Fish with the biggest names in fishing including Bassmaster Classic Champions, Elite Series and FLW Pros, Redfish Cup, Mad Fin Shark Series and Xtreme Billfish League Captains.
Some of them pioneers, others innovators, all of them Masters of the most effective fishing techniques on the planet.
Pro selection based on a first come first served basis and pending availability.
The Alabama Pros:
Collectively, this bunch has won every title at the top level of the sport and accounted for hundreds of hours of TV coverage. Some of them pioneers, others innovators, all of them Masters of the most effective bass fishing techniques on the planet.
Boyd Duckett promised himself that he wouldn’t attend a Bassmaster Classic until he qualified for the sports biggest event. In 2007 he not only qualified, he won! The successful Alabama businessman, established himself as one of the primary figures in the world of professional fishing. A host of top-tier finishes at the highest level of competition and a well-earned reputation as one of the sport’s most creative and patient competitors.
On Boyd’s Signature Series Fishing Clinic, the Classic Champ will be giving you the chance to use his tournament gear and, and he’ll be teaching the tactics and techniques he uses in fishing and in business. Boyd is available on a very limited basis. Plan ahead to have him join you for part or all of your lodge Experience.
Elite Series Pro Chris Lane was born into a Bass Fishing family and raised on the grass lakes of Central Florida. He relocated to what is arguably the best grass lake in the country, Alabama’s Lake Guntersville. An expert at frogging, flipping and other shallow water techniques, Chris is right at home on Big G.
Martens has earned multiple titles with both WON Bass and B.A.S.S. and in 2005 was crowned Bassmaster Angler of the Year. Aaron is as good of a power fisherman as you’ll find, but he has fine-tuned his finesse fishing game to a level that may be unparalleled in the Universe. He moves a mile a minute. If you can absorb a fraction of his fishing knowledge you’ll become a better angler.
Russ Lane has been dominating tournaments on the Alabama River and Lake Jordan for longer than we can remember. Russ one of the best Spotted Bass fisherman in the country, and is most in tune with his native Alabama and Coosa River Spotted Bass. Fortunately for you Russ is willing teach you how dissect water, locate fish with electronics and catch fish using a variety of techniques and Pro level gear. Russ Lane may be the best Alabama and Coosa River Spotted Bass fisherman in the country. A day of fishing with Russ will help you catch more fish for the rest of your life. (more details)
As one of the top guides in North Alabama, Jimmy still finds time to compete at the Bassmaster Tour level. He is not only considered the best trophy smallmouth guide on Lake Pickwick, but also one of the top largemouth bass guides on Lake Guntersville and Wheeler. Whether you book him for a clinic or just a guide trip, you are going to remember your day on the water with Jimmy.
Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Dean Rojas is the leading authority on fishing topwater frog imitations. The technique has helped him set the B.A.S.S. All Time Single Day Heavyweight Record for a limit of 5 fish (45-02), 3 career victories and over $1.2 million in prize money. No wonders SPRO, Quantum and Sunline chose Dean to design gear specifically for the technique.
The Arkansas Pros
Talk about a group of aces. The Arkansas Pros have also earned numerous titles, made dozens of Bassmaster Classic appearances and earned millions in prize money. They are also considered some of the best river fishermen and shallow water structure fisherman in the world.
Elite Series Pro Kevin Short, a.k.a. “K-Pink” is considered one of the top river fisherman in the country. His go to baits include Jewel Jigs and his shallow running crank baits that he is so good with around structure and current. When you are ready to master the river and the techniques that have earned Kevin multiple Elite Series victories, pack your bags for the Arkansas River and get ready to learn from one of the best in the business.
The Arkansas B.A.S.S. Pro from Hot Springs has done more with his career than most. The Original Survivor on ESPN’s The Wild
One’s over a decade ago, Browning has also competed, and won saltwater fishing tournaments with the Redfish Cup. His most recent adventure included traveling the entire length of the Mississippi by boat for a 2010 National Geographic documentary. In addition to being a great outdoorsman, Browning is an incredible fisherman. Especially when it comes to fishing crank baits around shallow structure and current.
The 3 time Elite Series Champ has proven he’s not just one of the best jig fishermen in the world, he’s one of the most versatile. Mike made a name for himself as an offshore structure fisherman. He made a lot of money with a jig over the years, but to contend on the Elite Series you have to diversify. Arguably one of the best at fishing offshore structure with a jig, he won’t hesitate to mix it up with crank baits, plastics or his Signature SPRO McStick.
With water on 3 sides of it’s border and thousands of lakes, rivers and ponds inside, it’s no wonder Florida is the fishing capitol of the world. The Florida Pros are not just the best pro anglers, captains and guides in the state, they are among the best in the country. If you are considering a guided fishing trip in Florida, consider a Signature Series Bass Fishing Clinic with Shaw Grigsby, Bobby Lane, Terry Scroggins, Peter T or Roland Martin on one of Florida’s renowned trophy bass lakes like Toho, Kissimmee, Harris or Okeechobee. Fish for bass one day and go saltwater flats fishing the next for bonefish and permit in the Florida Keys. The Gulf Coast of Florida offers snook, tarpon, redfish and trout on the flats and in the backcountry on a guided fishing trip or Flats Class charter with a Redfish Cup or Mad Fin Shark Series captain.
Terry Scroggins, has an incredible amount of knowledge on the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes. His diversity on the water makes him equally as effective with a flipping stick as he is with a drop shot. Multiple top 10 finishes helped Terry become one of the fastest to earn his way into the prestigious BASS Millionaires Club, a milestone fewer than 50 anglers have achieved in the organizations 40+ years of history.
Bobby Lane has fished the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes his entire life. Bobby made a run at his first Bassmaster Classic Title in 2008 and he has been a force to be reckoned with on the Bassmaster Elite Series ever since. In just a few seasons with BASS, Bobby has logged a dozen top 10 finishes and earned one Elite Series victory. He joins Terry as not only one of the best in Florida, but also among the best Pro Bass Anglers in the world. Flipping heavy cover, frogs and swimbaits are among his favorite techniques.
One of the nicest guys you’ll ever want to meet, the full time Elite Series Pro and Host of “One More Cast”, Shaw Grigsby excels at shallow water fishing. His absolute favorite is sight fishing bedding bass in the springtime. No wonder he enjoys flats fishing and tarpon fishing in his free time.
Peter Thliveros a.k.a. Peter T:
The only man to ever hoist the Bassmaster Memorial Trophy, Peter T accomplished that feet twice. He’s also racked up over $1 million in B.A.S.S. earnings along his Bassmaster career. A methodical fisherman, Pete excels when conditions are tough and the bight is slow. Fishing soft plastics slow is his specialty and there may be no other angler who has won as much money with a Carolina Rig as Peter T.
The veteran BASS Pro from Gainesville loves fishing shallow, good thing he lives in Florida where just about every lake is shallow. A vintage tackle collector, freelance writer and full time Elite Series Pro, Bernie can teach you how to catch bass in Florida as well as anyone. He’s been doing it at the sport’s highest level for nearly 3 decades.
What can you say about “The Great American Fisherman” Roland Martin. A pioneer in professional bass fishing since the earliest days of Ray Scott’s first B.A.S.S. tournaments, Roland has achieved more in his career than any Pro Angler, past or present. Many say that his unprecedented 9 Bassmaster Angler of the Year Titles is an achievement that will never be topped. No wonder he has been inducted into the IGFA Hall of Fame, the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. Roland’s contributions to the sport of fishing only begin with his tournament career. As a fixture in outdoor television for as long as there has been outdoor television, Roland has been taking viewers around the world on his fishing adventures, sharing tips and techniques on his nationally syndicated television series, “Fishing with Roland Martin”. Everybody can enjoy watching Roland Martin fishing on TV, but getting to spend a day on the water bass fishing and learning from this living legend is truly an Ultimate Fishing Experience.
Flip Pallot: A pioneer in saltwater light tackle and fly fishing, Flip is a a Master Angler and legend in outdoor television. Specializing in Saltwater Fly Fishing Trips, Seminars and Instruction. Flip is a great speaker and story teller which makes him a perfect Celebrity Guest Angler at your group outing or corporate event.
Brian Snowden was raised in California, but it didn’t take him long to make his way to the Ozarks to chase his fishing career. Brian landed in one of the most beautiful spots in the country and from there it was just a matter of time until he would climb his way into the upper echelon of Bass fishing. In 2010 Snowden racked up his 12th top 10 finish with B.A.S.S., won the PAA’s Toyota Texas Classic and got his ticket punched for his 5th Bassmaster Classic appearance. Brian excels at everything from flipping to finessing, but fishing crank baits on structure is his specialty. No wonder he loves The Rock.
The Mississippi Pro won the Classic with his innovative kneel & reel technique and has gone on to help tackle companies, like Mann’s, develop crank baits that require a lot less “kneeling.” Staying at the forefront of top level Bass fishing Paul earned the B.A.S.S. All time Heavy Weight Record in the modern era weighing in 132-08 lbs. on a 4-day (20 fish) tournament doing what he does best…fishing deep structure. If you want to master fishing deep crank baits and rigged plastics around structure this is your chance to learn from the man who defined the technique.
South Carolina Pros:
His 35 Top 20 finishes have helped push him towards the million dollar milestone in Bassmaster earnings. Jason keeps knocking on the door and it’s only a matter of time before we hear “Quinn to win!”
Mike DelVisco: Bassmaster Pro Mike DelVisco has been involved in the bass fishing industry all of his adult life. He fished his first B.A.S.S Invitational while still in high school and has since hosted several TV fishing tip segments. He can currently be seen on the VOD network, Sportskool. A regular tournament competitor and a former Bassmaster University Instructor, Mike is also a highly regarded national seminar speaker and educator who truly enjoys helping anglers learn new techniques to catch more fish. An expert in shallow water presentations and other bass fishing techniques, Mike gives private instruction and guided fishing trips on Douglas Lake, Chickamauga Lake and other lakes in the surrounding Smoky Mountain area.
Capt. Ben Alderman: A former Redfish Cup Allstar, Capt Alderman has been seen on ESPN catching redfish from Texas to North Carolina. He has litteraly fished in every top redfish destination in the country and his favorite is right at home in SC. A master at fishing artafitials and weedless presentations. A seasoned captain who patiently coaches both conventional tackle and fly fishing anglers of all levels to adapt to fishing the grassy flats in the Lowcountry marsh. Whether you’re a beginner or an avid angler, Ben can help you execute presentations that catch more fish.
Bassmaster Pros Todd Faircloth, James Niggemeyer, Kelly Jordan, Clark Reehm, Matt Read, Grant Goldbeck and Kurt Dove all reside in Texas. These guys have racked up 19 B.A.S.S. wins and close to 50 Bassmaster Classic appearances between the group. Best of all, you can book them on a limited basis for a day or more of guided instructional fishing on one of the best lakes in the country to learn the techniques and get the gear they use to compete at the highest level. This is an outstanding opportunity for individuals and groups, and the Experience is guaranteed to help you become a better more diverse angler. Find out where you can fish and what tactics you can learn from each pro on the Pro Angler Guides page, or contact us to help you decide who can best help you meet your objectives.
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