We haven’t had a “Name That Angler” feature here on the Bass Fishing Archives in a while, so we’re going to ease you back into the New Year with a relatively simple one.
In order to claim this week’s prize, just answer the following three questions:
- Who is the pictured angler?
- What was his best finish in a tour-level event?
- What lure(s) did he use to earn that solid finish?
Here’re the answers:
He became the youngest pro competitor in Elite Series history when he joined the tour in 2010. He earned the Rookie of the Year title that season, but it wasn’t his first accolade in the sport. He’d previously qualified for both he Junior Bassmaster World Championship and the FLW/National Guard Junior World Championship, winning the former event at age 13.
Roy’s best finish in a B.A.S.S. event was 2nd in April 2012 at the Southern Open on North Carolina’s Lake Norman. He hasn’t quite matched that at the Elite level, although in four years of Elite competition he’s earned three top 10 finishes, including a personal-best 3rd place result in June 2011 at Wheeler.
At Wheeler, the 20-year-old Roy caught 17-10 on the third day of competition to climb into the lead, almost 2 pounds ahead of eventual winner David Walker. Roy added 10-01 on Day Four and fell to third, one place behind KVD. According to post-tournament coverage from BassFan, he used a Carolina Rig (green pumpkin 4” Berkley Power Hawg), crankbait (Nasty Shad SPRO Little John DD) and structure spoon (Strike King Sexy Spoon) to amass his weight over the four days.