Boat and Equipment

I am currently operating two unbelievable fishing platforms! The first is a brand new War Eagle 2170 BlackHawk Ducks Unlimited Edition. The boat is 22’10” long and 8' wide and can run in less than a foot of water. She can carry over 15 dozen shiners without missing a beat! She is powered by a Merc 150 Four Stroke and has a Minn-Kota Trolling Motor and Humminbird electronics. She is trailered by a Road King Aluminum tandem axle trailer. I need a boat that can obviously carry up to five clients comfortably, be tough enough to handle Rodman's stump filled waters, and yet be light enough to launch at some very makeshift and remote Ocala National Forest boat ramps. This boat exceeds all these requirements. The next rig is a Sea Ark 180 Mud Runner Mud Boat. She is powered by the AMAZING GatorTail GTR 37hp Mud Motor! This motor is an absolute BEAST and gives me the ability to go over, through and around almost any obstacle you can imagine in any water situation. It gives my customers the ability to get places inaccessible to almost any other angler!

This rig also has a Minn-Kota Trolling Motor and Humminbird electronics. She has a custom aluminum trailer modified for shallow launches by Road King and B & S Sportsman Trailer companies. Take it from someone who has owned every imaginable configuration of fishing boat from a 13' Gheenoe with a 5 HP Mercury to a 22' Ranger Comanche 522DVX with a 250 V-Max Yamaha and everything in between, for sheer toughness, fishing room, and maneuverability these boats are hard to beat. Also being environmentally conscious it was important to me to select low emission outboards. These two power plants fit the bill as being very reliable, low emission and fuel efficient motors and they are just down right tough! I also choose Minn-Kota trolling motors as they seem to be considerably more quiet than anything else on the market. For electronics we choose Humminbird down and side imaging units, as I’ve always had great luck with these models. The fishing room in the War Eagle is considerably more than the largest bass boat and yet it weighs a fraction of a fiberglass bass boat. This lighter weight allows for use of a smaller displacement outboard and therefore cuts operating expenses and has less energy consumption in a time where I feel compelled to be conscious of this. These rigs are the perfect companions in our quest to pursue these trophy fish!

We use high end Shimano and Lews bait-casting reels and 7' to 8' heavy to extra heavy custom trigger style bait casting rods. We have been fortunate to be granted Elite status by Shimano and these rigs spooled with 15 to 25 lb. Berkley Trilene Big Game mono give us the edge we need to land the behemoth fish that we tangle with!

I exclusively wear Under Armour Products as it quite simply is the best outdoor gear in my opinion in the world! In fact there is nothing even close! Whether using their Heat or Cold Gear, NOTHING holds up like their products!