About

Fishing DNA

Spending summers in the small northern Michigan town of Alpena in his early years, the fishing rich culture was quickly ingrained in Garrett’s DNA. What was simply a fun hobby to do while there was time to kill, quickly turned into a burning passion he could not get enough of. Multiply that with a competitive drive from years of playing hockey against some of the best competition in the world, and it makes for a perfect tournament fisherman recipe.
Jumping into the tournament scene at 16 years old, Garrett experienced early success, as well as some hardships along the way. But with years of dedication, and hard work, he now feels ready to take the next step in the bass fishing world. Now at 22 years old, Garrett strives to qualify for the Bassmaster Elite Series with hopes to test his talents among the best in the world.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2012 Michigan Federation Classic Series AOY
Michigan State Team Qualifier
FLW Costa Series Championship Qualifier
BASS Carhartt College National Championship Qualifier

TECHNIQUES

Spring - Lipless Crankbaits

Lipless crankbaits excel when bass relate to shallow water. Thus, Spring and Fall are the best times to toss a lipless crank. This bait’s tight wobble makes it perfect for cool water, and a lipless crank’s wheelhouse is between 45 and 60 degree water temperature. Lipless cranks, with their deep body profile, effectively mimic shad, bluegill, and crawfish, depending on what color you are tossing. Red crawfish pattern lipless cranks are a staple in most pro’s prespawn arsenal.

 

Fall – Swimbaiting

If you're not looking for numbers and it's big bass you want, then swimbaits are what you should be throwing. At a time of year when bass are gorging on other fish, a swimbait is an excellent choice for anglers pursuing the bass of a lifetime.

Summer - Flippin' / Froggin

Frog fishing has rightfully earned its spot as being the most invigorating, hard hitting techniques for targeting brute bass during the heat of mid-summer. Those who have fished the frog are aware of it’s value when fishing the thickest matted grass. While frog fishing thick pads and grass may seem like the only way to produce solid strikes there are other overlooked methods of frogging that aren’t limited to fishing slop.