Hometown: Blacksburg, SC
Bio: Andy is a quiet guy – he lets his fishing do the talking. He fishes the Bassmaster Elite Series and the FLW Tour, and is making a name for himself on both.
Hometown: Greenwood, IN
Bio: Bill McDonald fishes the FLW Tour and has multiple top 10 FLW finishes. He's one of a few tour-level anglers to come from Indiana, a hotbed of bass fishing.
Hometown: Del Rio, TX
Bio: One of the best tournament bass fishermen ever, and a member of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. Denny has won the Bassmaster Classic, Bassmaster and FLW Angler of the Year, has the single-season Bassmaster earnings record and was the first angler featured on the Wheaties cereal box.
Hometown: Roanoke, LA
Bio: Bassmaster Elite Series angler Dennis "TJ" is a crawfish farmer, a crawfish expert and a huge Strike King Rage Tail fan. His fishing expertise doesn't stop there, though, as his performance on the Elites has shown.
Hometown: Gonzales, LA
Bio: Greg "Hack Attack" Hackney is a fishing machine. For much of his career he's fished both the Bassmaster Elite Series and the FLW Tour. He has won the Bassmaster Rookie of the Year, is one of only a couple people to qualify for the Bassmaster Classic and the FLW Cup the same year, has won the Forrest Wood Cup and the FLW Angler of the Year, and has more than 40 top 10 finishes in B.A.S.S. alone.
Hometown: Van, TX
Bio: James has been a fixture on the Bassmaster Elite Series since 2007, after tearing it up on the Bassmaster Opens for several years. He's won many triple-A honors like Bassmaster Southern Tour Angler of the Year, BFL All American Qualifier, BASS Series Regional Champion, BFL Regional Champion and more.
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Bio: Thanks to his Uncle Kevin, Jon has a big name to live up to and he's been doing pretty well at it. In 2011, his rookie Bassmaster Elite Series season, he was the youngest angler on tour and in 2012 got his first Elite Series win.
Hometown: Huntington, TX
Bio: Keith has been a Bassmaster Elite Series angler since 2011, already has one Elite win, and has steadily improved his finishes over the years. He's known as a colder-water cranking master.
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Bio: Possibly the best bass fisherman ever on planet earth. Multiple Bassmaster Classic wins, multiple Bassmaster Angler of the Year titles, multiple tour wins...and that only scratches the surface!
Hometown: Murphysboro, IL
Bio: Luke is a well-known fisherman around the southeastern U.S.
Hometown: Mount Ida, AR
Bio: Mark is one of the few Bassmaster Angler of the Year winners (2001, 1998, 1995) in the history of the sport, is a Bassmaster Classic champ and is known as being one of the best anglers ever to fish professionally.
Hometown: Paducah, KY
Bio: Mark is a veteran Bassmaster Elite Series angler and is a great teacher of bass fishing. In that role he's been called upon to be a Bassmaster Classic TV analyst for ESPN and is a featured instructor for Bassmaster University.
Hometown: Marion, AR
Bio: Mark is a fixture on the FLW Tour and has several FLW wins. He's a heck of an angler, but sees himself more as a man of faith who shares the Gospel wherever he goes.
Hometown: Sturgis, MI
Bio: The most popular TV fishing host on the planet, host of Zona's Awesome Fishing Show, co-host of the Bassmasters TV show and an extremely good angler!
Hometown: Gainesville, FL
Bio: Shaw is a top angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series and has achieved more things in bass fishing than most people remember – like winning the 1984 Red Man All American and authoring "Bass Master Shaw Grigsby: Notes on Fishing and Life," the only book on bass fishing ever published by the National Geographic Society.
Hometown: Jasper, TX
Bio: Todd is one of the top anglers on the Bassmaster Elite Series, with several wins and multiple top finishes. He's usually in the hunt at every event, and has a knack for adapting to the fish as a tournament progresses.
Hometown: Garland, TX
Bio: Wally Marshall is better known as "Mr. Crappie," the best-known personality in the world of crappie fishing. He's won a bunch of tournaments and awards, has well over a million miles on his odometer chasing crappie nationwide, and is responsible for many crappie fishing tackle and gear innovations.
Hometown: Grass Valley, CA
Bio: I grew up in Grass Valley, CA. fishing farm ponds and local lakes in the Northern California Area. In my teens, I started fishing local team tournaments, then fished a couple years as co-angler fishing the FLW Everstart Western Division. I began fishing professionally in 2007 and joined the FLW Tour in 2009. Since then my fishing has only been getting better. 2012 was my best season to date, finishing 5th in the Kellogg’s Walmart FLW Tour Angler of the Year race.
Hometown: Carthage, NC
Bio: Becoming a bass pro is a second career and a dream for Jamey. In December 2014 he retired from a 21-year career in the U. S. Army. The majority of his Army career was spent fighting the War on Terror. Jamey was too humble to share but from his official military records it shows that during this time he was deployed, he received 8 Bronze Stars (2 with Valor), 3 Defense Meritorious Service Medals, 1 Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Army Commendation Medals (1 with valor), 16 other medals and 11 other awards as well as a long list of training courses and expertise in many areas. After being a Tier One Operator for so long he is now ready to pick up a fishing rod full time!
Hometown: Cullman, AL
Bio: When I was ten years old I caught the fishing bug at my grandfather’s pond in my hometown of Cullman, Alabama. I remember that day vividly as I was pulling five pounders out with my first rod and reel. I knew at that moment I wanted to do this for the rest of my life. Years later, my parents saw a growing passion and bought me an aluminum boat to fish local tournaments on Lake Catoma. Fast forward ten years I find myself watching my dreams unfold one tournament at a time. Fishing on Auburn’s University Team was a life changing, growing, experience that opened the doors to my future in fishing. At 23, I am the youngest competitor on the BASS Elite Series and I am determined to make professional angling my ultimate goal.
Hometown: Cullman, AL
Bio: Matt Lee is originally from Cullman, AL. He grew up fishing Lake Guntersville with his brother, Jordan. His love for the sport only grew with age. Matt attended Auburn University and is pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering. While working to earn his degree he fished on the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team, serving as President during the 2011-2012 Year. During his Junior year at Auburn he won the College BASS College Bracket which jumpstarted his career and allowed him to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Classic. His brother, Jordan, won the 2014 Bassmaster College Classic Bracket allowing him to compete in the 2014 Bassmaster Classic. Now Matt and Jordan are both fishing their rookie seasons on the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2015, being the first brothers in the history of the sport to qualify for the Elites in the same year.
Hometown: Reelfoot Lake (Samburg TN)
Date of birth: February 1958
Goals: Win Crappie Master Classic
Angling Hero: Bill Dance
Non angling hero: John Wayne
Favorite lake: Reelfoot Lake
Least Favorite Lake: Weiss Lake Al
Favorite Crappie Fishing Technique: spider fishing with Corks and pulling Crank Baits
Boat: War Eagle
Hometown: Reelfoot Lake ( Hornbeak TN)
Date of Birth: May 1966
Goals: Win Crappie master Classic, Win Angers of the Year and to make a living fishing.
Angling Hero: KVD
Non Angling Hero: Bill Gates
Favorite Lake: Grenada Lake MS
Least Favorite: Lake Weiss AL
Favorite Technique: Spider Fishing with a Double Jig Rig
Boat: Ranger Z21
Hometown: Collierville, TN
Bio: Bass Fishing has always been apart of my life. I was introduced into the sport of tournament bass fishing at the early age of seven. Needless to say, I've been hooked ever since.I started out fishing in our local bass club (Memphis Bass Association) with my dad. My dad and I fished in this club together for years. When I turned sixteen, I was ready to move up. I scraped up enough money to buy myself an old Ranger Boat and jumped straight into fishing the FLW BFLs. I continued to move up and when I was 18, I began fishing the FLW Rayovacs. This was my first experience at traveling around the country following a tournament trail and it was eye opening. I learned very quickly how difficult it was to try and do it all on your own.