MLF BPT Angler

Mark Davis

Professional angler since 1986

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Home Lake:  Tolendo Bend
Favorite Lake: Sam Rayburn
Angling Hero: Tommy Martin
Hobbies: Hunting, coaching/captaining youth

One of the original Major League Fishing anglers, Mark Davis is also one of only a handful of pros in history to win the Bassmaster Classic and the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in the same year (1995). Davis also claimed AOY honors in 1998 and 2001, and has racked up six wins, 64 Top 10s and $2.3 million in career winnings. In 2019, Davis was inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

Mark Davis rigging up a Rage Menace paired with a jig

Mark Davis has been a regular on B.A.S.S. tournament leader boards ever since entering his first event with that trail in 1986. Davis is gearing up with Lew's rods and reels for the 2012 tournament season. Davis' first baitcast reels were Lew's Speed Spools given to him on his 16th birthday by his dad. Raised on spinning gear, Davis credits his introduction to Lew's baitcasters as being instrumental in his fondness for fishing deep-diving crankbaits.

Read more from Mark: how he fishes a wobble head and his favorite baits for deep and shallow water.

Mark Davis fishing off the side of his boat

Mark's Gear

In the competitive world of bass fishing, I can rely on Strike King to consistently produce the products I need to be highly competitive. Strike King does this by continually knowing the true pulse of what anglers need and want. I always know that whichever Strike King lure I tie on, quality is never compromised.