I live in Many, LA. I was an x-ray/CT tech at Christus Schumpert Health System in Shreveport, LA from 1997-2009. After being out of work for 8 months, I have now started working at the Natchitoches Regional Hospital. I live on the shores of Toledo Bend Lake and love it. I don't fish many tournaments any more but find the occasional one to try my luck in. Dad and I used to compete together in the Oilmen's tournaments on Toledo Bend. (Dad was with Pennzoil and later with Apache Corporation). Anybody familiar with Toledo Bend has probably heard of the Oilmen tourneys. They are usually anywhere from 350-750 teams depending on which tournament it is. Dad and I generally collected a check that would pay for our expenses and that's about it, but the time spent together was the important part to me. We did put it all together and win the very first Louisiana Oilmen's tournament in 1995. (gosh that seems like so long ago now but I remember it like it was yesterday) That was a big thrill for the two of us after fishing together for so long. Dad had me in the boat starting as far back as I can remember. The first pic I have of me holding a bass is when I was 3 years old. We spent lots of time in the Atchafalaya Basin and on Lake Henderson when we lived in Lafayette, LA but then he got transferred to Houston in 1980 and we primarily fished Toledo Bend from there. My first boat was a 1992 Sabre with an Evinrude Intruder 150. After enjoying that rig for 20 years, I finally moved up into a 2004 Cougar/225 Mercury Optimax. I sold my Sabre to a good friend and he is now enjoying it as much as I did. I hope to make many more memories in the Cougar and if it lasts me another 20 years I'll be a happy fisherman.