February 7-9,2020 OHIO EXPO CENTER
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Scott has fished professionally on the FLW Tour for 15-years and is one of the winningest anglers to date and one of a select few that hold all of the FLW titles -- Tour Champion, Forrest Wood Cup Champion and Angler of the Year. His record includes six tournament wins, thirty-three top-10 finishes, fourteen FLW Cup appearances and an FLW Championship. He is currently #1 for FLW Tour earnings at just over $2.3 million and is tied for the most Tour victories.
Nixon, also known affectionately as “The General”, is one of the most respected anglers in tournament bass fishing history. In his years with FLW, he has racked up several wins and finished in the top-25 of the FLW Angler of the Year standings the majority of his Tour years. His best finish in the Forrest Wood Cup came in 2010, when he finished third. Nixon started tournament fishing in 1977, finishing 19th-place in his first tournament and taking home $600. Nixon said he won a fully rigged bass Ranger boat in his first major bass tournament in 1978 and has won 10 additional boats since then. Nixon’s favorite technique is fishing a worm and his favorite body of water is Toledo Bend.
While Belton, SC native Brian Latimer (aka B-Lat) is a relative newcomer to the FLW Tour, he grew up fishing regularly with his father, an avid tournament angler, and cut his teeth fishing local tournaments before moving on to regional circuits several years back. In his first year on tour in 2016, Brian finished 3rd in the Rookie of the Year race and 47th in the overall points standings. In his young professional career, Latimer has already proven to be a sharp, adaptive angler able to quickly learn foreign bodies of water and pick up new techniques.
Mary Ellen Klukow
Mary Ellen is a fishing writer who focuses on the science behind fish behavior. After completing her B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology, she spent the first years of her career in fisheries management. She is now a regular contributor to fishing publications like Outdoor News and In-Fisherman, and she’s published six children’s books on wildlife and the outdoors.
Registered Nurse by day and catfishing angler by night. Joanna spends nearly all of her free time on the bank or boat targeting flatheads. She has been featured in magazines, written articles, and been recognized as a successful sponsored female angler throughout the Catfishing industry. She is the owner of LadyCat Outdoors and enjoys teaching women, children, and the novice angler how to successfully target large trophy flatheads.
With over 30 years of bass fishing experience, Texas Roadhouse pro, Mike DelVisco, a full-time time professional angler has competed on the Bassmaster, FLW and PAA Tours, currently competes on the Bassmaster Open Tour and is a 2007 and 2008 Grand Slam and 2009 Bassmaster Series National Championship qualifier, multiple time Regional Championship qualifier and recently finished 4that the inaugural Ultimate Match Fishing Invitational and won the FLW BFL Super Tournament on Old Hickory Lake. In addition to competing, Mike conducts seminars around the country at many popular sports shows and is a former Bassmaster University instructor. Mike writes for a number of online and print publications and hosts a number of video tip segments on the web and broadcast outlets.
Host of the popular Brushpile Fishing television show, 14 time national qualifier Russ Bailey has established himself as the leading expert in Crappie fishing.
Brushpile Fishing airs weekly on Fox Sportstime Ohio and nationally on Pursuit Channel.
Carl Morris J.R., of Johnstown, Ohio is owner of Big Kat Bait Company, Proud member of Fatboy Custom Rod and Monster Rod Holders pro staff. He has been one of the most consistent teams in tournament catfishing in the recent past. He has won the 2012 National Championship and the 2016 Northern National Championship making him a 2 time National Champion for Cabela’s. Carl has also been 4 time Cabela’s Angler of the Year 2012-2015, as well as finishing his 2016 season with 8 top 10 finishes in nationally recognized trails throughout the mid-west.
Troy "Fish Slim" Becker
An avid local multi-species angler who's first love is chasing the elusive Saugeye. Through decades of experience, Troy has gained a deep knowledge of central Ohio lakes and rivers, and the unique techniques and timing needed to consistently catch Saugeye year round. Some would call him a local legend but he would say he just loves to fish!
Dan Armitage, host of Buckeye Sportsman, is one of the state’s best-known outdoor writers, with articles appearing in numerous outdoor magazines, including Outdoor Life, In-Fisherman and Field & Stream as well as in various statewide periodicals including Ohio Game & Fish, Ohio’s Country Journaland AAA’s Home & Away magazines.
Brian Flechsig tied his first fly and caught his first fish on a fly rod when he was seven years old. Today, from his fly shop in Columbus, Ohio,which he founded in 1994, Brian outfits sportsmen, teaches classes and guides groups on fishing trips to some of the world’s best places to fish. He has been in the fly fishing business for most of his adult life. Brian is one of America’s new generation of fly fishing personalities and has been featured in a series of fly fishing instructional videos from Mad River Media, including the famous title, Carpin’ with good friend Dave Whitlock. Regular guest appearances on the popular television show “The Walker’s Cay Chronicles” with Flip Pallot, have made Brian one of the most recognized names and faces in mid-western fly fishing arena.
Winner of the 2016 Cabella's King Kat Angler of the Year Award. Chris Souders is a seasoned catfish angler, an accomplished tournament angler and a dedicated family man. He credits his passion for fishing to his positive fishing experiences as a child and he strives to pass that passion on to future generations. He faces each new day as a challenge full of new experiences and things to learn.
Mark has been fishing catfish tournaments for the last 10 years and is a lifelong multi species angler who spends most of his time plying the waters of southern Ohio looking for trophy cats.
He will bring years of "dragging" experience with him as he shortens the learning curve for anyone who wants to learn how to use this year round technique.
Lori Povisill & Beth Mills
An all female professional bass fishing team with a passion for getting women and kids hooked on the sport of fishing. Co-Directors of the Bass Pro Shop Ohio Tournament Trail and presenters of "Women in Fishing".
Remington is a Six Time Michigan State Champion, Regional Champion and Thirteen Time National and World Championships Qualifier. Remington really enjoys the puzzle of figuring out what fish want and demonstrating the techniques in person, on a seminar stage
or on camera. Remington is a national seminar speaker and has fast become an industry influencer at only 15 years of age.
Elmer's recognition as a successful fisherman, especially structure fishing has led to invitations to present fishing seminars in Illinois, Wisconsin, Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. His favorite target fish are muskies and he has landed over 1,000 'skis' with the help of family and friends out of his boat. He joined the Ohio Huskie Muskie Club soon after graduating college and was president of the Buckeye Muskie Hunters from 1980-83. He joined Muskies, Inc. in the early 1990's and currently holds the positions of Program Director, Youth Director, Magazine Reporter and PR Director for his local chapter of Muskies, Inc. He has written fishing articles for In-Fisherman, Muskie Hunter, Walleye In-Sider and Muskies, Inc. He is still very actively involved with the State of Ohio's Muskie Program and currently coordinates the Ohio 'Muskie Minnow Fund'.
Capt. Clyde Folse
Capt. Clyde Folse, Owner/GM of The Crappie Psychic, LLC which was created in July of 2014 with my beautiful wife, Janelle, son, Caleb, and daughter, Kamri. I am an avid Crappie fisherman with 25 + years of experience. My Crappie fishing seminars include a lot of information on when to go Crappie fishing, what equipment I use, how to find Crappie, etc. etc. I’ve been featured in numerous TV shows and Radio shows. Our products can be seen on our website, thecrappiepsychic.com and our FB page, The Crappie Psychic, LLC.