BRAND AMBASSADORS
Hard core anglers need dependable gear. Their livelihoods depend upon their performance, as well as that of their gear. Blackfish brand outer wear, soft shells and UPF Performance apparel was made for men and women who count on performance. Whether competing in a fishing tournament, guiding clients, or just enjoying a day on the water with friends - you need clothing that performs as well as you do.

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JASON MITCHELL

HOST- JASON MITCHELL OUTDOORS TV

 

Over the past decade, Jason Mitchell has earned a legendary status as a professional hunting and fishing guide on North Dakota’s Devils Lake. Jason began his career as a guide at an early age and in the span of a decade, has built one of the largest open water guide services in existence. Mitchell shares his vast expertise of open water and ice angling with outdoorsmen and women throughout the Midwest and hosts Jason Mitchell Outdoors TV, which has garnered a huge following.

CHAD GRIGSBY

FLW TOUR PRO

 

Chad Grigsby is an accomplished professional angler, having fished in both the FLW and B.A.S.S. Circuits. As a Michigan native that now lives in Maple Grove MN, Grigsby puts plenty of time in on the water and is considered a hardcore bass angler by many. Grigsby also enjoys sharing his passion and knowledge with anglers across the Midwest, as well as across the country.

 

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PETE MAINA

PROFESSIONAL ANGLER, CONSERVATIONIST,

AND TV/YOUTUBE PERSONALITY 

 

Pete Maina is North America’s number one authority on Muskie and Pike fishing. He is internationally known for his proven success with giant, toothy fish. Maina is a staunch advocate for fish conservation, constantly promoting safe handling and release of large fish. In addition to his status as a leading muskie ambassador, he is also an entrepreneur, accomplished author, photographer and TV personality.

 

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GARY PARSONS

PROFESSIONAL ANGLER, CONSERVATIONIST,

 

Gary Parsons, of Glidden, WI, is a professional walleye fisherman, specializing in tournament fishing and walleye fishing promotions. Gary is a “Legendary Angler” inductee into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and one of the co-hosts of the popular The Next Bite TV show

 

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ERIC HAATAJA

PROFESSIONAL FISHING GUIDE

 

Captain Eric Haataja has proven himself as one of North America's premiere fishing guides and brown trout expert. Currently Eric holds the IGFA World Record for Brown Trout. As owner of Big Fish Guide Service, Haataja has been a full time guide for over 20 years, often fishing 365 days a year. Eric is also a Bass tournament angler, seminar speaker, fishing educator, television show host, and YouTube video producer with over 50 million views on his YouTube page.

 

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JIMMY BELL

CABELAS NATIONAL WALLEYE TOUR SERIES

AIM WALLEYE SERIES PRO

Jimmy Bell has been a force in the professional fishing arena for many years, and has been instrumental in growing the national deep "V" boat market.  Jimmy's fishing career features Professional Angler of Year and Rookie of the Year titles, three Premier National wins, and countless top ten finishes. 
  

 

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TOMMY SKARLIS

PROFESSIONAL ANGLER

 

 

Most notable outdoors experts are stereotyped by a single category, such as fishing or hunting.  Tommy Skarlis breaks the mold - he’s a touring walleye and crappie fishing professional who enjoys hooking panfish through the ice, bass in the backwaters or walleyes on the massive Great Lakes as well as a promotional hunter that pursues most species of North American upland game, waterfowl and Big Game.  His charismatic and acute ability to share this multi-species knowledge with others makes Skarlis even more significant to the outdoor world.

 

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CHASE PARSONS

PROFESSIONAL ANGLER

 

As a professional walleye tournament angler, Chase Parsons has made an impressive imprint on the fishing industry throughout his career. Throughout his long career, Chase has been involved with many national television and commercial spots for several powerful fishing companies. He works extensively with sponsors in many aspects of the fishing industry, including product development and seminar/video promotions. Chase is one of the co-hosts of the popular The Next Bite TV show (now in its 14th season on air), airing on CBS Sports Network, WFN and Destination America networks.

 

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JOHN GILLESPIE

HOST- WATERS & WOODS TV

For over 25 years, John Gillespie has brought the excitement of angling into the homes of millions of outdoorsmen and women throughout the Midwest with his Waters & Woods Television Show. His energy and enthusiasm make the show both fun and exciting. And his shows typically air within a week of filming, which allows the audience the ability to fish the same locations where the show was produced only a week before, which adds to the show's popularity.

 

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MARK SCHUTZ

PROFESSIONAL ANGLER, GUIDE

BASS TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

Mark Schutz has a list of impressive angling accomplishments that continues to grow. But as a humble ambassador, Schutz focuses heavily on education, specifically supporting many youth-focused initiatives that help foster the future of our sport. He has owned Mark Schutz Fishing Guide Service for over 20 years, and currently serves as Classic Bass Operations Manager and Champions Tour Tournament Director.

 

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KEITH KAVAJECZ

PROFESSIONAL ANGLER

 

 

Keith Kavajecz, of Kaukauna WI, is a professional walleye fisherman, specializing in tournament fishing and walleye fishing promotions. Keith is a “Legendary Angler” inductee into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame and one of the co-hosts of the popular The Next Bite TV show.

 

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