Lee McCracken is a pro angler that has been fishing competitively since 1990. He was introduced to competitive fishing from local Bass clubs, Red Man Series, Bass Federation, BFL, Stren, BASS Series, FLW Series, FLW Tour. He has had numerous wins and Top Ten finishes throughout the years, as well as in the Stren Championships. Lee was in the top ten in the BASS National Championship and was awarded “Bass Angler of the Year…”Read more.
I discovered bass fishing at the age of 11 in Japan and fell in love with it. When I was in high school, I saw a TV show that talked about the Bassmaster Classic. It was unlike anything I had ever seen and made me dream about becoming a professional bass fisherman in America. Two weeks after graduating high school in Japan, I moved to the US to chase my dream, leaving all my family and friends. Arkansas became home away from home and I further developed my fishing skills while attending college. While in college, I won a BFL tournament and the ASA National Collegiate Bass Fishing Championship… Read more.
Although I have always had a love for the outdoors and fished whenever I visited my grandparents in Minnesota I did not seriously start fishing until 2001 after getting married and moving to Virginia near a small electric only reservoir. I joined a 40 boat electric only club and started fishing tournaments in 2003, and after winning a tournament in my first year I was bitten with the tournament “bug”. I quickly found out that I was competing against people who had quite a bit more experience than myself and spent every spare moment trying to improve my knowledge and skill… Read more.
Phoenix Boats Signs Bassmaster Elite Pro Bobby Lane Here at Toho Marine we are excited about adding such a great asset to our Pro Staff. We look forward to keeping Bobby and his Phoenix 920 Yamaha powered rig on the water. Good luck this year Bobby. Toho Marine wishes you the best.
I was born and raised in South Louisiana where I lived through my first year of college at LSU. I then transferred to the University of North Florida in Jacksonville where I graduated with a BBA in Management and Finance. For most of my career since college I have worked in the Insurance industry, Accounting, and Accounting systems management. I am currently a Business Analyst for Citizens Property Insurance Corp. I am married to the love of my life and have 5 amazing kids.
I have been fishing since I was 4 years old. I caught the first bass of my life around age 5. Read more.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Keith Burden and I am a self-employed business owner in Central Florida with a tremendous passion for fishing. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. My family moved to Florida in 1979. I did not start Bass fishing until the age of 24. I haven’t stopped since.
My wife Kim and I have been married for thirty wonderful years and have two beautiful daughters, Jami and Jani… Read more.
I was born in Orlando, Fl raised on southern hospitality with a Floridian mentality, work hard-play hard and respect nature. There was not one person in my family that did not know how to work on a car or how to bait their own hook and my family taught me just those things growing up.
It all started when I was about five years old. My Grandfather started taking me speck fishing with him on Lake Jessup during the weekends while my father was at work. It was an indescribable feeling when I felt that fish on the end of my line for the first time, I knew right then and there I was hooked on fishing forever… Read more.
I have been tournament fishing since 1985 and worked with Allstar Rods (original owners Morgan and Dina) for 7 years, Anglers Choice for 7 years, Bass Cat Boats for 6 years, Mercury for 6 years, Maximum Fishing line for 6 years, Lowrance for 6 years, and Stanton Marine for 6 years.
I qualified for the All American several times, have several West Coast Bass and WON titles under my belt two time TOC winner, and have worked many ICAST and International Fishing Shows for my sponsors.
I was a tournament director for American Bass Association and have written many articles… Read more.
Rich Howes is a professional BASS fisherman from Oviedo, FL and was the first qualifier for the 2014 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Guntersville. He is a dedicated family man to his wife and daughter as well as successful business man. Rich is moving his fishing career to higher limits off the heels of winning the 2013 Bassmaster Southern Open Championship on Lake Toho. The Bassmaster win follows a successful fishing career over the last few years. A few accomplishments include qualifying for the BFL Regional Championships for 8 years in a row, a runner up finish in 2007 Xtreme Team Florida Championship, a 1st place finish… Read more.