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My boat has been rigged with a Yamaha outboard engine since 1997. I run the new 4 stroke V Max SHO 250 hp and performance is just unbelievable. It saves on fuel, has a faster top speed and the holeshot is just so quick. I don’t need to carry any more oil with me on the road also. This engine is less weight than HPDI and that makes me easier shallow water access. Most of all V Max SHO engine is environment-friendly. That’s very important to me. Without a doubt, SHO is best performance engine in the market.
They have supported Major League Fishing since day one. On top of that, it gave me the opportunity to strengthen my relationship with Showa Denki Group (SDG) Marine, Japan’s leading bass boat dealer. It’s important to promote Bass Cat to Japanese anglers, and my boat will be wrapped to feature SDG’s logo.
Every bass I have weighed-in since 1997, has come exclusively on Daiwa rods and reels. I have about 15 rod and reel combos in my boat and I always try to develop new combinations to gain an advantage in my tournament fishing. New Tatula Elite Series rod is my favorite now. Took 2 years to test and develop the 7 ft fast moving rod where I like to have fast action tip and hard backbone power for a good hook set. Daiwa Zillion baitcasting reels are smooth and tough. They also make amazing quality spinning reels.
I started fishing with Sunline in 1992. Sunline is one of the largest line manufactures in Japan and their quality control is second to none. I like to fish with #5 Super PE braid when flipping and pitching heavy cover and use #4 Super PE braided line for topwater, spinner baits, buzz baits, and lipless crankbaits. I use Shooter fluorocarbon for any crankbaits, jerk baits, Texas rigs and Carolina rigged soft plastic baits. When using a spinning reel for finesse fishing I use 7lb FC Sniper fluorocarbon line with strong confidence.
As you know, Lucky craft lures are proven tournament winning lures. I like cranking with the RTO series and RTO Lipless Crank series. When I’m fishing clear water, I like to tie on a topwater bait like the Gunfish. My favorite jerk bait is the Slender Pointer. Every Lucky Craft bait is made in Japan and very worth to pay the high price for this quality lure. For me, the fishing lure is a tool to catch more bass efficiently and I have to have the best tools when I do my job. Colorwise, I like chartreuse and black back or shad colors for crankbaits and any natural color for topwater and jerk baits.
I have been with Gamakatsu since 1991 and this is the sharpest and strongest hook on the market. Every hard bait I use, I change to a Gamakatsu treble hook before it goes into my tackle box. I like to use EWG super line offset worm hook for all my Texas rigs and Carolina rigged soft plastic worms. I also like the G-lock worm hook for Senko type finesse baits. If I need to drop shot I use a split shot/drop shot hook or an off-set worm EWG hook around brush piles. Strong quality hooks help me put more fish in my boat for sure.
I have been wearing on and off with Sight master polarized glasses sunglasses more than 10 years. Sight master is clearly making differences on how I can see through. My favorite lens color is Light Brown. If it’s a cloudy day or early in the morning I wear Ease Green. No doubt my mind glass lenses are the best.