Meet the ANGLR Experts

From weekend warriors, to guides, to pros, these are avid anglers that are passionate about helping the sport grow and teaching others how to catch more fish.

Brian McCarty

Brian McCarty

Major League Surf Casting

I am a Fishing Guide at Martha‘s Vineyard & Cape Cod Islands. I am a member of the American Fisheries Society, Martha’s Vineyard Bass & Bluefish Derby Committee, Martha’s Vineyard Surfcasters, marathon fisherman, salty dog. Dedicated to the surf.

Tim Perkins

Tim Perkins

Avid Angler

I am a life long Alabamian , and currently calls “The Heart of Dixie “ his home. I am a 2 time Riverbassin National Champion 2011 & 2015 . I’ve also been a runner up to the Riverbassin National Championship 2 times 2013 & 2016. I have made a name for myself Fishing lakes Nationally in the KBF . I have 40 years of competitive fishing and guiding under my belt with 30 of those years fishing from a bass boat . The last 10 years, I have primarily fished from a kayak.
When I‘m not competing, I’m exploring new rivers with my family Being a 4th generation river fisherman I‘m very passionate about chasing rivers as well as bass. I’ve paddled and fished over 200 rivers spanning 11 states to date.
I’m always finding ways to give back to the sport I love, Kayak Fishing. I hosts and run paddle camps as well as fishing seminars for the youth of rural Alabama.
Major sponsors: Wilderness Systems Kayaks, Red Line Lures, Torqeedo motors
Minor sponsors: Columbia Sports wear, Live Target baits, Cablz, Owner Hooks, Raymarine, Pure Fishing

Tyler Barnes

Tyler Barnes

Fins On the Beach

I’m not a average angler I’m part of a fishing community that a large fish is like getting a award. Fishing is a passion for me. I fish nearly daily. I am currently on the field staff team for Penn Reels from True Sports. In the past I’ve had sponsorships from Daiwa, Bullbuster, Eagle Claw, and I’m currently helping promote Monsta fishing apparel. I am also a avid tournament angler in many kayak divisions as well as offshore species. Catch my episode on the ANGLR Tour!

Eric Faucett

Eric Faucett

Avid Angler

I am an avid adventurer, entrepreneur, business consultant, tournament angler, and most importantly, a FISHERMAN!
When I‘m not fishing, I’m making the phones ring for small/medium/large businesses. When I‘m not increasing someone’s bottom line, I’m setting the hook on a fishing line!
I am an Oklahoma native, a United States Marine and a PROUD ambassador to the fishing industry! I thoroughly dive into every topic I can wrap my mind around when it comes to bass fishing! I am psychotically obsessed with getting bit and loves sharing my passion for freedom and fishing with other anglers and outdoorsmen!

Darryl Barrs

Darryl Barrs

The Fishermans Journal

I am someone who loves to improve. I am always trying to learn more about fishing, not just to become better myself but so I can share what I have learned with others. I enjoy the community and camaraderie that fishing is associated with. I am a kayak fisherman and also write for The Fishermans Journal.

Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

Professional Angler

I was born just west of Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up with fishing as a large part of my life. In 1995 I followed in my father’s “footsteps” and began work with the Birmingham Police Department. I moved up through the ranks and was a Detective in the Narcotics Division when I moved to follow my dreams of professional bass fishing.
After obtaining my USCG rating as a Licensed Boat Captain I started my business and the lead guide Fins-N-Grins Freshwater Adventures and fish on several national tournament trails including the Bassmaster Opens, FLW Costa Series, ABA, Ram Open Series, ABA Ram Team Series, and Alabama Bass Trail Team Series. I am also the National Pro-Staff Manager for Bluewater LED. I am a member of several organizations including Professional Anglers Association, B.A.S.S., FLW, American Bass Anglers, and Alabama BASS Federation along with conducting seminars with “Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs”, “Becoming an Outdoors Woman” for the DCNR and various boat shows. I spend an average of 318 days a year on the water conducting both guide trips and participating in fishing tournaments. Being a guide puts me in a position to interact with numerous types of anglers at all skill levels and allows me to promote my sponsors products on a daily basis.
Current Sponsors for the 2018 season are Duo Realis, Lake Fork Trophy Lures, Trapper Tackle, Gator Grip, Daiwa, Z-Man Lures, Roman Made, Aftco, Gill, Costa Del Mar, The Rod Glove, X-Zone Lures, Gemini Sports Marketing"

Benjamin Nowak

Benjamin Nowak

Avid Angler

Fishing has been a part of my life since I was a young kid, learning how to fish from the banks of my grandparent‘s cottage. At age 17, fishing became my main passion and I began fishing as often as possible. Realizing there was an opportunity to combine my passions of fishing and filming, I started a YouTube channel where I am able to document and share my trips on the water. I’ve become extremely smallmouth focused and have dedicated the past two and a half years to chasing the biggest smallmouth possible.

Branden Jones

Branden Jones

Hudson Charter Company

I run a guide service called the Hudson Charter Company. Plain and simple, I love to fly fish and being able to put people on fish! I love having clients who come down to my area on vacation catch fish, it always brings people closer together. I want to help people like me, who love the outdoors, learn more about the craft of fishing through sharing my knowledge and experiences!

Ryan Collins

Ryan Collins

My Fishing Cape Cod

I got started fishing on Cape Cod, Massachusetts when I was in kindergarten. Over the years I’ve worked at a bait shop, commercial fished, and ran fishing charters. In 2011 I launched myfishingcapecod.com, an online community that teaches people how to fish on Cape Cod. Over the past few years the website has expanded with hundreds of videos, podcasts, forums, articles and reports. We even have a TV show on NBC SportsBOSTON! Fishing has been a blessing. Just being out there is enough for me - catching a fish is just a bonus.

Hunter Utley

Hunter Utley

Hunter Utley Fishing

I was born and raised in the Memphis area and I am 26 years old. I have been fishing for as long as I can remember. My dad introduced me very early and I have loved it ever since. I have fished with Rivercity Bassmasters for the last 2 years. I am the 2017 FLW BFL CHAMPION and also currently in the top top-5 in AOY the of the FLW bfl Mississippi division. Fishing is a sport unlike any other. There are no guarantees and the hardest person to beat is yourself. I enjoy catching fish but more so to figure them out. The only thing that is more satisfying than putting the hammer on some big fish, is helping someone else to do so. Success = Opportunity + Preparation.

Derek Horner

Derek Horner

ANGLR

I am an avid bass fishermen. I recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State University after being the team captain of the PSU Bass Fishing team for four years. I fish in tournaments nearly every weekend of the fishing season. I love to fish and have devoted my life to constant improvement with big goals to accomplish. I hope to help others improve and increase their knowledge along the way!

Jake Derhake

Jake Derhake

Avid Catfisherman

I have been catfishing since I was a child but more recently within the last 6 years started to venture out on the big rivers. Three years ago I bought my first boat and fished my first tournament. I have come a long way to have now fished or will have fished 18 tournaments in 7 months this year. I have ventured to new water and fished in 5 states this year.

Tyler Powell

Tyler Powell

Apex Bassing

I love bass fishing everyday, and I love what ANGLR stands for. I love the products, and I believe they are going to enhance bass fishing and our great sport. I am also a published author which I think will be a great asset to ANGLR and our readers.

Justin Harders

Justin Harders

ProNav Marine

I started fishing at a young age. I have always had a passion for walleye fishing. I am currently a brand ambassador for a company called ProNav Marine. My passion is to figure out how to catch fish and help others be successful. I take several clients a year or on my boat for the cost of gas because that’s what I love doing, teaching others and fueling passions!

Steve Moore

Steve Moore

Kayak Hacks

I am columnist for Southern Trout Magazine where I write the "New Fly Guy" column focused on helping new fly anglers with tips, techniques and other advice. In addition, I write the "Kayak Hacks" column for Southern Kayak Fishing Magazine. In 2015, I created the Kayak Hacks Fishing YouTube channel focused on gear hacks, fly and spin fishing tips.

Coming up on 66 years old, I am proud of the fact that I have been fishing for well over half a century. My father, Hal Moore - the co-author of the New York Times bestseller, "We Were Soldiers Once... and Young", started getting me into fishing at the early age of five on small ponds at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It got serious when the family moved to Norway and trout were added to the mix. After pulling in massive trout on mountain streams, I was addicted with no hope of a cure.

I am a graduate of the United States Military Academy and served 20 years in the Field Artillery including time as a commander in the 7th and 3rd Infantry Divisions. Upon retirement from the Army, I ran my own business until I was recruited by a major IT company to recover troubled projects. After 15 years with the IT company, I used that experience to form my own consulting practice focused on project management and troubled project recovery. In 2015, I shut down the consulting practice to follow my heart, fish and periodically write about the great outdoors.

Scott Spencer

Scott Spencer

Avid Angler

My passion is being a tournament angler. I fish the FLW, BFL and TBF series, B.A.S.S Bass Nation (North Carolina) and a lot of local wildcat tournaments. I hope to make the jump up to either the Costa series or Bass Opens in the very near future.
In 2017, I had the great fortune to make the Bass Nation National Championship on Lake Hartwell, SC as the North Carolina Non-Boater Champion, where I fished against anglers from 46 other US states as well as 9 other countries.
When it comes to being around grassroots fisherman/women, I enjoy promoting fishing in general, but encourage tournament fishing and paying forward almost all the lessons I have been shown. I have been blessed with a lot of good teachers on and off the water.
Pro Staff - Ardent, TH Marine, Local Lures, Nautic Sport, Illusion Baits, Tasun Lure Retrievers and Capital Area Boat Works.

Grant Labriola

Grant Labriola

Avid Angler

Just chasing the fish around like everyone else while learning as much as I can! I have no doubt that fishing is my passion and I love to learn every time I’m on the water! I enjoy sharing that knowledge in hopes that it helps others land that fish of a lifetime!

Adrian Navarro

Adrian Navarro

Avid Angler

I have an undying passion for the ocean, fish and everything in between. I am on the water as often as possible chasing whatever species wants to eat. I’ve spent years learning how to catch each species and want to share that knowledge with you!

Heath Jordan

Heath Jordan

Avid Angler

My name is Heath Jordan from Cleveland, Tn and I‘m an avid live bait fisherman and I am known as the "Noodlin Ninja" due to my catfish noodling expertise. I’ve been noodling for 20 years and had the opportunity to film several shows throughout the years with a few cable networks and local media. I’m a full catch and release advocate when it comes to catching these monster cats and we also provide a large number of nesting boxes for these fish as well. Our small group of friends have a tagging system and schedule rotation the allows fish time to complete their spawn in most cases since that is what the cats are actually doing while in these holes. The Anglr technology is a great tool for helping us manage our holes and boxes!!!

My other passion is live bait fishing and I have been blessed with an area here on the Tennessee River that allows amazing resources for bait and the nation’s second highest ranked bass fishery Chickamauga Lake. I have been part of (2) 40 Pound + 5 fish limits and recorded a 39.43lb 5 fish limit this March from the bank!!! I have multiple videos on my YouTube channel, "TN Fishing HD" so please Subscribe, Like, Share!!"

Ethan Dhuyvetter

Ethan Dhuyvetter

Fishing YouTuber

I have a passion for the outdoors, especially fishing, and have a goal of inspiring others to spend more time outside. To do so, I make a few videos per week on my YouTube Channel, Online Outdoorsman.

Bryan Rice

Bryan Rice

Avid Angler

I started fishing in bass clubs in 1996. I fished first BFL 1999. I was also High School fishing boat captain in 2015 and 2016. I love fishing and helping teach others what I have learned!
Sponsored by: Renaldo Enterprises, Balsax Fishing Lines, KicknBass Fish Attractants, Bay Rat Lures, Zorro Baits, Reel Psychos, Speedloaders.net, and Kannapolis Computer Repair!
Pro Staff affiliations with Power Pole, K2 Energy Batteries, Sack Caddy, VT2 Vents, and Tricked Out Marine!

Nathan Harmon

Nathan Harmon

Avid Angler

With everything I do in my life, I love to add experience, idea‘s, innovation, and most importantly, knowledge! I’m a die hard when it comes to fishing. Fishing is my life, passion, and it definitely keeps me going every day! I want to help educate other passionate anglers who are itching to learn as much as they can!

Ryan Fox

Ryan Fox

Penn State Bass Fishing

I am a tournament angler for the Penn State Bass Fishing Team where I also hold the position of Sponsorship Chair. I am an avid fisherman based out of Northeast Pennsylvania and I have a lot of experience in the surrounding waters. I love helping other anglers learn new ways to catch fish and hope to continue to educate and learn myself.

Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole

Avid Angler

I have been tournament bass fishing since 2011 as a Co-Angler. Competing as a Co-Angler I have learned a lot of techniques and how to adapt to conditions outside of my control. I currently am on Pro/Field Staff for Diablo Custom Baits, The Hook Pal, Cal Coast Fishing and WOO! Tungsten.

Scott Harrell

Scott Harrell

Avid Angler

I am a kayak angler. I am married to my awesome wife Jodie and we have one amazing daughter named Abigayle. We live in a small town an hour west of Richmond, Virginia and have been married for 19 years.
I have been a fisherman for as long as I can remember. My dad and I would go as often as we could when I was growing up. As I got older I branched out on my own, fishing many different bodies of water for that once in a lifetime Bass. Ultimately life happened and I moved away from the sport for several years.
I am a member of KBF and fish in KBF sanctioned tournaments, to include competing in the 2018 KBF National Championship. Pro Staff: Bayou Bug Jigs, Woo Tungsten, Connect Scale, TRC Covers, First Dew Turf Management, Anglr

James Vincent

James Vincent

Avid Angler

I‘ve been an angler since I can remember and an avid angler for almost 25 years. I’ve fished around the country! I have a very solid skill set as a bass angler and know fish behavior, along with how to make the proper gear selection in a wide variety of fishing situations. I Love the sport and just want to give back some of what I know. I spend between 150 and 200 days on the water.

Matt Huggler

Matt Huggler

Avid Angler

I grew up in Clark’s Summit, Pennsylvania where my father and grandfather first introduced me to fishing. From that moment, the sport of fishing became a passion where I would spend every free second in the day chasing trout in the creeks behind my house. As I got older I became more adventurous and began to wade the Susquehanna River for smallmouth bass. After finding good success on the fisheries around me, I joined the Penn State Bass Fishing Team. At Penn State I was fortunate enough to meet many skilled anglers who helped teach me various new techniques as well as different ways to approach bodies of water. This experience helped me to become a more versatile fisherman and gave me the opportunities to work with great companies and compete with the best anglers in college fishing.

Josh Johnson

Josh Johnson

Avid Angler

I started fishing at a young age. I am currently a Bass Angler on YouTube! I love making videos to show my followers different ways to catch fish! I hope that I can extend these learnings through my writing as well!
Partnered with: J’s Jigs, and Aquatek Baits

Abby Olson

Abby Olson

Avid Angler

8 years ago I became an avid fisher woman. I am out on the water any chance I get and am totally addicted to the sport! In the last year I have become a Pro Staff Member for WOO! Tungsten and am a brand ambassador for TightlinesUV. I am also currently a member of B.A.S.S. and American Bass Anglers. I am a dedicated follower of many fishing organizations in Facebook, Twitter, and instagram. I represent my companies with the utmost pride and am glad to share it with friends and family!

Dylan Cross

Dylan Cross

Avid Angler

I am fisherman in Iowa catching multiple fish species to show what waterway around here have to offer. I spend all of my free time on the water soaking up all of the information I can! I love sharing what I have learned with others!

Colton Curtis

Colton Curtis

Avid Angler

I grew up fishing with my father from the age of 3 inMichigan. This eventually turned into us fishing money tournaments all over state for the sake of having fun as well as a testing platform for our own hand poured soft plastic baits. After High school, I moved up to Michigan’s Upper Peninsular to attend college at Michigan Technological University. I have since moved to the Columbus, Ohio area perusing my career in Construction Management as well as fishing as often as I can. While tournament fishing is my passion and I have several goals for the next year, including stepping up to fish the FLW Costa series; helping other people is something I take even more pride in. If I can help someone become a better angler, teach them a new technique, give them a more positive mindset, or help them have more fun on the water in any way then I have succeeded.

Outside of fishing i am also a competitive archer, an avid hunter, motocross rider and have a passion for anything in the outdoors but fishing will always top that list.

Current Sponsors:
The Fisherman’s Warehouse, Drake Performance Fishing, Bass Boys Baits – Hand Poured Soft Plastics, Enigma Rods, Blue Rock Custom Tackle, Eco Pro Tungsten, Jenko Fishing, Avery Eye Care, Team Lithko, Pattern Tackle Co.

Jacob Jesionek

Jacob Jesionek

Ohio State Bass Fishing

Fishing for me is more than just a hobby. I have traveled the majority of the US targeting as many species as possible with some of my favorite species being the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, and Redfish. I have been fortunate enough to work with ANGLR as the ANGLR Tour host where we traveled 10,500 miles over 2 months and caught 59 different species.

Stephen Jesso

Stephen Jesso

Avid Angler

My father introduced me to fishing when I was five years old and ever since then I have been in love with competitive bass fishing. I still remember waking up early to watch The Bassmasters on a Saturday, while other kids were watching cartoons I was watching Mike Iaconelli break dance on the front of his boat. I started entering into my own tournaments when I was 16 and since then I have not looked back. I fished with Penn State for three years and traveled up and down the east coast. I have extensive knowledge of Northeastern lakes/reservoirs and have recently been getting into Ice fishing. Now that I have graduated, I plan to begin fishing BFL’s and Costa events in order to try and live out my dream of fishing for a living.

Jef Nelson

Jef Nelson

Avid Angler

I have been tournament fishing since I was 16 years old. Since then, I was an original faculty advisor for the Penn State Bass Fishing team, I‘ve been a Scoutmaster for 6 years. I am a Vigil Member at Monaken lodge 103, I am on the Lews consumer advisory panel, a regional Pro Staff for Duckett Fishing LLC and apart of the Liquid Mayhem field staff program. I love helping other’s put fish in the boat and learn new ways to land big fish!

Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

ReyMarOutdoors

I am a native Texan and USMC Veteran who loves to fish every chance I get. I will fish lakes, ponds, creeks, just about every day, you name it I will fish it. I fish local tournaments, and TourneyX tournaments. Love helping others learn and learning from others. Most of all I have to thank my amazing wife for being so awesome and supportive!

Jayden Dummett

Jayden Dummett

Treway Outdoors

I have been fishing since my early days with a Scooby Doo push button catching gills and that occasional hungry bass. My dad introduced my to fishing and I fell in love from that first moment I felt that fish bending my rod in half peeling drag. I do all kinds of fishing and am looking to expand my horizons and knowledge of all the different species. Right now, I am a bass angler and will occasionally go out and striper and bluefish. I love fishing and want to share and learn more about it.

Nathaniel Maddux

Nathaniel Maddux

Avid Angler and Outdoorsman

I grew up hunting and fishing in the Missouri Ozarks and began filming my outdoor experiences in 1995 at the age of 11 with a Sears VHS camcorder. Although technology has changed since then, my love for the outdoors and film work has remained the driving force behind my work. In 2011, l launched Slate + Glass, a full service production company, and we have since worked on over 500 different projects.

Alex Turner

Alex Turner

The Ohio Fishermen

Hey I’m Alex, I’m 22 years old and I’m not your typical fisherman. I’ve caught just about everything in the book but I don’t follow the crowd. I like to use baits and techniques that are out of the ordinary to see what can produce. I like catching them all, but my heart goes out to the hard to find fish in hard to reach places. That’s what gets me outdoors!

Jonathan Dietz

Jonathan Dietz

Penn State Bass Fishing

I am an up and coming avid tournament bass fisherman. I currently fish on the Penn State Bass Fishing team. I have placed in the top 15 in multiple FLW BFL tournaments as a co-angler. I also used to compete on the United States Youth Fly Fishing Team, where I placed 11th in the world and was a part of 2 world championship team gold medals. In my spare time, I am an avid angler, I’m always trying new techniques, as well as inventing some of my own. I want to help spread some of the knowledge I have picked up to the fishing community!

Emily Menegay

Emily Menegay

Bowling Green State Bass Team

I am a member of the Bowling Green State University Bass fishing club. I have grown up fishing farm ponds with my dad but I started tournament fishing in April 2017. I have learned a ton over the years and want to help others catch fish!

Cody Barr

Cody Barr

Avid Angler

I grew up in Texas, but I‘m now living in Montana. I work for Kroenke Ranches, which has their streams and rivers restored. So I’m constantly fishing for better research. I’m constantly traveling through North America fly fishing for pleasure or business. I work with a couple of other businesses, to improve and report on products. These businesses include Smith Optics , YETI , Aplen Reels, Simms, Semper Fly Rods, Fliprocks footwear, and Brook fishing equipment.

Cameron Wilt

Cameron Wilt

Bowling Green State Bass Team

I was born and raised in Central Texas, I then moved to Ohio to fish in the college circuits. I currently fish for Bowling Green State University and currently represent Kistler Rods and Old Fart Lures.

Cade Ratliff

Cade Ratliff

Bowling Green State Bass Team

I am an avid bass fisherman and competitive angler for the Bowling Green State University Club Fishing Team. I am well versed in a variety of techniques and have fished all over the United States. I enjoy helping others learn different ways to catch fish and love seeing results!

Alex Burton

Alex Burton

Avid Outdoorsman

The outdoors are literally my life, second only to my amazing family. Whether I am hiking through the woods or sitting in a boat, everything makes sense to me in the grip of mother nature.
Fishing is what started it all and runs deep in my soul. Ever since I threw my first line in the water I couldn‘t resist always coming back to the water’s edge for more.
Over 20 years later it still doesn’t matter what is pulling back on my line. It all melts the stress of the day to day life, and still gets me giddy with excitement.
The only thing that makes me happier is seeing my own kids reel with the same passion as they bait their own hooks and whip them into the water.

Zach Chambers

Zach Chambers

Bowling Green State Bass Team

I am a Bowling Green State University Angler. I love the outdoors and try to wet a line whenever I can find the time! I love helping others learn and want to show people different ways to trick some fish!

Megan Raines

Megan Raines

Avid Outdoors Mom

I am a 30 year old mom of three who loves the outdoors. I grew up in the south going bare foot down to the local ponds, catching our own bait, hooking it up and just casting and sitting and waiting. I love teaching my kids all about fishing and the outdoors and passing down traditions to them.

James Swaford

James Swaford

High School Angler

I am a High School tournament fisherman. I spend most of my time in Southern Florida fishing for bass.
Sponsors: Cortland Line, OM Fishing Sinkers, Trigger Happy Comfort Grips, and Accu Cull

Andrew Kasperek

Andrew Kasperek

Avid Angler

I started competing in bass fishing tournaments about fifteen years ago, with a four year break I started again about two years ago and enjoy every minute of it. Within the last two years I have pick up eleven sponsors and work hard for every one of them. I am also a family man with a beautiful wife and four beautiful daughters.

Lou Mocniak

Lou Mocniak

Avid Angler

I am a recently graduated college angler trying to make a name for myself on the tournament trails. I have a passion for fishing new bodies of water and always looking for the next bite. I have spent countless hours learning the sport of Bass Fishing and hope to spread some of what I have learned to you!