For most of his 47 years, Tom Mundy of Laurens has been trying to figure out better ways to catch fish. As a kid, he would sneak into local farm ponds, and as he grew up, he expanded his territory to include nearby Lake Greenwood. As time went by, the creative bug hit Mundy, and he began designing lures that would give him the edge on Greenwoods native fish populations.
I first started out by making topwater baits to catch stripers below the Greenwood dam, Mundy said. After that, I learned how to pour plastic baits, and largemouth bass were the target. Later it was bream and crappie.