So fishing and hunting started for me as a young kid. My dad was really big into hunting and fishing and would take me all the time. We did a lot of trout fishing in the streams and salmon fishing in the river when the seasons would come around. Bass fishing would happen every once in a while, but wasn’t a big focus as a kid. The only bass fishing we would do would be off the bank at private ponds and sometimes out on the river.
I remember always seeing my dad’s tackle boxes full of different fishing gear which was super cool to me. It was cool to have gear to use until I started snagging up and casting into trees and losing his stuff…lol. As I got older, I started doing more fishing with friends in local ponds that we could walk to in Elk Grove.
It wasn’t until about 5 years ago that I got totally hooked on bass fishing and then ultimately competitive bass fishing. This is all thanks to my good ol’buddy Randy Walker, whom also is a RB Bass brother of mine. Randy got me out on the water and showed me what the bass scene was all about and that was it for me, I was hooked. I proceeded to start buying rods, gear and ultimately purchased my first bass boat which of course had to be a Ranger. Having the boat gave me the ability to fish whenever and wherever I wanted, which has been amazing.
I was introduced to some of the RB bass guys a few years back on a camping trip on the delta. From that day I thought it was so cool to have a group of guys get together as a brother hood and mentor group. I didn’t join RB Bass back then as an opportunity wasn’t presented yet, but I sure did get some good opportunities to hang out with the guys and make some friends and learn more about the sport of Bass fishing along the way.
I just recently had the opportunity to join the RB Bass group 6 months ago and it has been great. RB Bass has a great group of people who are all willing to help each other out, not only help people within the group, but also help anyone who is interested in learning about the sport. This was something I knew I could get behind and support and also donate my time to help spread the word of what RB Bass is and teach about the sport.
I am not yet an elite tournament angler nor have I reached a level where I would call my self a pro angler, but I do feel that through the years I have learned a lot about being a local tournament angler on the co angler side and the boater side and feel confident that I know what it takes to compete at our local level. I feel confident that I can help other local anglers through fishing info that we all have an opportunity to speak about and write about so that anglers from all levels of the sport can read about on the RB Web site and FB page.
I will also say that being a part of RB Bass will and has opened up doors for me in the fishing industry and if I so desire will help me reach the next level of my fishing career. Who wouldn’t want to be part of a group where you have a voice to help the community, and also have mentors to help you progress in the sport along the way.
To sum it up, RB Bass is a great group to be a part of and I feel lucky to be a part of the Family.