Scott “Gunny” Favors grew up in Central Indiana and began fishing with his father from the time he was old enough to hold a rod on his own. Fishing small lakes or wading creeks, Scott fished every chance he could, at least when it wasn’t frozen, and even then, he still went occasionally. Spending every summer weekend at his family’s camper on Middle Fork Lake allowed Scott to learn to catch all species of fish, but Bass quickly became his favorite. Scott began fishing tournaments as a youngster with his father who gave him his first baitcaster, an Abu Garcia 5500C, at age 10 and took Scott in the back yard and said, “If you want to bass fish, you have to learn how to use one.” It took him about a week to master it and he has not stopped since; he still has that 5500C!
Joining the Marine Corps after High School and making a career in it, afforded Scott the opportunity to fish the clear deeps lakes in Southern California to the Tidal Waters of the Potomac River, where he currently calls his home water. He has fished about all levels of bass fishing except the Full Time Professional level, including a short time as a guide. He has been successful at every level he has participated in, including numerous AOY’s from across the country. Scott is a versatile bass angler, whether throwing big swimbaits for California giants, finesse fishing for Coosa River Spotted bass in Alabama, or chucking a frog over grass for Potomac River largemouth. However, putting the trolling motor on high and burning a spinnerbait or a crankbait is his passion! Scott’s favorite thing about bass fishing is to share all the different things he has learned from coast to coast and over 40 years with new members in Battlefield Bass or someone just getting started in bass fishing.
Scott has been married to his lovely wife for 23 years and they have two wonderful children who love the outdoors as well.