Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Member (Years): 12
Maine B.A.S.S. Nation Club: Androscoggin Bassmasters
Years of Tournament Experience: 12
Member of these Maine State Teams (Years): 2008, 2012, 2013
Favorite Body of Water: Cobbossee Lake
Largest Largemouth: 6-9
Largest Smallmouth: 4-6
Favorite Lure/Technique: Jigs
Sponsors: Grizzbaits.net, Mom & Dad
Your personal and fishing accomplishments: My junior angler accomplishments, Maine Junior Champion 2008, 2012, 2013, Junior Eastern Divisonal Qualifier 2008, 2012, 2013 Junior Eastern Divisonal Champion 2008, Junior World Championship Qualifier 2008, 2013, L/A Junior Bassmasters Angler of the Year - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, Androscoggin Bassmasters Co-Angler of the Year - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012., 2017, University of Maine Bass Team 3rd place Chautaqua Lake FLW College Series
Best Fishing Story: There are at least two actually. My most recent memorable moment I had is when I went to Boston to fish the 2012 Bassmaster Eastern Divisional. Even though the fishing was real tough, I had a great time. The sights were astounding and the weather cooperated all week. The most memorable thing while pre-fishing with my dad, Bill Rider, and Jonathan Curran was the hour and a half boat ride through the locks. Fishing the Charles is much different than fishing the Androscoggin, for one thing there is not a huge Citgo sign overlooking Fenway Park within site. I dont think there is anything like fishing in the city and I will always cherrish the moments I had out there. Off the water the Maine team treated me like one of their own and we all had a bunch of fun going out to eat at local places and sharing stories we had while pre-fishing. The best part about fishing in Boston was the fact that my dad and I got to be on the same team and do some great bonding. I can't say enough about how great everyone was and I can't wait for another week full of bonding with the new team on Sebago in 2013.
My other most memorable moment I have had is when I went to Kansas to fish in the Junior World Championship when I was 12. Even though the weather wasn't good I had a fun time out there. I also learned what a baseball hat is called in Canada. They call it a tuke. While I was out fishing, my partner and I were so into the fishing, that we never got to sit down and eat our lunch. When I was up on that stage it felt like I was on top of the world. While my family and I were in Kansas we had so much fun on and off the water, I will never forget that weekend, and hope to return to the JWC for some unfinished business.
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Last Updated December 1, 2017