Since I caught my first fish as a kid, fishing has been my passion. In high school, if I wasn't working or going to school, I was putting in my Jon boat in Lake Houston or Sheldon Reservoir trying to catch a largemouth. In fact, at age 16, one of my first paychecks was spent on a Minn Kota trolling motor for my jon boat. In colIege, I participated in local club tournaments and got to fish Lake Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend while working on a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Biology at Stephen F. Austin State University. I moved to Austin in 1999 and then in 2003, bought a house in the Lago Vista community and started to learn how to fish a Highland Reservoir.
Since 2003, I've pretty been busy with helping to raise two daughters, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army National Guard, and maintaining a full time civilian job. During that time, I didn't pass up the chance to go fishing even if it was for a couple of hours. Now that my girls are teenagers and apparently know how to do everything, I've got to focus more on fishing. Plus, I'm out of the Army as well. I'm a few minutes from the boat ramps in Lago Vista which works well for a fishing guide servicing the Austin area.
Lake Travis has some really big fish and the number is growing. During the 2017 TTZ, Basschamps, and FLW tournaments, there were numerous +5lbs bass caught and several +8lbs fish as well. As the lake continues to stay at normal pool, there are more monsters growing in the deep brush that is everywhere on the lake.