmouth bass. I've caught several largemouth bass in the 8- to 9-pound range, but I haven't hit a 10-pounder yet. Typically, a smallmouth bass at 6 pounds or a largemouth bass at 10 pounds is a once-in-a-lifetime type of fish.10. What do you do with the fish you catch when you are fishing for fun? Do you like to eat fish?Generally, I release any bass I catch, and yes, I like fish just not bass. I prefer walleye or perch. If I catch a walleye, it's supper that night.11. How many tournaments have you won?Last year, I won two of my club tournaments. 12. What's your favorite part of fishing?It gets me out of my normal job as an attorney.

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Tell Me About It: On the hook
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