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Rick Clunn, a legend in the sport of bass fishing, is fishing his 14th year on the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2019. Clunn has four Bassmaster Classic titles (1976, 1977, 1984, 1990) and 16 Bassmaster tournament wins. Clunn has 32 Bassmaster Classic appearances and has fished Bassmaster events dating back to 1974.
Dudley is a four-time FLW Tour Angler of the Year winner (2008, 2011, 2012, 2019), the only angler in FLW history to achieve that honor four times. He’s claimed $3.8 million in career FLW winnings, the most in FLW history. The Virginia pro is, by all standards, one of the most successful tournament bass fishermen in the world.
Dudley comes into the 2020 season on the heels of one of his most successful seasons as a pro: he claimed his fourth AOY title in 2019.
Originally from the West Coast and one of the most knowledgeable swimbait anglers in the world, Fred “Boom Boom” Roumbanis has four wins, 25 Top 10s and $1.5 million in career winnings to his credit.
One of a small group of anglers who have competed in Major League Fishing, the Bass Pro Tour, the FLW Tour, and the Bassmaster Elite Series, Coulter has collected seven Top 10s and 10 Top 20s in his 12-year professional career.
Nixon, also known affectionately as “The General”, is one of the most respected anglers in tournament bass fishing history. In his years with FLW, he has racked up several wins and finished in the top-25 of the FLW Angler of the Year standings the majority of his Tour years. His best finish in the Forrest Wood Cup came in 2010, when he finished third. Nixon started tournament fishing in 1977, finishing 19th-place in his first tournament and taking home $600. Nixon said he won a fully rigged bass Ranger boat in his first major bass tournament in 1978 and has won 10 additional boats since then. Nixon’s favorite technique is fishing a worm and his favorite body of water is Toledo Bend.
Host of the popular Brushpile Fishing television show, 14 time national qualifier Russ Bailey has established himself as the leading expert in Crappie fishing.
Brushpile Fishing airs weekly on Fox Sportstime Ohio and nationally on Pursuit Channel.
Troy "Fish Slim" Becker
An avid local multi-species angler who's first love is chasing the elusive Saugeye. Through decades of experience, Troy has gained a deep knowledge of central Ohio lakes and rivers, and the unique techniques and timing needed to consistently catch Saugeye year round. Some would call him a local legend but he would say he just loves to fish!
Mark has been fishing catfish tournaments for the last 10 years and is a lifelong multi species angler who spends most of his time plying the waters of southern Ohio looking for trophy cats.
He will bring years of "dragging" experience with him as he shortens the learning curve for anyone who wants to learn how to use this year round technique.
Winner of the 2016 Cabella's King Kat Angler of the Year Award. Chris Souders is a seasoned catfish angler, an accomplished tournament angler and a dedicated family man. He credits his passion for fishing to his positive fishing experiences as a child and he strives to pass that passion on to future generations. He faces each new day as a challenge full of new experiences and things to learn.
Tim "Doc" Lange
Tim “Doc” Lange has been addicted to fishing for 56 years. He is a very humble man that is willing to teach anybody, anything he knows. Likewise, he is always willing and able to learn from others.
The Springfield, OH resident is a self-described “maniac” when it comes to catfishing. “I love being on the water and I love being on my boat,” declared Lange. “I love watching rods get doubled over. I enjoy fishing for catfish and stripers, but mainly catfish – any species of catfish. I also like fishing for skipjacks. If they are biting, I’ll fish all day long for those guys.”
Elmer's recognition as a successful fisherman, especially structure fishing has led to invitations to present fishing seminars in Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. His favorite target fish are muskies and he has landed over 1,000 'skis' with the help of family and friends out of his boat. He joined the Ohio Huskie Muskie Club soon after graduating college and was president of the Buckeye Muskie Hunters from 1980-83. He joined Muskies, Inc. in the early 1990's and currently holds the positions of Program Director, Youth Director, Magazine Reporter and PR Director for his local chapter of Muskies, Inc. He has written fishing articles for In-Fisherman, Muskie Hunter, Walleye In-Sider and Muskies, Inc. He is still very actively involved with the State of Ohio's Muskie Program and currently coordinates the Ohio 'Muskie Minnow Fund'.
Fishing guide and tournament angler, Tom Kiefer has over 20 years of experience in competitive fishing. Three-time Federation National Qualifier with B.A.S.S To uses his enthusiasm and experience to create memorable fishing experiences for folks with his guide service on Lake St. Clair.
Jason has been fishing since the age of 9 years old. Growing up close to the Little Miami River he has a passion for chasing smallmouth bass in the river. Even though Jason really enjoys catching smallmouth, he loves to multi-species fish as well. Right around 5 years ago Jason was introduced to kayak fishing. Needless to say that it has completely consumed him and he is now a true ambassador for the sport. He enjoys meeting new kayak fisherman and teaching them some of the ends and outs of the sport. Jason runs a local fishing team for Loveland Canoe and Kayak and is a Regional Fishing Team Member Jackson Kayak and Blue Sky Boatworks.