Jason Austin

Apex 2022

2022 Apex Cup-Angler Profile-Jason Austin

In His own words:

I am a family man. I love my family. I love my country and I love the Marine Corps. I love to fish and hunt. I love the competition of fishing, but I don’t take it too seriously. I don’t let it get in my head. I believe that when you’re in a tournament, everything happens for a reason. For example, if I get a snag, there’s a reason for it; so, I just roll with it. Maybe that put me behind or slowed me down just enough to make the timing right for the next fish that’s going to eat. I believe you can and should make good things happen out of the bad on tournament day. That is the mindset I take with me into competition. The competition is part of what attracts me to APEX. It is the best thing we’ve had on the West Coast, and I am happy to be a part of building that. I look forward to fishing against the elite anglers of the West. I want to be part of something that grows the sport in the West. Of course, I want to win a couple of APEX events; but as a personal goal, I want to be part of passing it on to the next generation.

Hometown:

Ione, Calif.

Highlights:

Boat win in ABA Team Championship, the best part of fishing for Jason has been being able to spend time with his family on the water

 

Behind the angler:

 Jason has fished with his dad as far back as he can remember. His tournament life began in high school when his dad’s friend was looking for a partner. Once home from the Marine Corps, Jason teamed up with his own dad to resume tournament action.

In the boat:

A flippin’stick, football head jig rod and a frog are staples in Jason’s boat. He prefers to tie on Spro frogs and Big Bite Baits or Yamamoto plastics. He always has spools of P-Line on board as well. A peek underneath the compartment lids may also reveal a truck or tractor that his grandson left behind.

Sponsors:

Hook’d, Accell Marketing, LLC dish Premier Local Retailer, Ranger Boats, Hook’d, Sierra Tree Specialists, Torch Eyewear, Salon Envy