COM­PAR­ING AND CON­TRAST­ING TOP FLW AN­GLERS

SA Bass - - Flw South Africa - by Tyler Brinks PHOTOS BY D.W. REED II

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST FISH?

JC: A bluegill, fish­ing with my dad, Reddy.

HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU FISHED YOUR FIRST TOUR­NA­MENT?

JC: It was a bank-fish­ing derby, and I won it. It was by to­tal length. Ev­ery­one else was fish­ing for bluegills, and I caught a shiner that was longer.

ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW WOULD YOU RATE LEDGE FISH­ING?

JC: I love doing it, just not in tour­na­ments. I would say a 5.

WHAT IS YOUR FA­VORITE FISH­ERY?

JC: Lake Cham­plain, be­cause you can catch large­mouths or small­mouths and fish from 4 inches to 40 feet deep and still catch them.

BE­SIDES BASS, WHAT’S YOUR FA­VORITE SPECIES TO CATCH?

JC: Any­thing in salt­wa­ter. They fight so much harder, and you never know what you’ll catch.

ARE YOU A HUNTER?

JC: I went one time, and we got a 12-foot gator on the St. Johns River. Swamp Peo­ple makes it look easy, but it’s hard work. It was un­be­liev­able how hard it was.

HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE FORCED TO MOVE TO NEW YORK CITY?

JC: I’ve never been there, but went to Chicago and hated it. I was out of my el­e­ment.

IF YOU WEREN’T A PRO FISH­ER­MAN, WHERE WOULD YOU WORK?

JC: I would prob­a­bly be work­ing at Wal­mart or some­place like that.

WHO WOULD YOU RATHER TAKE FISH­ING: KANYE WEST OR KIM KAR­DASHIAN?

JC: Jeez, that’s a hard one. I’d prob­a­bly be sick that day so I didn’t have to go.

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