Born and raised in Minnesota, Bob now lives in Detroit Lakes. He caught his first bass when he was only 2 years old and has had a passion for fishing ever since. He grew up fishing at his grandfather’s cabin in northern Minnesota which allowed him to grow as a fisherman. He could always be found out at the dock or on his jonboat. Bob has always been a big fan of Bassmaster and learned a lot of techniques growing up from their magazines and television episodes. When Bob turned 14, he joined the Bassin’ Boys club and started fishing in Jr. B.A.S.S Nation tournaments. After he turned 18, he became a part of the Lakes Area Bassmaster where he started competing against adults.