Cody Cleary has been guiding at Live Oak Plantation for 6 years. Cleary started fishing at the age of 3 and tournament fishing at 12. Cleary has a Phoenix 921 Pro XP boat that he uses to take clients out on. He describes fishing at Live Oak "first class."

"The amount of healthy large bass is unbelievable," said Cleary. 

His favorite baits are top water frogs and slow dragging a worm.  In his spare time, he also owns his own business and enjoys spending time with family, fishing, fishing and more fishing! He starts his day at Live Oak by meeting his clients at the lodge, and off to lakes they go. 

“After launching the boat, the trolling motor is down and we are on the hunt for the big bass,” said Cleary. “I enjoy fishing, it's a big passion of mine, but at the end of the day, it's all about the customer and watching them have a good time and catch fish. I love to fish, but I also love to teach and show each and every client a good time on the water and putting fish in the boat."