Steve Hodge has been fishing tournaments since 1984. He won his first tournament in 1986 on Lake Tawakoni. Fishing dated back to when he was a small kid on farm ponds around Troup, Texas. Then as a teenager fishing ponds around Whitewright, Texas. He grew up fishing Lake Texoma, Lake Bonham, and Lake Tawakoni. With many weekend trips to the lake with his family.
He played several sports in High School at Whitewright. Earning All-State honors in Football as a QB, All-State honors in Basketball, and a two time State Qualifier in Track in the ½ mile. After High School he earned a scholarship in Football to play at East Texas State (A&M Commerce). Playing three years there before transferring to Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant to finish his carrier. Steve earned an Education degree. And, after a short stint in Rookie camp with the Houston Oilers, he began his carrier as a Teacher/Coach for 33 years. Spending 31 of those years in Crandall, Texas.
He started the high school fishing program in Crandall in 2011. Flourishing from 10 members to 26 high school members currently. Crandall is a member of THSBA and fishes in the Central Division.
He is married to his wife of 36 years, Linda. Has three sons, Brody, Brice, and Brock. Brody and he fish Media Team Circuit on Lake Fork. With their best finish in AOY in 2014, finishing 3rd AOY. He fishes Media, JC Outdoors, BLT, and Bass Champs Circuits.
He is enjoying Semi-Retirement and plans on retiring to a lake house on beautiful Lake Fork in the future.