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Keith Poche was born and raised in Natchitoches, Louisiana where he grew up fishing for fun as a kid. He started college in Louisiana and transferred to Alabama, to play football for Troy University. He only played one season for Troy University before a shoulder injury sidelined him.
After surgery, he passed his time by fishing. It was then, that he realized his love of the sport and was introduced to tournament fishing. He fell in love and after several years of fishing local tournaments, the Bassmaster Weekend Series and Bassmaster Opens, his hard work paid off and he qualified to fish the Bassmaster Elite Series.
Since fishing in the Bassmaster Elite Series Keith has had 35 top 50 finishes, 14 top 20 finishes, 6 top 10 finishes and finished 3rd at the Bassmaster Classic. In 2014 he joined Major League Fishing and won 1st place in his very first show! Keith has also been actively involved over the last 9 years with multiple charity organizations and events, including Wounded Warriors, A-Hero, Tackle the Storm, Outdoors Without Limits, Lee King Benefit Foundation, Ryan Newman Foundation and A Life Line Foundation.
Keith currently resides in Pike Road, Alabama with his wife Brandy and two daughters, Isabella and Ava.
Brian Nelli grew up fishing the lakes and rivers just outside of Chicago, Illinois. In 2006 he made the move to South Florida and started his kayak fishing career. Since then he has been kayak fishing the offshore, inshore and freshwater of the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches of Florida. Brian loves the thrill of the hunt and to share his passion of fishing and hunting with others.
- 2016 – 1st Place Kayak Division – Shields Inshore Open – Jensen Beach, FL
- 2016 – 2nd Place Small Power Boat (Won in Kayak) – Big Dog Fat Cat – Riviera Beach, FL
- 2016 – 2nd Place Slam – DOA Paddlers Tournament – Stuart, FL
- 2016 – 2nd Place – Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament – Sailfish – Pompano Beach, FL
- 2015 – 1st Place – Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament – Battle in Bahamas
- 2014 – 1st Place – Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament - Battle in Bahamas
- 2013 – 1st Place – Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament – September Slam – Pompano Beach, FL
- 2013 – 2nd Place – Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament - May Madness – Pompano Beach, FL
- 2009 – 1st Place Slam – DOA Paddlers Tournament – Stuart, FL
* Over $30,000 in career kayak tournament winnings
Catching Big Bass is what I have studied my entire life. I have Learned that its not a matter of luck, but a matter of knowing the habits of what your going after.
Born in Montgomery Ala. and Raised in Northern Ga. I have been fishing since the age of four and have always had the desire to make a living in the fishing industry. My father was a bass angler as well and competed in the Bassmasters in its early years. Since childhood I have always had the support of my family and friends.
Over the years I have learned a vast amount of fisheries bgiology and angling knowledge and am very open to sharing this knowledge with others on the art of becoming a better angler and how to catch bigger bass.
I have been fishing competitively for 20 years and work very hard to promte a variety of major companies and they're products through promotional events such as competing in tournaments and working at trade shows such as the Bassmaster classic which attracts thousands of spectators each year. In 2012, I earned the opportuity to compete in the BASSMASTER Opens with the goal to finish in the top 100. At the end of the season I fisnished in 74th.
Looking into the future I hope to go back to the Opens and earn a chance to compete in the Bassmaster Classic.
Justin Rackley is a fisherman from Wllborn, Texas who is a fishing freak with a camera providing tips, how to instructions and fishing action from America's great fisheries. He loves to go bass fishing in ponds, lakes, and creeks, but also lvoes to travel and fish saltwater and go anywhere fish are living. He is known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world where he creates fishing videos on youtube and other social platforms.
- 11 time Bassmaster Classic qualifier
- 1.4 million career winnings
- Bassmaster Elite 50 champion
- FLW tour champion
A family man who enjoys fishing with his wife, Robin, and son, Laker, Randy explains why he fishes by saying, "I just love it. I've always done it ever since I was old enough to walk. I still get so excited every time I catch a fish, my hands still shake."
Hometown: Grant, Alabama
Hobbies: Coaching little league football, tinkering with fishing tackle
Favorite Lure: soft plastic swimbaits
Favorite Technique: sight fishing
Favorite Lake: Lake Weiss, Alabama and Santee Cooper, South Carolina
Jay has competed in the FLW Tour, FLW Costa Series Events, BASS Tour, BASS Opens, BFL Events, Fishers of Men, local club events, and many other tournament trails. In 2003, he qualified to fish the BASS Bassmaster Classic. This same year, he qualified to compete in the Inaugural BASS Elite Series events. In 2015, he qualified and fished the 2016 FLW Tour and Forrest Wood Cup. In 2017, he was honored to receive the Forrest L Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award.
- 2018 FLW Tour Qualifier
- 2017 Forrest L Wood Sportsmanship and Community Leadership Award
- 2016 FLW Forrest Wood Cup Qualifier
- 2015 Rayovac CHAMPION - Lake Guntersville
- 2015 Fishers of Men National Championship - 15th place finish
- 2014 Fishers of Men Points CHAMPION - North AL Region
- Inaugural Bassmaster Elite Series Qualifier
- 2003 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier
- Simmons Custom Boats
- Mercury Outboards
- Coastline Trailers
- Power Pole Anchors
- Under Armour Clothing
- Baad Marine Accessories
- Foreverlast Fishing Products
- Ace Nurshing Facilities
- Waterloo Rods
- Lew's Reels
- Fins Line
- frogg toggs Raingear
I am full time saltwater fishing guide and professional tournament angler from the middle Texas coast. I landed a first place finish in seven of the toughest redfish and trout tournaments on the gulf coast. Currently I compete in the Elite Redfish Series against the world's top saltwater pros in a one on one, head to head tournament format.
The exciting action is caught on camera and aired on Destination America, a Discovery family of networks channel. To be honest, I live to fish and always gives it my all.
After my first Elite Series win in Port Aransas, TX in September of 2015 I have decided to continue my professional tournament career and continue to chase and live the dream of being a full time, professional angler. At the end of my career I want to be remembered as the very best saltwater angler from one coast to another.
Capt. Ray Malone
A.K.A. Ray Bob
- 1985-1991 Touring Bass Tournament Professional angler Career winnings (N/A)
- 1998-Present Touring Saltwater Professional Angler
- Career Earnings $405,000.00
- frogg toggs
- Majek Boats
- Coastline Trailers
- LMC Marine
- Power Pole
- American Rodsmiths
- (2) time Qualifier Elite 40 Redfish Championship.
- (4) time Qualifier HT Redfish Series Championship.
- (4) time Championship Qualifier ESPN Redfish Cup.
- 2014 HT Redfish Western Team Champions.
- 2015 Redfish Cup Champions.
- (16) first place finishes.
- (35) top ten finishes.
Married to Judith Malone for 34 years, she is my biggest fan and I am extremely Blessed to be married to an amazing woman of God who will share her life, her home, and her resources to proclaim the Word of God’s Love. My Dad was always my hero and my best friend taking me outdoors every chance he had….
We as anglers cannot seem to express to our families or friends, why we, as anglers are so consumed to spend every second of the day or every dollar we make, pursuing the next great adventure even if that adventure finds us in extremely cold, rainy or windy weather conditions.
Home: Cut Off, Louisiana
Children: Addilyn, Paul V, Emrie and Finleigh
- 2014 Elite Open Champion
- 2014 3 Elite runner-ups
- 2014 Angler of the Year
- 2015 Angler of the Year
- 2014-15 7 Top 5 Finishes
- 2014-15 11 Top 10 Finishes
I have fished professionally for a decade in various circuits and tournaments throughout the South, my investment in time on the various tournament trails has been well spent, progressively rising through the ranks.
In the 2014 Elite Redfish Series season I earned my first Angler of the Year award. Failing to win a tour stop in 2014 I used consistent finishes to top the field of very accomplished anglers and landed my first A.O.Y. award.
I have loved the outdoors my entire life, which started when I was a young boy. Seems I've had a fishing pole or line in my hands since I was old enough to walk.
As I got older and realized my passion could possibly turn into a profession I participated in local clubs and smaller events. A small scale start in local clubs and tournaments has grown into qualifying to fish and competing on the most prestigious and lucrative professional redfish series in the country. The Elite Redfish Tournament Series where we battle it out head to head, pro vs pro without team mates or draw partners.
In the inaugural season I kicked off the year with a win at the prestigious Louisiana Crawfish Festival Open – a victory that started my momentum toward a very successful season that ended with my first of 2 consecutive Angler of the Year awards.
I owe my success and a big thanks to everyone who’s helped me along the way, I never forget where I came from nor who helped me get here. It’s really something out here on tour, getting to know a lot of the other guys, in victory or defeat one thing is for sure, we make a lot of good memories. I’m really blessed for this opportunity, and I look forward to continuing in the future.
- Majek Illusion
- Yamaha SHO
- Minn Kota trolling motor
- Power Pole anchoring system
Even as a kid, I had a love for fishing. While my friends were throwing a football around or shooting hoops at someone’s house, I was tying on a hook, or practicing my casting skills in the front lawn.
It wasn't uncommon for neighbors to see me and my older brother Brent with fishing rods in tow riding their bikes to their favorite neighborhood lake. I always said that Brent was my most fierce competitor when it came to catching the most and the biggest and I think that pushed me to get better and better, early on.
In 2007 at the age of 18, I decided to enter my first Redfish tournament, and that served as my launching pad to realizing a childhood dream. In 2011, I took first place in the New Smyrna Beach Redfish-Trout Tournament and in 2012 I won my first major redfish tournament in Titusville, Florida.
As my pro fishing career has progressed I have been fortunate to have achieved first place finishes and other top finishes in the Inshore Fishing Association events, the Bossman Redfish Series, Florida Pro Redfish Tour and in my first Elite Redfish Series, head to head, one pro per boat event, I qualified for the 2016 season with a top 12 finish.
Appreciation for nature and an overall concern for the youth of my community motivate my messaging to kids; put down the joy stick and pick up a real Joy Stick, a rod and reel and get outside to a nearby lake or body of water.
Captain Steve Smith
Elite Series Tournament Angler
Owner / Operator of Stillwater Outfitters
Tournament Equipment Used:
- Scouting Boat
- Majek “22’ Illusion” Tower Boat powered with 225 hp Yamaha
- 12” Lowrance GPS
- 36 volt Minn Kota Ulterra
- Twin 8’ Power Poles
- 22’ AMS Sterling powered with Mercury 300 Pro XS
- Lowrance GPS
- 36 volt Minn Kota
- 6’ Power Pole
Tow Rig: Dodge 2500 4wheel drive with camper shell
- Frogg Toggs®
- Stillwater Outfitters
- Duce Rods
- Paul’s Jewelry
My earliest memory of fishing was a trip with my Father and the moment I caught my first fish, a five pound marsh bass on top water.
The thrill of seeing the big explosion made by that fish on my lure and that memory is what continues to drive me today in professional fishing, always looking for that new memory of a great day filled with big fish, on the water.
In the 80s I raced sprint cars and later began competing in Ironman Triathlons in the early 90's. I am a competitive person that regardless of the game, I play to win.
My name is Joshua Stafford I am 37 years old. I was born and raised along the Mississippi flyaway in the town of Greenville, Mississippi. Several years ago I was introduced into the world of waterfowl hunting when I shot my first mallard drake – that was the best day and I have been hooked ever since! After moving from Mississippi to the heart of the central flyaway in northern Texas I actively pursue waterfowl throughout the area in flooded fields, large/small pools, flooded timber, creeks, sloughs, through the vast peanut fields of Lubbock, Texas and to hunting snow geese over the endless winter wheat fields. Nothing is more exciting to me than setting up for the hunt and throwing out decoys early on a cold morning and then hearing the sound of ducks overhead with the wind under their wings before daylight breaks.
Waterfowl hunting is a lifestyle for me not a hobby! I am the owner of Blackland Outfitters Guide Service in Texas – right in the heart of the central flyway. We offer a variety of hunting services, but we specialize in waterfowl hunting. I love my job! The most fulfilling part of owning this business for me is being able to share the skills and knowledge I have learned over the years to others who enjoy hunting as much as I do. In the off-season we are constantly working to prepare the land for the next season by brushing and building blinds to make the upcoming season the best yet. When I am not working in the fields or hunting my self I am actively trying to conserve our wetlands by being heavily involved with Ducks Unlimited, Delta Waterfowl, and Vanishing Paradise.
I believe the great Phil Robertson said it best - “fear God, love your neighbor and hunt ducks!”
Blackland Outfitters Guide Service | www.blacklandoutfitters.com
One of the FLW’s most successful anglers, Morgan has displayed an unwavering amount of determination and consistency throughout his years on the Tour.
Evidence of this has manifested itself in an unmatched amount of top-10 Angler of the Year finishes (11). In 2013 Morgan finally won the coveted Angler of the Year title and went on to win it again in 2014 and 2016. Morgan's first Tour victory came in 2007 at Beaver Lake in Rogers, AR and his largest day's catch came at Lake Okeechobee in 2011.
Morgan was previously employed in the electrical supply industry and quotes his father as his angling hero. When not fishing, Morgan has a passion for hunting and spending time with his wife and daughter.
For 14 years, Rusty has kept the Coca Cola Duck Club running smoothly as a manager and guide. He learned everything he knows about operating a business and calling ducks from his uncle Harvey Shue, who oversaw the club for over 40 years.
He has put both skill-sets to work as a sales rep for Echo duck calls and competing in the World’s Championship Calling Contest, placing 12th in 2010 and 16th in 2011, out of 70-plus callers.
Ducks aren’t the only thing that has to fear Rusty. He also enjoys turkey hunting, bow hunting whitetails, and hunting squirrel.
Rusty married his high school sweetheart, Erin, and together they have two girls, Natalie and Myleigh. He feels blessed to have an unbelievable wife who is supportive of all his endeavors.
Rusty has a passion for sharing his hunting knowledge and skills with others, through DVDs and his YouTube videos.
Hometown - Mt. Carmel, Tennessee
Hobbies - Deer and duck hunting, weight lifting, sports
Years as a Pro - 5
Career Highlights - 2016 Southern Open Champion (Douglas Lake) and 5 Top 10 Finishes in BASS events
Social Media - Instagram/Twitter - @Dmullinsfishing, Facebook - David Mullins fan page
Sponsors - frogg toggs, Triton Boats, Garmin, Sunline, New Breed Archery, Nichols Lures, ConnectScale, Doomsday Tackle Company, Scottsboro Tackle Swimbaits, Benchmade Knife Company, TackleDirect
Jason Delfraisse started fishing for fun in the late 80s with his Dad on local lakes in Austin TX. His love for bass fishing led him to start tournament Kayak fishing in 2015. He immediately won and AOY title and has followed it up with two more top three AOY finishes since then. With over a dozen top 5 tournament finishes and two lake record fish caught in three years Jason is making his presence known in the world of kayak bass fishing.
When Jason is not fishing he enjoys deer hunting, staying active, and spending time with his wife (Megan) and kids (Zoey and Wyatt). Jason says "frogg toggs® gives me the peace of mind to focus on fishing by keeping me dry and comfortable".
- Capital City Kayak Fishing (CCKF) 1st place lake O.H. Ivie
- Capital City Kayak fishing 2nd place lake Athens
- Capital City Kayak Fishing 3rd place lake Whitney
- Capital City Kayak Fishing 2015 DFW AOY/Circuit Leader
- (KBS) Kayak Bass Series 1st place Lake Sam Rayburn
- 1st place in a benefit tournament to raise money for Heros On the Water (HOW) lake Bachman
- Over $7,000 total winnings kayak fishing in 2015 alone
- 3rd place east of 75 kayak trail on Purtis Creek
Chris Lane has been fishing professionally since 2000, but his tournament fishing goes back to when he was just a boy and would have family tournaments between his dad, grandfather, and his brothers Bobby and Arnie Lane.
Chris Lane lives with his wife and four children in Guntersville, Alabama. Originally from Central Florida he made the move in 2009, giving him a more central location and a terrific place to raise a family.
Chris Lane began hosting an annual kids fishing camp, Reeling in Future Pros upon moving to Guntersville, AL. His strong family values keep him focused on giving back to his community and the fishing industry.
Below are some Facts, Career Highlights and Sponsors:
Family: Wife(Holly), Kids(Cal, Hunter, Hannah, Coleman)
Weigh-in Music:The PowerPole Song by R. Clawson
Career B.A.S.S. Winnings - $1,916,947
2015 Elite Series Sabine River Champion
2014 Elite Series St.John’s River Champion
2013 Elite Series Plano Championship Champion
2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion
2012 Southern Open Champion
-7 career B.A.S.S. wins
-28 top-10 B.A.S.S. finishes
-99 top-50 B.A.S.S. finishes
Host of Annual Chris Lane Kids Fishing Camp
Hobbies: Golf, spendingtime with family
Power Pole, Bass Pro Shops, Mercury, Luck E Strike, Legend Boats, River 2 Sea, Costa, FroggToggs, CR&G, TH Marine, Motor Guide, Bob Hembree Chevy, Lithium Pros, Raymarine, Foodland,Big Green Egg, River Rocks Plantation
Parents: Mike and Lori
I grew up in a family owned and operated fishing lodge and charter fishing company. Along side many other sports, hunting and fishing was my passion.
At 13 years old I became the youngest Professional Redfish Angler to compete in major-tournament circuit. At 15 I experienced my first major tournament win in the ESPN Redfish Cup held in Kemah, TX.
When I turned 19 years of age I obtained my USCG captain's license and at 20 entered the Disney College program internship.
I obtained my Bachelors degree in marketing communications fro southeastern Louisiana University at 24 and by 26 I followed in my father's footsteps and became a full time guide at The Redfish Lodge of Louisiana.
Thankful to have Great Parents, my brother as my best friend, the best bird dog in the WORLD, and the opportunity to have Grown-up in the Fishing and Outdoors Industry from such a unique Perspective.
Brandon has bass fished his entire life and spent the majority of his fishing career as a co-angler. Starting in 2008 and into this year, he haas now fished as a co-angler at nearly every level of competition from the T-H Marine BFL’s all the way up to the FLW Tour. Starting this year, he has decided to move to the front of the boat and fish as an angler in the BFL Hoosier Division along with numerous other tournaments in other divisions. His wife and him are the owners/operators of Salt Creek Tackle, LLC. Salt Creek Tackle is a custom tackle company specializing in custom rod building, custom lure painting and any other custom work requested by our clientele. He is happily married and has two children, Charlie and Oliver. They live less than 5 minutes from beautiful Lake Monroe and are out on the water fishing and boating nearly every day.