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My name is Patrick Snellings and I am a Senior Design Qualification Engineer with Johnson Outdoors Marine Electronics- Humminbird in Alpharetta, Georgia.
I graduated with my Master's Degree in Fisheries Science from Auburn University in May 2015 and I received my Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries Science from Virginia Tech in 2012. While attending Auburn University I was president of the Auburn Bass Fishing Team and two time recipient of the Robert M. Jenkins Memorial Research Scholarship SDAFS . At Virginia Tech I was Vice President of the Virginia Tech Bass Fishing Team, founder of Trout Unlimited at Virginia Tech, and Vice President of Xi Sigma Pi the national forestry honor society.
I secured three FLW College Fishing top ten finishes and numerous other top ten finishes in intercollegiate and intracollegiate tournaments while at Virginia Tech. This includes a win at Tanner’s Creek and a 5th place finish in the FLW Northern Conference Championship which lead to a 2013 FLW College Fishing National Championship berth.
I began writing fishing articles for various outlets in 2011 and have been published in BASS Times, BassWest USA magazine, Bass Quest magazine, AdvancedAngler.com, and OutdoorHub.com. I have also been a regular contributor for BassEast.com and Bassmaster.com.