Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member (Years): 5 Years
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Club: Androscoggin Bassmasters
Years of Tournament Experience: 6 Years
Member of these Maine State Teams (Years): 1 Year
Favorite Body of Water: 1000 Islands
Largest Largemouth: 7 lbs 2 oz
Largest Smallmouth: 6 lbs
Favorite Lure/Technique: Flippin
Boat/Motor: Legend V20 Merc
Your personal and fishing accomplishments: 2015 BASS Team Championship DeGray Lake Arkansas - qualified through Man vs Bass team trail. 2015 State fish off 5th place. 2013 Androscoggin Bassmasters AOY. 2013 Rocky Hill Bass Anglers AOY.
Best Fishing Story: Last year I fished a tournament in November on Lovewell Pond. I had fished the same one in the past and struggled to find many fish. I started my day out in the very middle of the lake, despite the strong winds in the forecast. 35 degrees, 40 to 50 mph winds with gusts to 60! Within 30 minutes I had put 3 nice smallies in the boat but the wind was picking up. I hooked into a nice 3.5lb smallmouth and put it in the live well. When I looked back up to make a cast, I was 150 yards off the spot I was catching them. My trolling motor couldn’t battle the wind forward, so I had to fire up the big motor to get back to where I had been. The fish were all over a particular jerkbait, but if you’ve tried to fish one in gale force winds, you know a cast ends up 40 yards from where you aimed and doesn’t go very far. Unable to hit my target, with my trolling motor on high, I had to abandon my hot spot around noon. After almost being blown off the deck of the boat several times in 45 degree water, I ran to a sheltered bank. I caught about 10 more fish over the rest of the day but I couldn’t cull out any fish. I realized quickly, the ones I had out in the middle were better than I thought. Heading back to the takeoff was an adventure in itself. The 50mph wind was blowing directly into the launch. Waves crashed and boats slammed into the shore. To make matters worse, a friend’s boat had broken a steering cable, had dead trolling motor batteries, and was heading for the back of the cove. I jumped in my boat and idled over to him battling the 5-6 foot waves. While being tossed around like in a big washing machine, we managed to get a rope on his bow and pulled him to safety. To some, this sounds like an awful day on the water. For me it was one of my favorite tournaments, and some of the most fun I’ve had on the water. Having won the tournament likely helped, but the challenge and adventure of the experience is what I enjoyed most.
More on Jason
www.bassmaster.com/video/2014-toyota-bonus-bucks-team-championship-weigh-archive at 31:30 DeGray Lake weigh in day 2
Last Updated June 28, 2017