Years as a full-time pro angler: 7
Signature technique/strength: Offshore fishing
Home waters: Chickamauga Lake Favorite place to fish: Tennessee River
Career highlights: Buddy is a two-time FLW Tour winner who earned an invitation into the Elites via the Eastern Opens division. During his rookie campaign, Buddy won the Bassmaster Elite at Lake Eufaula, coming from 10th place on Championship Sunday to win his first Elite title. Buddy won another at Harris Chain in 2022.
Did you know: Before he ever hoisted a blue trophy, Buddy had a job selling heavy trucks.
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Family: LeAnn (wife), Bella, Myles (children)
Birthdate: August 18, 1972