AGE: 51

FAMILY: Wife - Wanda, daughters - Emily & Sarah

HOBBIES: Turkey hunting, cooking 

BIGGEST BASS: 11 pounds, 4 ozs


FAVORITE TECHNIQUE: Shallow water with jig & spinnerbait


OBJECTIVE/MISSION:  Inform and educate fishing techniques, patterns, and safety.  Concentrate on fishing at the professional level.  Represent quality companies in a professional manner.  Committed to the future of sport fishing.


 Host/Producer:  Carolina Outdoors the show
 Association of Professional Anglers Member (A.B.P)
 Profession Anglers Association member (P.A.A.)
 FLW Tour Pro
 B.A.S.S. Tour (Elite) Pro
 4 Time Stren Series Championship qualifier
 3 Time BFL ALL-AMERICAN qualifier  
 Number of Tournament Wins: 12
 Number of Top-Ten Finishes: 27
 9 Time Winner of Tournamant Big Bass Award 
 Outdoor Show seminar speaker
 Guest/host speaker special events
 Professional Advisor N.C. State University Bass Fishing Team
 Promoter/Representive for Industry Company products, services & values
 Fishing Guide Service - Carolina Outdoors
 Weekly fishing report, N.C.'s largest daily paper, Raleigh News & Observer.  Daily   circulation of 400,000 plus
 Monthly fishing report, nationally recognized fishing website: 

Print Media Exposure:    Appeared or featured in -

 In-Fisherman magazine 
 FLW Outdoors magazine
 North Carolina GAME & FISH magazine
 Iowa GAME & FISH magazine
 Ohio GAME & FISH magazine 
 Pennsylvania GAME & FISH magazine 
 Indiana GAME & FISH magazine 
 New England GAME & FISH magazine
 Illinois GAME & FISH magazine 
 Bassmaster magazine 
 BASS Times magazine
 Boating Lifestyles magazine
 NC Boating magazine
 Carolina Adventure  magazine (cover photo 2 times
 North Carolina Sportsman magazine
 Bass Fishing magazine 
 The Fisherman's News and Tales magazine
 Hook & Line magazine 
 USA OUTDOORS magazine 
 Easy Summer Living magazine 
 Italy's BASS MANIA magazine 


 FSN Sports
 Fox Sports South
 Fox Network FLW Outdoors TV show
 ESPN Bassmasters
 ESPN2 All American TV show
 Coastal Carolina TV show
 Berkley Fishing TV commercial
 North Carolina Adventure TV commercial
 Outdoor Network Live radio broadcast
 Numerous Outdoor web sites  


Ranger Boats 
Skeets Custom Rods
Yamaha Outboards 
Collins Boating
Custom Lures Unlimited
Eagle Claw


Jeffrey first got into fishing from the banks of irrigation ponds, as a young child, on his grandfather's tobacco farm. When he got older, he and his grandfather would take fishing trips to the coast of North Carolina, where they would spend long weekends either fishing in the surf or on a public pier for croaker. Jeffrey got away from fishing during college and later, when he concentrated on tobacco farming. Not until after meeting and marrying his wife, Wanda, who also was born and raised on a tobacco farm, did he return to fishing. 

In 1988, he joined a local B.A.S.S. Federation Club, where he found the competitive desire to succeed. Jeffrey soon qualified for the N.C. B.A.S.S. Federation State Tournament. After 2 years, he begin fishing some regional and national tournament circuits. First, fishing the Grand National Circuit in 1990, winning 1 event; becoming Grand National Angler of the Year runner up; and finishing 17th at the Grand National Championship held on Sam Rayburn, TX. Second, Jeffrey begin fishing the Red Man Trail, now known as the Wal-Mart BFL, in 1991. He went on to qualify for 3 BFL All-Americans.

In 1994, Jeffrey begin fishing the B.A.S.S. Invitationals, qualifying for the B.A.S.S. Top 100 Pro Am trail his first year. Since then, he has competed in the B.A.S.S. Tour (Elite), B.A.S.S. Opens and also the Wal-Mart FLW Tour and Stren Series. 

Jeffrey is also host/producer of the show "Carolina Outdoors" in association with Minnow Bucket Productions.  It features outdoor experiences in the Carolina's and also highlights life on the road as a professional bass angler.  Carolina Outdoors can be seen via webcast in 9 countries. The website,, is ranked as one of the top 50 in overall fishing websites.  Jeffrey also is a very popular guest speaker for area fishing clubs, outdoor shows, and special events.

For more info on Jeffrey, to inquire about sponsorship, book an appearance, or to view photo's from tournament results, seminars and special appearances, visit

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