Growing up in East Texas. Fishing has always been a part of my life. It's just something my friends and I always did on the weekends. I picked up a kayak from a big box store nine years ago. It was just something my son and I could do together. Little did I know that purchase would change my life. It took six years before the change started to take hold. I would always take my kayaks out with my son and friends on the weekends. Little did I know there was a huge following with these little plastic boats.
Three and a half years ago I found out about EXTKF (East Texas Kayak Fishing). I had little to no idea what to expect. I went to the first event and I was blown away that there were so many people that also like to fish out of kayaks. The events went absolutely horrible. I lost two fish off the board. The wind blew me all over the lake. It was a bad day for me, or at least I thought so. I ended up winning 4th place at my very first event and I won $60. That was all it took for me to be hooked. Now, three years later, I have competed in over 120 events over eight states. I have been lucky enough to have 55 top ten finishes, 10 3rd place, three second and have won nine! It's been an amazing road I have traveled over the last few years. I have become a part of such a wonderful group. This really has become a lifestyle for me and my family!