Jack Patterson started fishing with his dad when he was 6 or 7 years old. He grew up in North Alabama primarily fishing the lakes of the Tennessee River. Occasionally, Jack and his father would catch fish on the Tallapoosa and Coosa Rivers. They would rent boats at marinas and put their old, hard to start, 5 h.p. Johnson on the boat. Later, Jack’s dad upgraded to a used, but freshly painted, V-hull plywood boat with a brand new 9.9 Mercury, which they took everywhere; however, a tornado smashed the boat after some years. Jack has fished ever since.
Jack is having the time of his life following in his father’s steps and fishing with his son, Andrew Patterson. Jack says, “Anytime a teenager wants to spend time with their parent is a great time, I’ll take it! I learn more about bass fishing from him and the Battlefield Bass Anglers club members than they receive from me, but I keep learning and try to be supportive to all. Cheers and tight lines.”