JaKKed Angler of the Week

Kate Hough - Aiken, SC

 1. What is your home water?
Clark's Hill, SC/GA   


2. If you could throw 3 Lures for any situation what would they be?
Wacky Worm style Peanut Butter & Jelly Senko on Trapper Weedless Hook from from Naconiche Creek Baits
White Pearl Fluke on a Flash Jakk Underspin
Davis Buster's Shaky with a Zoom Trick Worm


3. When and why did you start fishing?
Every year growing up I vacationed with my family in the mountains of North Carolina. This provided me with the week of the year that I had the opportunity to try and catch a fish. I was bream fishing when at the age of 8 I hooked into my first Largemouth Bass. After that I was "hooked" and have pursed trying to learn how to catch bass ever since. The Lord has Blessed me with many people in my life that have taught me a lot about the sport on this journey.


4. What is your most memorable event/story/happening while Fishing?
My most memorable event happened just this past weekend while fishing the Toys for Tots benefit tournament on Clark's Hill Lake. Mid afternoon we had already started to cull several times and my partner hooked into his first quality keeper fish of the day. I quickly reached for the net trying to help him land his fish. In doing so I propped my favorite rod setup with a wacky senko against the steering console of the boat. As soon as the fish was in the boat I turned and saw that a fish had put the snatch on my senko, rod, and reel! I had a few choice words to say when my partner reached to tie on a monster deep diving crank-bait in hopes to snag my pole in 25 foot of water. About 4 or five minutes passed and the bucket mouth fish that was at least  a 5lber came out of the water and shook the Trapper Hook out of his mouth. One cast later and my partner was my hero and was able to pull up my rod and reel, my only wish was that Ol' Big would have still been on it!


5. What is your favorite rod and reel setup?
FishNFX Custom 6 ft Medium Heavy Rod with the Cinnetic Crafty CRB4 2500 Hybrid


6. What is 1 piece of advice you wish someone had shared with you about Fishing that you had to learn yourself?
The best advice that I have to share is to be versitle when fishing. The fish change daily in what they are eating and where they are hiding. Don't be too stuck on where they should be and success you may have had in practice to be able to change your script and try something new. Go with your gut,and 9 times out of 10 it works!
 

Michael Hall

 1. What is your home water?

I'm proud to claim B. Everett Jordan lake of North Carolina my home lake.Its a 13,900 acre reservoir loaded with quality bass that offers multiple ways to catch them. It recently rewarded me with my personal best large mouth of 12 plus pounds. 


2.If you could throw 3 lures in any situation what would they be?

Texas rig, square bill, Carolina rig


3.When and why did you start fishing?

I started fishing roughly five years ago with my little brother. My parents purchased a pontoon boat and for some reason we had a bright idea to start cat fishing. It didn't take long that we got tired of chasing cats and graduated to bass. We scared bass away for about a year in the pontoon before getting serious with a bass boat and haven't looked back since.


4. What is your most memorable event/story/happening while fishing?

My most memorable moment would be when I caught my first double digit bass. That very morning on the way to the lake me and my brother discussed that one of us would catch a 10 pounder within the year. I would have never guessed it would be that day. It was a day nothing seemed to work but I remember I had a new square bill I wanted to try. I tied it on threw it out just to make sure it ran right. I hooked what I thought was a log until I felt a head shake. After a short fight my brother and I sat in disbelief looking at the largest bass we had ever seen in person folded in his net. That's a day I sure will never forget.


5. What is your favorite rod and reel combo?

7" MH Cashion elite series rod paired with Quantum smoke HD 



6. What is one piece of advice you wish someone would have shared with you about fishing that you had to learn yourself?

I wish someone would have told me that your line selection is one of the single most important decisions you can make. I have learned the hard way to never sacrifice quality for price when it comes to your fishing equipment.  

Doug Dye - Cedar Bluff, Virginia

November 22nd 2017

1. What is your home water? 

I live in southwestern Virginia,  but east Tennessee is where I do most of my fishing. Holston Lake and Boone Lake are about equally fished. 


2. If you could throw 3 lures for any situation what would they be?

#1- and always on my deck, Carolina Rig 

#2- Jig (Jakked Dokk Rokk or Finesse Jig)

#3- Crankbait


3. When and why did you start fishing?

My dad took me bass fishing my first time when I was 9. We went night fishing and I used a spin cast reel and tossed a Arborgast Mud Bug all night. Ended up catching 5. From then on I was hooked. 


4. What is your most memorable event/story/happening while fishing?

There have been so many in my years. But one of the more recent ones stand out. I lost my left arm due to an accident. I was also left handed. I thought my fishing was over. One day while my dad and I was cleaning out my boat for the winter, God gave the the vision of cranking with my left arm using a prosthetic device. With some clear tubing, a pvc cap, and an ace bandage,  I rigged one up. The first trip out with it, I caught my first bass backwards (lol). It was a 4lb smallmouth. Now, still going strong.  


5. Favorite rod and reel setup?

My favorite rod length is 7'-7'3" MH

I prefer a 7:1 speed reel for most applications


6. 1 piece of advice you wish someone had shared with you about fishing that you had to learn yourself?

If I could give myself one piece of advice,  it would have been to learn to fish offshore sooner. The banks get beat up pretty badly. Learning to read maps sooner while reading a primitive depth finder would've been helpful. 


Kendall Dye - Woodruff, SC

November 15th 2017

1 -  What is your home water? 

The lake I fish the most is Lake Rabon, it is a 540 acre reservoir that holds tournaments almost year round. I am currently looking to join with someone on one of the few tournament trails in my area, they cover Lake Hartwell, Lake Murray, Lake Monticello and Lake Keowee. 


2 - If you could throw 3 lures in any situation what would they be? 

Top three baits would have to be Jigs, Jerk Bait, and texas/C-rig. 


3 - When and why did you start fishing? 

I started fishing around 4 years of age. It began with family we would visit in NC that had a small pond. We would visit several times a year, family members that lived there were not big on fishing but loved to eat fish. I would take care of that for them! From there it continuously grew to each family beach trip I spend mornings and late evening/nights fishing. 


4 - What is your most memorable event/story/happening while fishing? 

By far the most memorable fishing situation will be my biggest Largemouth, I had gone to a local reservoir right before sun up, by 9:15am I literally had not gotten a single nibble. I had made my mind up to head in and get some things done at the house. I had pulled to the boat landing and tied up, during this I thought to myself if I go home I’ll get some chores done and have nothing to do for the rest of the day. I untied and went to the very first main lake point, on my second cast with a C-rig lizard I noticed my line moving horizontally, reeled up slack and set the hook. The fish did not jump at all but put up a decent fight. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I got it to the surface. After I got the fish in, I proceeded to head to the boat landing and headed home! 


5 - What is your favorite rod and reel combo?

Enigma HPT rod and Ardent Apex Grand 


6 - What is one piece of advice you wish someone would have shared with you about fishing that you had to learn yourself? 

This is a tough one, a majority of my fishing has been done solo up until recently. But I would say the advice that might would have helped the most is, throw the bait you are not comfortable with and have confidence!  

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