Florida native with 45 years of fishing experience, both fresh and salt. 25 year pro fisherman and guide caught and released 470: 10 lb largemouth bass on natural and artificial baits. Multiple tournament participation and wins. Six time state champion. Six time participant in the bass world championships. President of the Florida State Bassmasters. Florida's first elite angler as recognized by Florida fish and game. caught, certified, and released a five fish stringer of bass weighing over fifty pounds. Former owner of Big Bass Village campground on Lake Rousseau.