Boat-picThe Happy Snooker is a 2012 Sea Charter Flats boat from Carolina Skiff Boat Company. She measures 18’6″ and drafts 7.5 inches. She’s equipped with a Suzuki 90hp four stroke outboard, Minn Kota trolling motor, Minn Kota Talon Electronic anchor, Lowrance GPS and a polling platform.

The equipment I carry on board are either RedBone or Okuma rods (7 and 7.5 foot) and Okuma RTX 40S reels spooled with FINS Windtamer 15lb or 20lb braided line and 15-20lb Seagur Flourocarbon leader. As far as the artificials we throw, I’m a huge fan of everything Rapala makes, particularly the XR-8 twitch bait in the Glass Ghost pattern and the new Shadow Rap. We also throw the Skitterwalk top water baits and the DOA Cal Jigs and soft plastics. We top off everything with Pro Cure scents.