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Ray Hanselman

Professional bass angler since 1993

Hometown: Del Rio, Texas
Home Lake: Lake Amistad
Favorite Lake: Lake Amistad
Angling Hero: Dad
Hobbies: Teaching his kids anything outdoors and mule deer hunting in West Texas

The Year I went "Pro" I'd have to say would be 1993 when I decided to make fishing my career. I became a Coast Guard Licensed Capt and started guiding full time on Lake Amistad and Falcon. I fished competitively for years at the AAA level winning 5 FLW Toyota(Costa) Series events and an FLW Toyota AOY Title, and a Championship title. Then in 2017 I qualified through the Opens to fish the 2018 Bassmasters Elite Series and that's where we are now. Del Rio Tx is where I call home and have lived her for well over 40 years. Now married to my beautiful wife Misty for 16 years, we have our two sons Mason 12 and Miles 9. They are both involved in High School tournaments, my youngest and his partner won Aoy as 8 & 9-year old's competing against a lot older competition my oldest and his partner came in second.

Rays Gear

The reason I fish with Strike King products speaks for itself. The broad spectrum of baits, terminal tackle, and line that cover every application you could possibly encounter on the water. It's an ever evolving industry so trying to stay out in front, Strike King keeps the R&D team busy trying to create something new and innovative.