|I was born in Germany and immigrated in to the USA in 1983. I was introduced to bass fishing through a friend who took me fishing to the Umpqua River, after we both quit our jobs the same day working for the same employer. I joined the Umpqua Valley Bassmasters in 1989 and started fishing on the club level, from there I advanced in to the local Bass federation tournaments where I represented the Oregon Bass Federation in the Regional Tournaments as a State Team Member. From the mid 90s to about 2004 I competed in west coast based Pro Am tournaments with organizations like, WON BASS, WEST COAST BASS and B.A.S.S.
9/11/2001 I competed in the U S Open at Lake Mead
From 2005 to 20013 I stepped back from tournament fishing to just fish for fun, and the occasional local open tournament.
In 2014 I got involved in the Equestrian world to help my granddaughter with her endeavors to become a competitive rider and equestrian.
2018 I returned back to bass fishing and competing in tournaments.
|Favorite/ Home Water|
|Tenmile Lakes – Cottage Grove Reservoir- Columbia River- John Day Pool- Boardman|
|Biggest Bass and Species|
|9lbs 4 oz Largemouth @Cooper Creek Reservoir, 6lbs 1oz Smallmouth @John Day River, 7lbs 4oz Spotted Bass @Shasta Lake|
|Favorite Lures/ Presentation Styles|
|Dredging a Football Head Jig with a Strike King Rage Bug|
|1992 Oregon Bass Federation State Team Member
25 Years of Tournament fishing many locations and lots of miles all over the USA
2018 return to Tournament fishing after a 4 year break, fished 18 Tournaments with 10 top ten finishes on various levels of competition
2019 fished 20 Tournaments on local Club levels and Opens including Wild West Bass ProAms, had 5 first place finishes and AOY with the Umpqua Valley Bassmasters
2020 Tournament Director for U.V.B.M.
|U S Open,
West Coast Bass
Wild West Bass
Bass Federation Regionals – Oregon State Team Member
Red Man Tournament Circuit Texas- Alabama – Tennessee
Local Open and Club Tournaments
|Pro Staff @ Alpha Angler Fishing Rods
Pro Staff @ Nixon’s Marine NMI Pro Team