Tony's ProfileTony has been fishing' all his life, and has been a successful guide for the past 20 years on lakes Hartwell and Russell in Northeast Georgia. Guiding mainly for Largemouth bass, Hybrid & Stripped Bass & Catfish.. Tony is an avid Largemouth Bass Tournament Angler that fishes many Local and Pro Tournaments. He fishes 3 to 5 days a week and has 40 years experience. He has fished all over the East Coast and Mid West
Tony has caught numerous Largemouth Bass out of Lakes Hartwell & Russell over 9 lbs. and lots in the 5-8 lb range, Hybrid Bass in the 8-10 lb range, and Stripped Bass in the 30-40 lb range. He holds a Virginia State Citation for a 9 lb Largemouth Bass, caught in 1981. He won the 1st Big Money Tournament he ever participated in on Lake Russell in 1987. (72 Marine Tournament, $1850.00 purse.) He has won numerous Local Tournaments here in Northeast Georgia. He fished as a Pro on the Red Man, Hungry Fisherman, Jerry Ryne, Palmetto State Team, and Wal-Mart Trails. And now at the age of 50, he has retired from Tournament Fishing (Full-Time). However, he still competes in Tournaments (Part-Time), but puts his guide service as his number one priority!
He has acquired a lot of good sponsors over years and still has some great sponsors.
In Appreciation to My Sponsors: Thank You!N & C Marine (Lavonia, GA) Casey's Pro Tire (Toccoa, GA) Canon Auction (Canon, GA) Frontier Signs & Graphics (Eastanollee, GA) I-DEAL Pawn & Jewelry (Lawrenceville, GA) Scratched & Dent Appliances (Royston, GA) Tony's Trading Post (Martin, GA) Matt's Trading Post (Jacksonville, FL) Pat & Tony's Auction Services (Martin, GA) Rat-L-Trap Lures - Bill Lewis Eagle Claw Tackle Co. Jennings Tackle Supply (Charlotte, NC) And others pending! P.S. Please take a kid fishing today and practice catch and release. Catch and release is your children's future and a chance for them to catch a wall hanger!