BASSMASTER Elite Series Anglers

As a retired Elite Series angler myself, I know the need of exposure. I created this section to help give the BASSMASTER Elite series anglers a little more exposure. Also, to allow you the members of Bass Fishing Factors a way to easily find your favorite BASSMASTER Elite Series Angler. Just click on the anglers name to be redirected to BASSMASTER to find each anglers complete Tournament Statistics.

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Casey Ashley

ashley_caseyCasey Ashley is a three–time Elite Series winner and the 2015 Bassmaster Classic champion.

Hometown: Donalds, South Carolina
Birthdate: February 1, 1984
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting

Visit: Casey Ashley Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Costa, Quantum, Zoom Bait Company, HI-SEAS, Lowrance, Livingston Lures, Simms, Power-Pole

Adrian Avena

avena_adrianHometown: test, New Jersey

Sponsors:  Berkley,  Costa,  Abu Garcia,  A.R.E. Truck Caps,  BassCat Boats,  STORMR,  Tackle Direct,  NuThreadz

Visit: Adrian Avena Website



Drew Benton

benton_drewHometown: Panama City, Florida

Sponsors: Phoenix Boats,  Lowrance,  Tightlines UV,  Phenix Rods,  Bagley Bait Company,  Millennium Marine,  Nichols Lures

Visit: Drew Benton Website



Josh Bertrand

bertrand_joshRecently selected as one of the top 30 anglers under 30, Elite pro Josh Bertrand has been a part of the Bassmaster Elite Series since 2013.

Birthdate: November 18, 1988
Hobbies: Fishing, golf, fitness

Visit: Josh Bertrand Website

Sponsors: Berkley, Mercury, Nitro, Garmin, Costa, Smokey Mountain Chew, Bass Pro Shops, Abu Garcia, Hatch Toyota, Berkley Trilene, Boat Bling, Southwest Building Solutions, A&M Graphics

Tommy Biffle

biffle_tommyHometown: Wagoner, Oklahoma
Birthdate: February 6, 1958
Family: Sharron (wife), Jennifer (child)
Hobbies: Hunting, archery

Visit:Tommy Biffle Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Quantum, Gene Larew Lures, River2Sea, Ranger Boats, Sunline, Lowrance, Kevin Grover GMC, Tommy Biffle Lakeside Polaris, Wired2Fish, Vicious Vision, Power-Pole

Stetson Blaylock Elite Series Pro AnglerHometown: Benton, Arkansas
Birthdate: August 27, 1987
Family: Lindsey (wife), Kei (child), Linnie (child)
Hobbies: Duck hunting, deer hunting, turkey hunting, working on old vehicles, spending time with family

Visit: Stetson Blaylock Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Garmin, T-H Marine, BOOYAH Bait Company, Seaguar, 13 Fishing, Bass Mafia Tackle, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Amphibia, Legend Boats, Power-Pole, YUM, Quicksilver, Geared, Everette

Jay Brainard

brainard_jayHometown: Enid, Oklahoma

Sponsors: Strike King Lure Company, 13 Fishing, Raymarine, Plenum, Power-Pole, Crossed Industries, No. 8 Tackle, NSN Management, Rugged Outdoors, ENGEL Coolers

Visit: Jay Brainard Facebook


Stephen Browning

browning_stephenHometown: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Birthdate: April 28, 1966
Family: Tammy (wife), Beau (child)
Hobbies: Bow hunting, golf

Visit: Stephen Browning Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Live Target Lures, Z-Man Fishing Products, St. Croix Rods, Lew’s Reels, Gamma Fishing Line, Wiley X Eyewear, Jewel Bait Company, Optima Batteries, Plano, Raymarine, Frabill, Power-Pole

Brandon Card

card_brandonTennessee’s Brandon Card, who competed for the University of Kentucky, is the first Bassmaster College Series angler to qualify for the Elite Series.

Hometown: Caryville, Tennessee
Birthdate: July 25, 1986
Hobbies: Fishing, hiking, kayaking, basketball, football, extreme sports

Visit: Brandon Card Website

Sponsors: Triton, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Vicious Vision, Suzuki, Buff, Boater’s Insurance, Agency, Empire Covers, BHQ, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Yo-Zuri, Berkley Trilene, Power-Pole, FishSens Technology

Tyler Carriere

Hometown: Youngsville, Louisiana
Family: Bobbi Casey (wife), Carter (child), Liam (child)
Hobbies: Hunting

Visit: Tyler Carriere Facebook



Brent Chapman

chapman_brentHometown: Lake Quivira, Kansas
Birthdate: July 6, 1972
Family: Bobbi (wife), Mason, Makayla (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, being on our property, spending time with my family

Visit: Brent Chapman Website

Sponsors: Huk, Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Garmin, Costa, Bass Pro Shops, Gamma Fishing Line, Livingston Lures, Trokar, Eagle Claw, Tightlines UV, Plano, Odyssey Battery, Frabill, Power-Pole, Fulton, Picasso Lures

Hank Cherry

cherry_hankHank Cherry was the 2013 Elite Series Rookie of the Year.

Hometown: Maiden, North Carolina
Birthdate: February 8, 1974
Family: Jaclyn (wife), Bella Grace, Christian (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, carp fishing, church

Visit: Hank Cherry Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Costa, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Livingston Lures, Creme Lure Company, Evan Williams Bourbon, P-Line, T-H Marine, Power-Pole, ER Jigs

Jason Christie

christie_jasonJason Christie is a 2-time Elite Series champion, and winner of two Bassmaster Opens events.

Hometown: Park Hill, Oklahoma
Birthdate: November 3, 1973
Family: Amy (wife), Alison, Ana, Jaslyn (children)
Hobbies: Watching the girls play sports, deer hunting

Visit: Jason Christie Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Garmin, Ranger Boats, Sunline, Lew’s Reels, Trokar, T-H Marine, Falcon Rods, Cherokee Nation Businesses, BOOYAH Bait Company, Gill, Power-Pole, YUM

Luke Clausen

clausen_lukeHometown: Spokane, Washington
Birthdate: August 3, 1978
Family: Single
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing

Visit: Luke Clausen Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Z-Man Fishing Products, Gamma Fishing Line, Bridgford Food Corporation, STORMR, Tackle Warehouse, Megabass, Tuf-Line, Dirty Jigs, Tackle, REC Components

Rick Clunn

clunn_rickHometown: Ava, Missouri
Birthdate: July 24, 1946
Family: Melissa (wife), Sage, River, Brooke, Cortney (children)
Hobbies: Mountain biking, hiking

Visit: Rick Clunn Facebook

Sponsors: Nitro, Bass Pro Shops, Tracker Marine, Luck E Strike, RICO Topwaters

Keith Combs

combs_keithHometown: Huntington, Texas
Birthdate: December 10, 1975

Visit: Keith Combs Website

Sponsors: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Yamaha, Ranger Boats, kV Power, Loving Toyota, Batson Enterprises, Shimano, Biobor, Strike King Lure Company, Power Tackle Rods, BLV Enterprises, Seaguar, Humminbird LakeMaster, Owner, Rayjus Outdoors, Tackle Addict,

Dustin Connell

Hometown: Clanton, Alabama
Birthdate: July 16, 1990

Visit: Dustin Connell Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, Costa, Lowrance, T-H Marine, Power-Pole, 6th Sense Lures, Airport Marine, Veneer Cast Stone, Inc., Central Alabama Movers, McKinnon Toyota


Brandon Coulter

coulter_brandonBrandon Coulter is a ‘gray-bearded rookie’ on the 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series. Coulter transitioned from the FLW Tour to the Opens before joining the Elites Series.

Hometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Birthdate: June 20, 1970
Family: DeAnna (wife), Trevor, Nolan, Callie Caye, Andie Belle (children)
Hobbies: Bow hunting, golf, anything with the kids, sports, biking

Visit: Brandon’s Website

Sponsors: Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Costa, Bunch Marine, 13 Fishing, Rice Buick GMC, Power-Pole, Corona, Bass Boat Electronics, Threds

John Crews

crews_johnVirginia pro John Crews is a nine-time Classic qualifier and is a one-time Bassmaster Elite Series champion.

Hometown: Salem, Virginia
Birthdate: June 11, 1978
Family: Sonja (wife), Ivy, Myah, Noah (children)
Hobbies: Weight training, golf, spending time with family

Visit: John’s Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Sunline, Vicious Vision, Evan Williams Bourbon, T-H Marine, SPRO, Cashion Fishing Rods, BassCat Boats, Lithium Pros, Gamakatsu, Raymarine, Under Armour, General Tire

Cliff Crochet

crochet_cliffHometown: Pierre Part, Louisiana
Birthdate: August 1, 1983
Family: Sara (wife)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, watching sports, spending time with friends and family

Visit: Cliff’s Website

Sponsors: Huk, Skeeter, Yamaha, Lowrance, Falcon Rods, Luck E Strike, Seaguar, Rat-L-Trap, K2 Coolers, Humdinger Spinnerbaits, Plenum, Power-Pole

Mark Daniels

Hometown: Tuskegee, Alabama
Birthdate: July 24, 1981
Family: Mark, Morgan (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, working out and family time


Sponsors: Mercury, Garmin, Ranger Boats, Seaguar, Missile Baits, Rat-L-Trap, Kistler, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Cabela’s, Snag Proof, Evolution Baits

Clent Davis

davis_clentHometown: Montevallo, Alabama

Visit: Clent’s Facebook

Sponsors: Garmin, Yo-Zuri, Nichols Lures, Mister Twister, Okuma Fishing Tackle, The Fish Bomb, Southern Tradition, E-Liquid, Airport Marine



Mark Davis

davis_markMark Davis is 3-time Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year and the 1995 Bassmaster Classic champion.

Hometown: Mt. Ida, Arkansas
Birthdate: October 11, 1963
Family: Tilly (wife), James, Hunter, Fisher (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, coaching pee wee football

Visit: Mark Davis Facebook

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Lowrance, Lew’s Reels, Strike King Lure Company, Seaguar, Optima Batteries, Simms

Ott DeFoe

defoe_ottHometown: Knoxville, Tennessee
Birthdate: September 17, 1985
Family: Jennie (wife), Abbie, Parker, Elizabeth (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, fishing, fishing

Visit: Ott DeFoe Website

Sponsors: Berkley, Huk, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Nitro, Costa, Bass Pro Shops, Buff, T-H Marine, Lithium Pros, Rapala, Terminator, VMC, Fenwick, Pflueger, Orca Coolers, Onyx, Blue Water LED, Aqua-Vu, ConnectScale

Boyd Duckett

duckett_boydHometown: Guntersville, Alabama
Birthdate: April 28, 1960
Family: Jennifer (wife), William, Jack, Annabelle, Eli (children)
Hobbies: Golf, land development

Visit: Boyd Duckett Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, Vicious Vision, Rat-L-Trap, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Castaic BD Series Baits

Brent Ehrler

ehler_brentThough 2015 was Brent Ehrler’s rookie season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, he has a decade of professional angling experience including a Forrest Wood Cup win.

Hometown: Redlands, California
Birthdate: February 3, 1977
Family: Kelley (wife), Ollie (child)
Hobbies: Snow skiing, golf

Visit: Brent Ehrler Website

Sponsors: GoPro, Huk, Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Lucky Craft, Ranger Boats, Sunline, Gamakatsu, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Tackle Warehouse, Talon Fishing Unlimited, Plano, Daiwa, The Rod Glove, BOSS Jig Heads, National Prostaff

James Elam

elam_jamesHometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Birthdate: August 22, 1986
Hobbies: Hunting, shooting, weight lifting, running, cooking, music

Visit: James Elam Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Lowrance, Simms, Daylight Donuts, Jackall Lures, TrueFit Medical Labs

Paul Elias

elias_paulHometown: Laurel, Mississippi
Birthdate: May 19, 1951
Family: Kristy (wife), Erin, Paula, Angie, Morgan, Tommy, Gary (children)
Hobbies: Golf

Visit: Paul Elias Website

Sponsors: Triton, Costa, Orca Coolers, Honda Marine, Mann’s Bait Company, Pinnacle Fishing, Raymarine, Atlas, Power-Pole, White Peacock Flurocarbon

Edwin Evers

evers_edwinEdwin Evers is a 11-time B.A.S.S. winner, including the 2016 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro.

Hometown: Talala, Oklahoma
Birthdate: November 30, 1974
Family: Tuesday (wife), Kylee, Kade (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, working on pecan farm, anything outdoors

Visit: Edwin Evers Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Nitro, Bass Pro Shops, Lowrance, Wiley X Eyewear, Optima Batteries, Mustad, Megabass, General Tire, Pelican International, Luna Sea

Todd Faircloth

faircloth_toddTodd Faircloth has earned over $2 million dollars while competing in B.A.S.S. events.

Hometown: Jasper, Texas
Birthdate: July 25, 1975
Family: Angie (wife), Hudson, Harrison, Helen Claire (children)
Hobbies: Hunting

Visit: Todd Faircloth Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Sunline, Lowrance, Gill, Strike King Lure Company, Gopher Industrial, Retirement National, CastAway Rods

Seth Feider

feider_seithHometown: Bloomington, Minnesota
Birthdate: October 16, 1984
Hobbies: Duck hunting, deer hunting, shed hunting

Visit: Seth Feider Website

Sponsors: Mercury, BassCat Boats, Rapala, VMC, Daiwa, Outkast Tackle, Amphibia, Navionics, Storm Lures, Sufix, Power-Pole, SLIX Rod Cover

Micah Frazier

frazier_micahHometown: Newnan, Georgia
Birthdate: June 7, 1988
Family: Anna (wife)
Hobbies: Working out, hunting

Visit: Micah Frazier Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Abu Garcia, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Simms, Mann’s Bait Company, Buckeye Lures, Lance Camper, Power-Pole, FCA Outdoors, Buffalo Rock

David Fritts

Hometown: Lexington, North Carolina
Birthdate: December 29, 1956
Family: Alisa (wife), Dalisa, Thomas (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, Cooking


Berkley, Ranger Boats, Vicious Vision, Lew’s Reels, Hamby’s Beaching Bumpers, Raymarine, Evinrude

Chad Grigsby

grigsby_chadHometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota

Visit: Chad Grigsby Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Garmin, Ranger Boats, Lew’s Reels, Typhoon, Team Day’s Boat Sales, Power-Pole, Keystone Light, Rockport Rattler Jig



Shaw Grigsby

grigsby_shaw2Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Birthdate: May 11, 1956
Family: Polly (wife), Amy, Shaw (children)
Hobbies: Archery, fishing

Visit: Shaw Grigsby Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Quantum, Lowrance, Trokar, Eagle Claw, Strike King, Lure Company, Seaguar, Simms, FIRST / TBS, Zebco, Star brite, Odyssey Battery, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Yeti Coolers, Power-Pole, Mathews, Pro Angler Resources

Greg Hackney

hackney_gregGreg Hackney is a two-time Elite Series champion and the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.

Hometown: Gonzales, Louisiana
Birthdate: September 1, 1973
Family: Julie (wife), Andrew, Luke, Hannah, Sarah (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, saltwater fishing

Visit: Greg Hackney Website

Sponsors: Huk, Mercury, Phoenix Boats, MotorGuide, Garmin, Quantum, Gamma Fishing Line, T-H Marine, Strike King Lure Company, Bass Mafia Tackle, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels

Skylar Hamilton

Hometown: Dandridge, Tennessee
Birthdate: December 4, 1994
Hobbies: Kayaking, golfing, designing aluminum boats, lure making, and building shelves from driftwood

Visit: Skylar Hamilton Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, T-H Marine, K2 Coolers, The Rod Glove, Raymarine, Buckeye Lures, Jackall Lures, Power-Pole, New Pro Products, Xpress Boats, Bayou Rattler Products

Jamie Hartman

Hometown: Newport, New York
Birthdate: October 27, 1972
Hobbies: Hunting, Archery, Playing Poker

Visit: Jamie Hartman Facebook

Sponsors: Nitro, HI-SEAS, Bass Pro Shops, Lowrance, Cashion Fishing Rods, Power-Pole, Riot Baits, T3, Steet Toyota, ATC Motor Freight, OK 4WD & Tire


Matthew Herren

herren_mattHometown: Ashville, Alabama
Birthdate: January 8, 1963
Family: Candy (wife), Josh, Jacob (children)
Hobbies: Golf, hunting

Visit: Matthew Herren Website

Sponsors: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Skeeter, Yamaha, Gamma Fishing Line, Reaction Innovations, Santone Lures, Elite Tungsten, Kistler

Brett Hite

hite_brettBrett Hite is a Bassmaster Elite Series angler from Arizona. Since joining the series in 2014, Hite has landed four Top 10 finshes.

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Birthdate: September 15, 1978
Family: Courtney (wife)
Hobbies: Hunting, four-wheeling, shooting, golf

Visit: Brett Hite Website

Sponsors: Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Costa, Rigid Industries, Ranger Boats, Sunline, Reins Tungsten, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Daiwa, Simms, Lance Camper, Evinrude, The Hook Up Tackle, EverGreen

Tim Horton

horton_timmyTim Horton won the 2000 Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year award as a rookie and is an 11-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier.

Hometown: Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Birthdate: October 3, 1972
Family: Melanie (wife), Lauren, Leah (children)
Hobbies: Turkey hunting

Visit: Tim Horton Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Nitro, Bass Pro Shops, Lew’s Reels, T-H Marine, Duckett Fishing, Raymarine, Colbert County Tourism, Amphibia, Sack Caddy, Z-Launch

Randy Howell

howell_randyRandy Howell is a 21-year veteran of the Bassmaster Tour. He is the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion.

Hometown: Springville, Alabama
Birthdate: September 25, 1973
Family: Robin (wife), Laker, Oakley (children)
Hobbies: Basketball, saltwater fishing, hunting with my boys

Visit: Randy Howell Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Costa, Bass Pro Shops, Lowrance, Gamma Fishing Line, Livingston Lures, Blue Water LED, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Daiwa, The Rod Glove, Odyssey Battery, King’s Home, Lunker Lure, Frogg toggs, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, RigRap, Daiichi Premium Fishing Hooks, Valley Fashions, Do-it Molds, Benton Nissan, Power-Pole, Pro-Tech Outdoors, Camping World

John Hunter

hunter_johnJohn Hunter is a 2016 Elite Series rookie after qualifying via the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Northern Opens.

Hometown: Georgetown, Kentucky

Visit: John Hunter Website

Sponsors: Mercury, P-Line, T-H Marine, Ardent Tackle, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Construction, FishBrain, Afterburner, Biwaa, Stanley Jigs, 6th Sense Lures, New Pro Products, NightFishion, The Leash, Falcon Boats, G-Rods International

Michael Iaconelli

iaconelli_michaelMichael Iaconelli is the only angler to have won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster Angler of the Year and B.A.S.S. Nation Championship.

Hometown: Pittsgrove, New Jersey
Birthdate: June 17, 1972
Family: Becky (wife), Drew, Rylie, Vegas, Estella (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, breakdancing, collecting old ink bottles, gardening, water polo, laser tag, candy making, ghost hunting, civil war reenactment, needlecraft, ham radio, macrame, playing the flute

Visit: Michael Iaconelli Website

Sponsors: Toyota, Berkley, Yamaha, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Missile Baits, BassCat Boats, Rapala, VMC, Tackle Warehouse, Renegade Eye Gear, Molix Spinnerbaits, Under Armour, Hobie Fishing, Flambeau Outdoors, Power-Pole, Dr. Dan’s

Kelley Jaye

jaye_kelleyHometown: Dadeville, Alabama
Birthdate: October 3, 1972
Family: Cheryl (wife), Kelsey, Katlyn, (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, working, spending time with my wife and kids

Visit: Kelley Jaye Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Costa, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Lew’s Reels, Optima Batteries, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, ALX Rods, Power-Pole, AMPS

Alton Jones

jones_altonHometown: Lorena, Texas
Birthdate: July 13, 1963
Family: Jimmye Sue (wife), Alton Jr., Kristin, Jamie (children)
Hobbies: Bible study, hunting, the stock market, computers

Visit: Alton Jones Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Lowrance, BOOYAH Bait Company, Blue Water LED, Kistler, Lifeline Youth and Family Services, Legacy Outfitters, YUM, Miracle-Ear

Alton Jones Jr

Hometown: Lorena, Texas
Hobbies: Duck hunting, snow skiing

Visit: Alton Jones Jr Facebook

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Garmin, T-H Marine, BOOYAH Bait Company, Bomber Lures, Kistler, YUM, Miracle-Ear, Zoneloc Hooks


Kelly Jordon

jordon_kellyHometown: Flint, Texas
Birthdate: September 2, 1970
Family: Kerri (wife), Ruby Kate, Cole (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, saltwater fishing

Visit: Kelly Jordon Facebook

Sponsors: Toyota, Skeeter, Yamaha, Lucky Craft, Duckett Fishing, Kim’s Convenience Stores


Stephen Kennedy

kennedy_steveHometown: Auburn, Alabama
Birthdate: April 19, 1969
Family: (wife) Julia, Sophia, SJ (children)
Hobbies: Fly fishing and tying

Visit: Stephen Kennedy Facebook



Gary Klein

klein_garyHometown: Weatherford, Texas
Birthdate: October 11, 1957
Family: Jana (wife), Lakota, Kanyon (children)
Hobbies: Longe-range shooting, bow hunting, fishing

Visit: Gary Klein Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Quantum, Lowrance, T-H Marine, Berkley Powerbait, Berkley Havoc, Duckett Fishing, Simms, Odyssey Battery, Repel, BOSS Outdoors, Berkley Trilene, Power-Pole, Berkley Fusion19 Hooks, Berkley Hard Baits, Carlisle, Shallow Water Anchor

Koby Kreiger

kreiger_kobyHometown: Osceola, Indiana
Birthdate: September 13, 1968
Family: Lisa (wife)
Hobbies: Tarpon fishing, being outdoors

Visit: Koby Kreiger Website

Sponsors: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Abu Garcia, Ranger Boats, T-H Marine, Talon Fishing Unlimited, Evinrude, RMC BoatWorks, Roland Martin Marine, Powell Rods, Trailmaster Trailers

Jeff Kriet

kriet_jeffHometown: Ardmore, Oklahoma
Birthdate: May 19, 1969
Family: Stefanie (wife), Paige (child)
Hobbies: Saltwater fishing, hunting

Visit: Jeff Kriet Website

Sponsors: Triton, Yamaha, HI-SEAS, Lowrance, Trokar, T-H Marine, HydroWave, Amphibia, Big Bite Baits, Yo-Zuri, Eco-Pro Tungsten, Cabela’s, Denali Rods, Power-Pole

Bobby Lane

lane_bobbyHometown: Lakeland, Florida
Birthdate: March 6, 1974
Family: Madeline (wife), Alexis, Robert, Amberley (children)
Hobbies: Golf, cards

Visit: Bobby Lane Facebook

Sponsors: Humminbird, Minn Kota, Yamaha, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Abu Garcia, Spiderwire, Eagle Claw, Berkley Havoc, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Yo-Zuri, Charleston Rubber & Gasket, Keller Mechanical & Engineering, B & L Tire, Power-Pole, Gillz, Abu Garcia Veracity Casting Rod, Cutting Edge Lawn Equipment, Stone’s Outhouse, 4×4 Bass Jigs

Chris Lane

lane_chrisChris Lane is a six-time winner on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail and the 2012 Bassmaster Classic champion.

Hometown: Guntersville, Alabama
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Family: Holly (wife), Cal, Hunter, Hannah, Coleman (children)
Hobbies: Family, hunting, golf, cards

Visit: Chris Lane Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Costa, Bass Pro Shops, Trokar, T-H Marine, Luck E Strike, Lithium Pros, Raymarine, Frogg toggs, Charleston Rubber & Gasket, Stren, Bob Hembree , Chevrolet, Mustang Survival, Foodland, Legend Boats, Power-Pole, Gillz, Great Clips, Big Green Egg

Russ Lane

lane_russHometown: Prattville, Alabama
Birthdate: October 5, 1972
Family: Jill (wife), Jentzen, Jayce (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, weight lifting

Visit: Russ Lane Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, Phoenix Boats, Garmin, Sunline, T-H Marine, Gill, SPRO, Gamakatsu, CastAway Rods, Buckeye Lures, Amphibia, Big Bite Baits, Towtector, Hawgtech, Winn, Power-Pole

Robbie Latuso

Hometown: Gonzales, Louisiana
Birthdate: September 11, 1966
Family: Jamie (wife), Logan, Alyssa, Jasie (children)
Hobbies: Spending time with family, deer hunting, camping, cooking

Visit: Robbie Latuso Facebook

Sponsors: Skeeter, Missile Baits, ServiceMaster Restore, Cajun Outboards


Jordan Lee

lee_jordanHometown: Vinemont, Alabama
Birthdate: June 30, 1991
Hobbies: Watching NBA and college football games, golf, shooting pool

Visit: Jordan Lee Websit

Sponsors: Quantum, Lowrance, T-H Marine, Strike King Lure Company, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Legend Boats, Carhartt, Power-Pole

Matt Lee

lee_mattLee qualified for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic by winning the 2012 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Bassmaster Classic Bracket.

Hometown: Vinemont, Alabama
Birthdate: January 5, 1989

Sponsors: Mercury, Garmin, Quantum, T-H Marine, Strike King Lure Company, Solar Bat, Sunglasses, Legend Boats, Carhartt, Power-Pole, Cullman City Parks & Recreation

Dave Lefebre

Hometown: Erie,
Birthdate: September 29, 1970
Family: (wife) Anne (child) Mitchell
Hobbies: Volleyball, Music, Ice Fishing

Visit: Dave Lefebre Website

Sponsors: Ranger Boats, Lowrance, T-H Marine, 13 Fishing, Rapala, Terminator, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Storm Lures, Sufix, Fish Head, Power-Pole, Quigley Motor Company, Yukon Cold Lockers

Brandon Lester

lester_brandonHometown: Fayetteville, Tennessee
Birthdate: April 7, 1988
Hobbies: Deer hunting, turkey hunting, custom rod building

Visit: Brandon Lester Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Vicious Vision, T-H Marine, Optima Batteries, Raymarine, Mustad, Winn, Mud Hole Custom Tackle, MHX, Aqua Vu

Shane Lineberger

lineberger_shaneHometown: Lincolnton, North Carolina
Birthdate: June 9, 1972
Family: Hope (wife), Alli (daughter)
Hobbies: hunting, golf

Visit: Shane Lineberger Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Costa, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, P-Line, T-H Marine, Blue Water LED, Reins Tungsten, Bass Mafia Tackle, Reaction Innovations, Power-Pole, Foothills Marine, TrueSouth Custom Lures, Brian’s Crankbaits

Jared Lintner

lintner_jaredHometown: Arroyo Grande, California
Birthdate: September 5, 1973
Family: Keri (wife), JC, Allese, Jayden (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting

Visit: Jared Lintner Facebook

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Garmin, Sunline, Trokar, Gill, Shimano, Tackle Warehouse, Amphibia, Jackall Lures, G Loomis, Certified Freight Logistics, American Fishing Tackle Co.

Bill Lowen

lowen_billIn 10 years on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bill Lowen has earned seven Bassmaster Classic berths and landed 14 Top 10 finishes.

Hometown: Brookville, Indiana
Birthdate: December 3, 1974
Family: Jennifer (wife), Nevaeh and Fischer (children)
Hobbies: Hunting

Visit: Bill Lowen Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, HI-SEAS, Vicious Vision, Lew’s Reels, Tightlines UV, Raymarine, CastAway Rods, Buck Knives, Ima Lures, Reins Fishing, Optimum Baits, Remington, Lure Parts Online, ProLuresOnline

Justin Lucas

lucas_justinJustin Lucas is a native Californian who moved to Alabama to pursue his dreams as a professional angler. He joined the Elite Series in 2014.

Hometown: Guntersville, Alabama
Birthdate: May 1, 1986
Family: BreeAnna (wife)
Hobbies: Basketball, golf, fun fishing, hanging out with family

Visit: Justin Lucas Website

Sponsors: Berkley, Yamaha, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Abu Garcia, A.R.E. Truck Caps, Lowrance, T-H Marine, Tackle Warehouse, Bass Mafia Tackle, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Under Armour, Eco-Pro Tungsten, BOLT, Power-Pole

Aaron Martens

martens_aaronAaron Martens is the 2005, 2013 and 2015 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year and a four-time runner-up in the Bassmaster Classic. He’s widely regarded as the best natural angler in the Elite Series.

Hometown: Leeds, Alabama
Birthdate: August 24, 1972
Family: Lesley (wife), Jordan, Spencer (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, running, hiking, snorkeling, mountain biking

Visit: Aaron Martens Website

Sponsors: Humminbird, Mercury, Minn Kota, Phoenix Boats, Sunline, Lithium Pros, Gamakatsu, Simms, Enigma Fishing, Nationwide Insurance, Monster Tackle, Airport Chrysler, Dodge Jeep, Roboworm, Solar Bat Sunglasses, Picasso Shock Blade

Mike McClelland

mcclelland_mikeHometown: Bella Vista, Arkansas
Birthdate: December 29, 1967
Family: Stacy (wife), Justin, Jacob, Noah (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, hanging out with the family, camping

Visit: Mike McClelland Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Garmin, Sunline, Falcon Rods, SPRO, Gamakatsu, War Eagle Custom Lures, Odyssey Battery, HydroWave, Big Bite Baits, Mustang Survival, Stratos Boats, GEICO, Cabela’s, Toyota of Fayetteville, Pro Locker

Mark Menendez

menedez_markMark Menendez is a 20-year veteran of the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter and at

Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
Birthdate: September 28, 1964
Family: Caroline, Max (children)
Hobbies: Teaching fishing, spending time with my children

Visit: Mark Menendez Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, MotorGuide, Lowrance, Lew’s Reels, Strike King Lure Company, Seaguar, Optima Batteries, Tackle Warehouse, Huntsville Hospital, Outdoor Friends Forever, Navionics, Power-Pole, New Pro Products, Lucas Oil Slick Mist, Accel Grapics, Sonar Bridge, IMC Regeneration

Ish Monroe

monroe_ishElite angler Ish Monroe has 24 Top 10 finishes in his B.A.S.S. career.

Hometown: Hughson, California
Birthdate: June 20, 1974
Hobbies: Fishing, movies, fast cars, having fun

Visit: Ish Monroe Website

Sponsors: MotorGuide, Bass Pro Shops, River2Sea, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Missile Baits, Daiwa, Simms, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Cocoons, Maxima Fishing Line, Snag Proof, Mystery Tackle Box, Team Day’s Boat Sales, G2 Gemini, Power-Pole,

Andy Montgomery

montgomery_andyHometown: Blacksburg, South Carolina
Birthdate: July 9, 1982
Family: Sharon (wife), Kinsley Shae (child)
Hobbies: Hunting, sports, being outdoors, watching a good ballgame

Visit: Andy Montgomery Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Nitro, Bass Pro Shops, Lowrance, Strike King Lure Company, Daiwa, Farm to Feet, Power-Pole

Chad Morgenthaler

morgenthaler_chadHometown: Coulterville, Illinois
Birthdate: October 20, 1966
Family: Deborah (wife)
Hobbies: Bow hunting for whitetail deer

Visit: Chad Morgenthaler Website

Sponsors: Humminbird: Mercury, Minn Kota, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Gamma Fishing Line, Missile Baits, Reins Tungsten, Plano, Lunker Lure, Jasper Engines & Transmissions, Frabill, Pro-Guide Batteries, Hawg Caller, Svanda Chevrolet Buick GMC

Brock Mosley

mosley_brockHometown: Collinsville, Mississippi

Visit: Brock Mosley Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Phoenix Boats, Costa, STORMR, Blue Water LED, Power-Pole, Bagley Bait Company, NetBait, Grammer Marine, Angler Assets


Paul Mueller

mueller_paul2Hometown: Naugatuck, Connecticut
Birthdate: April 17, 1984
Family: Kimber (wife)
Hobbies: Ice fishing, basketball, cooking, riding ATVs

Visit: Paul Mueller Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, Garmin, Ranger Boats, Lew’s Reels, Gamma Fishing Line, STORMR, The Rod Glove, Ima Lures, Punisher Lures, Vexilar, Power-Pole, Reins Fishing, Optimum Baits, Dobyns Rods, Decoy

David Mullins

mullins_davidHometown: Mt. Carmel, Tennessee
Birthdate: December 17, 1981
Hobbies: Weight lifting, duck and deer hunting, coaching basketball

Visit: David Mullins Facebook

Sponsors: Triton, New Breed Archery, ConnectScale, Doomsday Tackle Company, TackleDirect, Scottsboro Tackle Company

John Murray

murray_johnHometown: Spring City, Tennessee
Birthdate: August 24, 1964
Family: Amy (wife), T.J. (child)
Hobbies: Saltwater fishing, golf

Visit: John Murray Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Gene Larew Lures, River2Sea, Ranger Boats, Vicious Vision, Lew’s Reels, Plano, Lucas Oil, Frabill, Advanced Angler, Hydro Force Marine

Britt Myers

myers_brittHometown: Lake Wylie, South Carolina
Birthdate: September 14, 1974
Family: Missy (wife), Britt, Carson (children)
Hobbies: Spending time with family

Visit: Britt Myers Facebook

Sponsors: Berkley, Mercury, MotorGuide, Costa, Rigid Industries, A.R.E. Truck Caps, BassCat Boats, Pinnacle Fishing, War Eagle Custom Lures, Gear Alloy, General Tire

James Niggemeyer

niggemeyer_jamesHometown: Van, Texas
Birthdate: November 28, 1971
Family: Sandy (wife), Daniel, Abigail (children)
Hobbies: Fishing

Visit: James Niggemeyer Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, MotorGuide, Ranger Boats, St. Croix Rods, Gamma Fishing Line, Strike King Lure Company, Owner, Raymarine, GEICO, Cabela’s, Tuf-Line, EGO, Power-Pole

Darrell Ocamica

Hometown: New Plymouth, Idaho
Birthdate: October 1, 1976
Family: Marni Ocamica (wife); Fisher, Jackson, Jerrett (children)
Hobbies: Family, snowmobiling

Visit: Darrell Ocamica Facebook

Sponsors: Lowrance, Shimano, Jackall Lures, G Loomis, Power-Pole, Accu Cull, 208 Tire, Fusion Bumpers, Concrete Construction Concepts, D&S Factors, A&Z Construction, Expert Auto Care

Takahiro Omori

omori_takahiroHometown: Emory, Texas
Birthdate: September 4, 1970
Hobbies: Spending time with friends

Visit: Takahiro Omori Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, Lucky Craft, Ranger Boats, Sunline, Gamakatsu, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Daiwa, Sight Master


Cliff Pace

pace_cliffCliff Pace is the 2013 Bassmaster Classic champion and a three-time winner on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail.

Hometown: Petal, Mississippi
Birthdate: May 23, 1980
Family: (wife) Brana, Jordan Bailey (child)
Hobbies: In shore fishing, cooking, lure building

Visit: Cliff Pace Facebook

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Costa, HI-SEAS, Lowrance, Lew’s Reels, Eagle Claw, Odyssey Battery, Elite Tungsten, Jackall Lures, V&M Baits, Temple Fork Outfitters Rods,, Black Label Balsa

Brandon Palaniuk

palanuik_brandonBrandon Palaniuk’s B.A.S.S. career began in 2011, and he has earned two Bassmaster Elite Series wins and qualified for five Bassmaster Classics.

Hometown: Hayden, Idaho
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, creating GoPro videos, snowboarding

Visit: Brandon Palaniuk Website

Sponsors: Berkley, GoPro, Huk, Skeeter, Yamaha, Rigid Industries, Abu Garcia, Rapala, Terminator, VMC, Eco-Pro Tungsten, Buck Knives, BOLT, Cabela’s, Crossed Industries, Storm Arashi

Chad Pipkens

pipkens_chadHometown: Holt, Michigan
Birthdate: August 23, 1983
Hobbies: Fishing, boating, golfing, ice hockey, water sports, snow boarding, tailgating, anything outside

Visit: Chad Pipkens Website

Sponsors: Huk, Skeeter, Yamaha, Costa, Rigid Industries, Sunline, Hamby’s Beaching Bumpers, Gamakatsu, RMC BoatWorks, Douglas J, Damiki Fishing Tackle, Powell Rods, Flow-Rite, Clear Strategy Retirement Advisors, Lake Drive Marine,, Power-Pole

Cliff Pirch

pirch_cliffordHometown: Payson, Arizona
Birthdate: October 22, 1975
Family: Alicia (wife), Kailee, Kassidy (children)
Hobbies: Archery hunting, antler shed hunting

Visit: Cliff Pirch Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Lowrance, Seaguar, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Typhoon, Roboworm, Phenix Rods, Ardent Tackle, A&M Graphics

Keith Poche

poche_keithHometown: Pike Road, Alabama
Birthdate: July 7, 1981
Family: Brandy (wife), Isabella, Ava (children)
Hobbies: Cooking

Visit: Keith Poche Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, Costa, Luck E Strike, Humdinger Spinnerbaits, Liquid Mayhem Fish Attractant, iRod Fishing, Power-Pole, Tarter Farm and Ranch

Jacob Powroznik

powroznik_jacob_0Hometown: Port Haywood, Virginia
Birthdate: September 10, 1978
Hobbies: Hunting

Visit: Jacob Powroznik Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Costa, Quantum, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Livingston Lures, Trokar, T-H Marine, V&M Baits, Priority Toyota, Power-Pole, Quicksilver

Brett Preuett

preuett_brettHometown: Monroe, Louisiana

Visit: Brett Preuett Facebook

Sponsors: Creme Lure Company, Rat-L-Trap, Mud Hole Custom Tackle, JPS Aviation, Treeshaker Tackle Company



Cliff Prince

prince_cliffHometown: Palatka, Florida
Birthdate: January 14, 1970
Family: Kelley (wife), Gracie Caryn, Syler Lane (children)
Hobbies: Fresh and saltwater fishing, deer hunting, family fun-time

Visit: Cliff Prince Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, Phoenix Boats, Garmin, Lew’s Reels, BOOYAH Bait Company, Seaguar, Owner, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Gator Tackle Co., Power-Pole, YUM, Fitzgerald Rods, Futch’s Tractor Depot Inc., Kubota Tractor Corporation

Skeet Reese

reese_skeetSkeet Reese is a 8-time B.A.S.S. winner including the 2009 Bassmaster Classic and 2007 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.

Hometown: Auburn, California
Birthdate: June 30, 1969
Family: Kim (wife), Lea, Courtney (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, golf

Visit: Skeet Reese Website

Sponsors: Huk, Mercury, MotorGuide, Lucky Craft, Ranger Boats, Lowrance, Trokar, Eagle Claw, Berkley Powerbait, Berkley Havoc, General Tire, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Berkley Trilene, Field & Stream

Marty Robinson

robinson_martyHometown: Lyman, South Carolina
Birthdate: July 1, 1973
Family: Iris (wife), Marshall, Mitchell (children)
Hobbies: Dancing, playing the guitar, taking my boys hunting

Visit: Marty Robinson Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Costa, Zoom Bait Company, Lowrance, Lew’s Reels, Luck E Strike, Simms, CastAway Rods, Buckeye Lures, Power-Pole

Dean Rojas

rojas_deanHometown: Lake Havasu, Arizona
Birthdate: July 31, 1971
Family: Renee (wife), Cameron, Austin (children)
Hobbies: Fishing, off-roading

Visit: Dean Rojas Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Sunline, Lowrance, Gill, SPRO, Gamakatsu, Duckett Fishing, Big Bite Baits, Gander Mountain, Power-Pole, Addictive Desert Designs

Scott Rook

rook_scottHometown: Little Rock, Arkansas
Birthdate: January 22, 1961
Family: Kathy (wife)
Hobbies: Deer hunting, playing guitar

Visit: Scott Rook Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Zoom Bait Company, Bass Pro Shops, Ranger Boats, St. Croix Rods, Riceland Fish Fry Oil, Power-Pole

Fred Roumbanis

roumbains_fredHometown: Russellville, Arkansas
Birthdate: November 6, 1978
Family: Julie (wife), Jackson (child)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, all outdoors sports, getting kids hooked on fishing

Visit: Fred Roumbanis Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Garmin, Gene Larew Lures, Amphibia, Ima Lures, Ardent Tackle, iRod Fishing, Legend Boats, Iron Cross Automotive, Pepper Custom Baits, Power-Pole, CMMG, WFT GLISS, Optimum Baits

Bradley Roy

roy_bradleyHometown: Lancaster, Kentucky
Birthdate: November 2, 1990
Hobbies: Hunting, shooting, reloading ammo, archery

Visit: Bradley Roy Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Triton, Lowrance, Mud Hole Custom Tackle, Whitetail Heaven Outfitters, Anglers Outpost & Marine, First Southern National Bank, Chrysler on Nicholasville, D&L Tackle, Neat Trucking, Power-Pole, Tarter Farm and Ranch, USA Cares, Cabin Creek Bait Company

Bernie Schultz

schultz_bernieBernie Schultz is an Elite Series pro and nine-time Classic qualifier. Connect with Bernie on Facebook and his website.

Hometown: Gainesville, Florida
Birthdate: September 4, 1954
Family: Kim (wife), Daniel, Trevor (children)
Hobbies: Surfing, in shore saltwater angling, collecting vintage fishing tackle

Visit Bernie Schultz Website

Sponsors: Mercury, MotorGuide, Ranger Boats, Shimano, Rapala, VMC, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Raymarine, Sufix, Fuji Fishing Tackle, Hildebrant, Wrap This Ink, Power-Pole, Pro Angler Resources

Terry Scroggins

scroggins_terryHometown: San Mateo, Florida
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Family: Kristi (child)
Hobbies: Saltwater fishing, golf, hunting, grilling, spending time with friends and family

Visit: Terry Scroggins Website

Sponsors: Toyota, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Triton, Yamaha, HI-SEAS, Lew’s Reels, T-H Marine, BOOYAH Bait Company, Duckett Fishing, LEER, Carhartt, YUM

Morizo Shimizu

shimizu_morizoHometown: Osaka,
Birthdate: May 29, 1970
Family: Chinami (wife), Mao (child)
Hobbies: Playing golf, darts, Herabuna fishing

Visit: Morizo Shimizu Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Ranger Boats, Sunline, Gamakatsu, Daiwa, Bait Breath, Zeal Optics, United Airlines, Harts Marine, Striker

Fletcher Shryock

shryock_fletcherHometown: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Birthdate: July 9, 1985
Hobbies: Golf, poker, motocross

Visit: Fletcher Shryock Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Abu Garcia, Lowrance, Spiderwire, Trokar, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Under Armour, Legend Boats, Power-Pole


Brian Snowden

snowden_brianHometown: Reeds Spring, Missouri
Birthdate: December 17, 1972
Family: Megan (wife)
Hobbies: Hunting, rc off-road racing

Visit: Brian Snowden Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Nitro, MotorGuide, Zoom Bait Company, Bass Pro Shops, Vicious Vision, St. Croix Rods, Plano, Ideal RV Center, Pig Sticker Bait Co., ProPatterns, Power-Pole, Azuma

Gerald Spohrer

Hometown: Gonzales, Louisiana
Birthdate: January 9, 1982
Hobbies: Golf, hunting, cooking, ATVs

Visit: Gerald Spohrer Facebook

Sponsors: Mercury, Sunline, Missile Baits, BassCat Boats, Raymarine, 6th Sense Lures, Catalyst Handling Resources, Russell Marine, Bullet Industrial


Gerald Swindle

swindle_geraldElite pro Gerald Swindle has been fishing B.A.S.S. tournaments for 20 years, and his accomplishments include 15 Bassmaster Classic appearances and 50 Top 10 finishes. He most recently became the 2016 Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year.

Hometown: Warrior, Alabama
Birthdate: December 17, 1969
Family: Le Ann (wife), Whitney (child)
Hobbies: Deer hunting, working out

Visit: Gerald Swindle Website

Sponsors: Toyota, GoPro, Huk, Humminbird, Mercury, Triton, MotorGuide, Quantum, Zoom Bait Company, Rigid Industries, Sunline, T-H Marine, KMC Wheels, The Rod Glove, War Eagle Custom Lures, Diet Mountain Dew, Dude Wipes, Crossed Industries, Addictive Desert Designs

Jesse Tacoronte

Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Birthdate: August 7, 1967
Family: Danielle (wife), Cody (child)
Hobbies: Serial entrepreneur, tackle development, developing marketing strategies

Visit: Jesse Tacoronte Twitter

Sponsors: Humminbird, Mercury, Gamma Fishing Line, Tightlines UV, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Enigma Fishing, Airport Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Power-Pole, Blazer Boats, Core Strike Baits, Toho Marine & Outdoors

Randall Tharp

tharp_randallRandall Tharp is a three-time Bassmaster Opens champion and winner of the 2013 Forrest Wood Cup.

Hometown: Port St. Joe, Florida
Birthdate: February 24, 1970
Family: Sara (wife)
Hobbies: Inshore and offshore fishing, snorkeling, shooting dinner with my spear gun

Visit: Randall Tharp Website

Sponsors: Yamaha, Phoenix Boats, Costa, Zoom Bait Company, Lowrance, Gamma Fishing Line, Gill, Rapala, VMC, Reins Tungsten, Halo Fishing, Bass Boat Technologies, 4×4 Bass Jigs, Power-Pole

Kevin VanDam

vandam_kevinIn the world of professional bass fishing, Kevin VanDam is at the pinnacle and arguably the best in the world. KVD has 4 Bassmaster Classic wins and 7 Angler of the Year titles to his name.

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Birthdate: October 14, 1967
Family: Sherry (wife), Jackson, Nicholas (children)
Hobbies: Spending time on our pontoon boat with family and friends, hunting and fishing with family.

Visit: Kevin VanDam Website

Sponsors: Toyota, GoPro, Huk, Humminbird, Mercury, Nitro, MotorGuide, Quantum, Bass Pro Shops, T-H Marine, Strike King Lure Company, Plano, Mustad, HydroWave, Oakley, Busch Beer

Jonathon VanDam

vandam_jonathonHometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Birthdate: August 29, 1988

Visit: Jonathon VanDam Facebook

Sponsors: Humminbird, Mercury, Nitro, MotorGuide, Rigid Industries, Bass Pro Shops, Trokar, T-H Marine, Shimano, Strike King Lure Company, Humminbird LakeMaster, Rayjus Outdoors, Under Armour, G Loomis, D&R Sports Center, Power-Pole, PowerPro

Greg Vinson

vinson_gregGreg Vinson joined the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2009. During his B.A.S.S. career, he has earned more than $500,000 and has landed three Bassmaster Classic appearances.

Hometown: Wetumpka, Alabama
Birthdate: April 12, 1977
Family: Stephanie (wife), Gaige (child)
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting

Visit: Greg Vinson Website

Sponsors: Mercury, Phoenix Boats, Garmin, T-H Marine, Seaguar, Duckett Fishing, JJ’s Magic, Fish Head

David Walker

walker_davidDavid Walker’s impressive fishing history includes 10 Bassmaster Classic appearances and 23 Top 10 finishes in B.A.S.S. events.

Hometown: Sevierville, Tennessee
Birthdate: May 14, 1965
Family: Misty (wife), Lilly, Olivia (children)
Hobbies: Hunting, camping, fishing with my girls

Visit: David Walker Website

Sponsors: Ranger Boats, Sunline, Lowrance, Live Target Lures, Z-Man Fishing Products, Shimano, Reins Tungsten, Dick Cepek Tires & Wheels, Evinrude, Oakley, G Loomis, GEICO, Cabela’s, Lucas Oil, Power-Pole, Cabela’s CLUB, Bully Dog

Jacob Wheeler

Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Birthdate: September 18, 1990
Hobbies: Hunting, Traveling to different countries

Visit: Jacob Wheeler Facebook

Sponsors: Toyota, Gene Larew Lures, Lowrance, Rapala, VMC, Evinrude, Under Armour, Storm Lures, Legend Boats, Sufix, Power-Pole, Okuma Fishing Tackle, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Accent Fishing Products, Bob’s Machine Shop Jack Plates, Bass Boat Saver

Jesse Wiggins

Hometown: Cullman, Alabama
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Hobbies: Hunting, Turkey hunting

Visit: Jesse Wiggins Facebook

Sponsors: Lowrance, T-H Marine, BassCat Boats, Jenko Fishing


David Williams

williams_davidHometown: Maiden, North Carolina
Birthdate: August 4, 1972
Family: Jennifer (wife)
Hobbies: Hunting

Visit: David Williams Facebook

Sponsors: Costa, HI-SEAS, Bass Pro Shops, Aluminum Awnings of the Carolinas, Broome Builders, Power-Pole, TrueSouth Custom Lures, Fitzgerald Rods, Happy R Ranch

Jason Williamson

williamson_jasonHometown: Wagener, South Carolina
Birthdate: September 16, 1980
Family: Adalyn, Hunter, Landon (children)
Hobbies: Racing, spending time with kids

Visit: Jason Williamson Website

Sponsors: Zoom Bait Company, Bass Pro Shops, Duckett Fishing, Plano, Buckeye Lures, Odyssey Battery, Oakley

Chris Zaldain

Hometown: San Jose, California
Birthdate: September 11, 1984
Hobbies: Hockey, lure making, hiking, observing wildlife

Visit: Chris Zaldain Website

Sponsors: Skeeter, Yamaha, Trokar, Seaguar, Rayjus Outdoors, Raymarine, Megabass, Keystone Oilfield Fabrication, Plenum, Hi’s Tackle Box, Power-Pole, Par 3 Wraps

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