I started fishing around the age of 5 when my
father took me for the first time. I grew up in
Industry, PA a small town north of Pittsburgh
on the Ohio River. Living so close to the Ohio
River, that is where a majority of my early days
of fishing took place. My father and mother both
liked to fish so we also went to Lake Arthur,
Lake Erie and Pymatuming Reservoir (all Western
Pa waterways) quite often.
The Learning Years:
After High School I went directly into the USMC
which gave me plenty of opportunities to fish
different waters from California Delta to the
Neuse River in North Carolina. It was in North
Carolina where I joined my first bass club, The
Havelock Hawg Busters. We fished tournaments year-round
so that gave me the opportunity to fish under
a wide range of conditions, from steamy hot to
After I was Honorably Discharged from the Marines,
I returned to Industry where I joined the Western
Pennsylvania Bass Association and the South Hills
Bassmasters (a club near Pittsburgh). Fishing
both clubs enabled me fish with many different
anglers and add to my knowledge of bass fishing.
A year later I joined the Outcasts Bassmasters
which was a local club that fished a lot of tournaments
on the Ohio River, a body of water that I knew
like the back of my hand.
In 1992 I moved to Oswego, New York, a town on
Lake Ontario. There I joined the Port City Bassmasters,
having to work 7 days a week I could not fish
much for the first year. The following year I
started the Oswego Bass Association which I served
as President for 4 years the club grew to over
30 members and is still in existence today.
The Maturing Years:
In 1995 I started fishing The Redman Tournament
Trail (now called the Walmart BFL) I was quite
successful in many tournaments that first year.
That is when I started to fish Redman Full time.
I have been fishing Professionally now for 4 years,
I fish the BFL, FLW, Everstart and Bassmaster
tournament trails. I am also currently the tournament
director of the U.S. Anglers Choice New York Division.
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