Born and raised in Sacramento, California
My grandfather Grady Loyd got me into fishing at a very early age. The oldest picture of me is of me with a 6lb striper and I was six years old. I know and was told he had me out fishing at even a earlier age. My grandfather mostly fished for stripers in the Delta and that is mostly where he took me fishing. My grandma always said I would bug him to take me out all the time. As a small child I never had a problem getting up early and was always ready before the alarm went off. Growing up and going through school I was always looking for work after school. All I had on my mind was making money to spend on fishing and fishing lures. I lived for a while in Natomis off Northgate bld. There was a tackle shop there named Mike's Bait and Tackle. After school I use to always beg my mom to drive me there to buy lures. Then later I use to walk there then ride my bike. I'd do anything to make a buck or two to spend at Mike's. My teenage years I started mowing lawns and saving money. At the time I had boats on the mind and wanted one bad. I ended mowing enough lawns and saved up 150 bucks. One day I snuck off and rode my bike to the old 49'er Auction yard. I was walking along and found my dream boat. A 10ft Valco flat bottom. It was in real bad shape but I had to have it. After a lot of haggling I ended up buying it. One problem though, I had no truck and haven't even started driving yet. LOL.. The guy selling the boat felt sorry for me and ended up delivering the boat to my driveway. I later mowed enough lawns for a motor, fish finder, and a seat. My grandfather was nice enough to put me to work on his ranch to get a old ranch truck he had. So after that I was on my way in a big way.
Now at 34 years old I fish two or three day a week. I do my best to practice catch & release. I fish the salt water for Halibut, stripers, bottom fish and salmon, Fresh water I fish for trout, kokanee salmon, landlocked king and coho salmon, striped bass, and sturgeon.