Gary Senft

Gary Senft   Gary Senft Nitro 898

Personal
Name: Gary Senft
Home Town: Phoenix, AZ
Birthday: Jan 18
Occupation: U.S. Post Office
Hobbies: Fishing and Country Dancing
   
Stats
Year’s tournament fishing: 24 years
Titles/honors: Captain Nitro State Team – 2008 and 2009
2006 Angler of the Year ABF
2006 Angler of the Year ALLSTAR Bass Teams
2004 Angler of the Year ALLSTAR Bass Teams
1999 Angler of the Year Phoenix Bass Masters
1998 State Team Captain for Steel Marine
1997 Angler of the Year Phoenix Bass Masters
1995 President of Phoenix Bass Masters
1994 President of Phoenix Bass Masters
Career highlights: 2007 Became a fishing pro for the Bass Pro Shop, Mesa, AZ
2005 won Super Team Championship ALLSTAR Bass (won boat)
2004 won Super Team Championship ALLSTAR Bass (won boat)
2001 won Super Team Championship ALLSTAR Bass (won boat)
2000 1st Place winner as a member of the Arizona Team competing in the Bass National Federation in Oregon
   
Angling stuff
Favorite Bait: Swimbaits and top water
Favorite Method: Working it thru the trees
Angling Hero: Kevin Van Dam
Home Lake: Pleasant
Favorite Lake: Roosevelt
Least favorite Lake: Canyon
Favorite Technique: Drop shot
Primary fishing strength: Shallow water fishing
Secondary fishing strength: Texas Rig
Biggest weakness: Bed Fishing
Boat: 2008 Nitro 898
Motor: 200 Mercury Optimax
Tow vehicle: 2005 Ford F150 4×4
Fishing sponsors: Nitro Boats, Mercury Motors, Tracker Marine Boating Center, Bass Pro Shop, Motor Guide, BC Graphics
   
Personal Stuff
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite Movie: The Natural
Favorite Music: Country
Non-Angling hero: Alan Jackson
When not fishing: Country dancing with my wife
   

 I am a native of Arizona and have been fishing since I was 6 years old.  My Dad and Mom loved the outdoors and we fished as a family all over Arizona .  Bass fishing was more of a challenge to me, so I decided to pursue it through tournaments and club fishing.
I won my first ALLSTAR Bass tournament in 1990 and was hooked.  I joined the Phoenix Bass Masters Club in 1993.  My first sponsorship was with Steel Marine in 1997 with a Fisher Bass Boat.  I appeared on the television show “Fishing with the Good Ol’ Boys” for six years.  I also appeared on the television show “Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Views” for five years.  
 
Another highlight was guest staring on the radio show “KOY Radio Fishing Show” and working with physically challenged children through the program “Fishing Has No Boundaries” for two years.  Currently I have guest stared on a few episodes of “Fishing with Johnny Johnson”.  
 
My personal goal is to share my love of fishing through training seminars and workshops to people of all ages.  A perfect day to me is spending a day of bass fishing at any lake.