Glenn: I am Glenn May with BassResource. comand I’m here with Jeff Kriet. Jeff, glad tohave you aboard today. Jeff: It’s good to be here, man. Fixing toget things kicked up. Glenn: Oh yeah. I bet you are. Hey Jeff, nowhow long have you been fishing?Jeff: Fishing bass?Glenn: Fishing bass. Jeff: I guess this is like my 14th or 15thyear fishing Bass Master. I started, I’vebeen doing it full-time maybe for 12 years. 10 or 12 years now. I don’t know. Glenn: Now did you start fishing when youwere a kid?Jeff: Oh, I fished, I mean, I won my firsttournament, I guess, like 100 boat tournamentwhen I think I was like 14. And, my mom wouldhave to drive me to the lake and pull my boat. I didn’t have my driver’s license. I’ve beenfishing forever. It’s something I knew I wasgoing to do. When I was like 5 years old,I said I’m going to fish for a living, youknow? My parents thought I’d outgrow it butI never did. Glenn: Now in all those years of fishing,what would you say would be your most memorablebass?Jeff: Probably the first one I caught on aplastic worm, you know? I mean, I caught ’emon like Beetle Spins and stuff like that. You know, it’s a big deal to throw a plasticworm back then and I remember finally catchingmy first one on a worm, you know? The wayI was taught to do it, you throw it out thereand get the bite and you go on point and youreel it, you let him go. I think I probablygutted him but that was a big deal to me tocatch my first one on a worm. Glenn: So what about your biggest bass? Whichone was that?Jeff: Probably the biggest bass I think Icaught is maybe, actually this year or lastyear, I caught one practicing for the PAAChampionship. I caught one, I figure it wasprobably around 12 pounds. Glenn: Ooh, that’s good. Jeff: Well, I caught it in practice. And beforethat, the biggest bass that I ever caughtin my life was in practice too, so I gottaswitch that up a little bit, you know?Glenn: So what’s your favorite big bass technique?Jeff: Probably for me, I would say, probablylike a football jig. I like that a lot. I’vecaught a lot of big fish on a football jig,swim bait of course is. All the swim baits. If I’m going to a lake that I know I’ve gotto fish for big ones, you’ve gotta throw aswim bait. I’m learning that deal more andmore. It’s a different kind of fishing butthe big Osprey’s a good one and I like theweighted ones for fishing offshore. All thefish I weighed in at Kentucky Lake this yearwere on a swim bait so I’m learning man. Versatility. Glenn: That’s right. Now, I’ve been hearing,kind of around, whispering around on the wind,people are calling you Squirrel?Jeff: Yeah, that’s been going on for a while. Glenn: Now what is with that? What is that?Where did that come from?Jeff: Well, Hackney started it several yearsago. I’d be doing really good in a tournamentand then like the day I really needed to catch’em, like on the top 12 day or something,I might not catch ’em and Hackney always said,“Man, you’re like a squirrel looking for anut out there, man. You’re running around,getting all crazy, you know?” He said yourold tail was twitching. Well, and that startedit and then I was doing seminars and I hadmaybe 50 people or 100 people watching myseminars and then pretty soon I got like 1,000people watching my seminar and I thought,man, I’m smoking this deal. Iaconelli don’thave nothing on me. And then I realized theywere all coming to see Twiggy, that waterskiing squirrel. So there’s only about 50or 100 to see me and a thousand came to seea squirrel. So when everybody saw that godown, I mean, VanDam calls me the squirreland it just kinda stuck. Glenn: Oh, okay. Jeff: I’ve been called worse. Glenn: Now, besides fishing, what else doyou like to do?Jeff: I like to bow hunt a lot. I’ve alwaysbow hunted. I’ve killed one deer with a riflein my life and that didn’t do it for me andI bow hunt a lot. I also have an offshoreboat. I like to go offshore and catch tunaand big grouper and stuff like that. So, whenI’m not fishing, I fish, really. Or I hunt. I mean, that’s what I like to do and I don’tknow. I play a little golf. Glenn: But what would be your dream vacation?Jeff: Probably go to Venice, Louisiana andpull my big boat down there and stay for twoor three weeks and go offshore with my family. My wife and daughter. Glenn: That would be awesome. Jeff: Yeah. Glenn: That sounds like a lot of fun. Jeff: I mean, we went to, over Christmas,I took my wife and daughter over to Mexicoand we went out there and hung out on thebeach and that was fun but man, if I’m thatclose to the water, I got to get out thereand try to catch something. Glenn: What’s one thing that the fans outthere might not know about you that you’dlike to share with us?Jeff: I don’t know. I used to wear a suitand tie everyday to work. Glenn: Really?Jeff: I was a commercial loan officer for8 years. Glenn: No kidding?Jeff: Yeah. Suit and tie traded off for shortsand flip flops. Huh?Glenn: I can’t see you in a suit. Jeff: I couldn’t dip it. I couldn’t even havea dip. Glenn: No way. Jeff: You know, so. Glenn: What’s your favorite ice cream?Jeff: Favorite ice cream? Probably chocolatechip. Glenn: Good choice, good choice. All rightJeff, well hey, won’t take much more of yourtime anymore. Appreciate you spending timewith us today. Jeff: Yeah, thank you. Glenn: And we’ll see you out on the waterthis year. Jeff: Right on. Maybe we’ll be doing a biginterview at the end of the week. Glenn: Yeah. All right. Jeff: Maybe even, you may even have to waitin line. Glenn: Take care man.