Pro Staff Category: Our Staff

Randy Howell

Major League fishing pro Randy Howell
2014 Bassmaster Classic world champion
16X Bassmaster classic qualifier
5X Bassmaster winner
2X FLW and MLF tour winner.
$2.4 million in career winnings.

Cody Huff

My name is Cody Huff and I am from Ava, Missouri. I am a two-time FLW Champion, Bassmaster Collegiate National Champion, have fished a Bassmaster Classic, and have qualified for the 2022 Bassmaster Elite Series.

Takumi Ito

I’m bass fishing media pro in Japan. (I’m doing mainly TV, magazine, YouTube shooting) At 2019, I challenged Bassmaster tournament(Central Opens), it was my first year of Bassmaster Open tournament and it was my dream.

Jay Kendrick

I had a PLAN and that’s where it all began. In grade school, I competed in every tournament that would allow a youngster in. After graduation, I attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I needed a career outside of the fishing world that I could afford to fish and still have the time off to pursue my dream. I graduated from UAB in 1992 with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing. I worked at UAB hospital in the Intensive care unit for four years. I competed in as many tournaments as I had time to fish, becoming quite competitive on any lake on the Coosa River. In 1992, I also married my best friend and high school sweetheart, Cindy. I met her on a boat dock at Lake Weiss eight years prior and if there’s anything such as love at first sight, that was it! After four years at UAB Hospital, I decided to go on to anesthesia school. That was at University of Tennessee. Talk about a house divided………..anesthesia school was no joke. It was tough, sleeping with a text book, up all hours of the day and night, and reading hours upon hours. Hands down it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Not the book work, but having to give up my fishing for those years. Anyway, I made it through that gauntlet and graduated with honors from UT.

Kenta Kimura

Bassmaster Elite Series. Fishing from Japan to all over the world!!

Takayuki Koike

Takayuki has been working with the goal to participate in American tournaments. He competed in the MLF Toyota Series in 2020 with a top 10 finish at Lake of the Ozarks. His 4th place finish in points race in the Plains Division qualified him for the MLF Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit.
Takayuki says he can’t speak English well, but really enjoys taking to his American friends in English. He eats steak almost every day during his stay in America. If you see him at the hotel, he will definitely be cooking steak for dinner.

Caleb Kuphall

Caleb is a 38-year-old tournament angler from Wisconsin. He will be competing in his third season on the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2022. His goal going forward is to be the best he can be on and off the water, represent sponsors to the best of his ability, and finish well in tournament standings. Caleb has a strong background in the industry with over 20 years’ experience in the fishing industry as well as years of guiding to prepare him to fish professionally full time beginning in 2020.

Matt Lee

Matt started fishing professionally in 2015 after winning the 2012 college classic championship and competing in the 2013 Bassmaster classic. 11 top 10s and 21 top 20s and over $350,000 in career earnings.

Shane Lineberger

Professional bass angler since 2016. I have fished the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, and just about any local or regional tournament I can.

Wes Logan

Wes Logan is a resident of Springville, Alabama. He is a 27-year old Bassmaster Elite Series angler who enjoys deer hunting when not fishing or working in construction. In 2019, Logan won the B.A.S.S. Bassmaster Central Opens AOY to qualify to fish the 2020 Bassmaster Elite Series. In 2021, Logan was able to pick up his first Bassmaster Elite Series win along with qualifying for the 2022 BASSSMASTER Classic. 2022 will be Logans third season on the Elites

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