Pro Staff

Rick Clunn

Rick ClunnRick Clunn, from Ava, Missouri is without question one of the greatest anglers to ever pick up a rod. Rick is tied with Kevin VanDam for most Bassmaster Classic wins with 4. In 2005, Rick was crowned by ESPN’s Greatest Angler Debate as the Greatest Angler of All Time. Clunn has racked up more than 100 Top-10’s and has 17 titles to his credit. At ICast in 2014, Clunn was honored for his 40th season of competitive angling. In addition to his Classic wins, Rick has also won the toughest tournament in the Western U.S. two times, taking home the cup in the U.S. Open held on Lake Mead in Arizona in both 1983 and 1986. Clunn is widely recognized as a master of fishing crankbaits.

Clunn is a cultural icon. In addition to numerous fishing shows and angler magazines, he has also appeared on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, illustrating his appeal even outside the fishing world.

Clunn has a long relationship with Luck-E-Strike and is the architect of the RC Series of squarebill crankbaits and jerkbaits. The Squarebill series and RCSTX continue to be industry leaders, combining incredible quality and fair price to ensure that every angler can fish the best.

Cliff Crochet

Cliff CrochetCliff Crochet is a rising star in the Elite series, having already won over $300,000 since being named Rookie of the Year in 2010. Cliff was born and raised in Pierre Part, LA and adds his Cajun flavor to every event he fishes. He’s been dubbed the “Cajun Baby” but his record is certainly adult enough. Cliff has qualified for 3 Bassmaster Classics and already has a Top-10 finish to his credit in the season-long Bassmaster Elite Series.   His career highlights include:

  • 2006 Louisiana State Champion
  • 2010 Elite Rookie of the Year Runner-Up
  • Top 25 Elite Angler in 2014
  • 7 Career Top-10’s in the Elite Series
  • 34 Top-50 BASS finishes
  • 1 Elite Series runner-up

Cliff served as a deputy sheriff prior to his career as a professional angler for 11 years. He loves hunting, coaching youth football, and is especially proud of his work with young anglers, annually hosting Youth Fishing Day in Louisiana. Cliff still lives in Louisiana, with his wife, Sara.

Casey Scanlon

Casey ScanlonCasey is a full time professional angler competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Major League Fishing Selects, and Bassmaster Opens. Casey has been competing in and winning tournaments since the age of 15 and has enjoyed success on lakes all over the country and at every level of competition. He is a Bassmaster Open winner and Bassmaster Classic qualifier.

Casey grew up fishing southern Missouri lakes such as Lake of the Ozarks, Stockton Lake, Truman, and Table Rock. He is a coast guard licensed captain and guide when he is not fishing the professional tours.

“My favorite Luck-E-Strike bait is the RC2 Series 3 Squarebill. It is my go to lure when looking for fish and catching fish. I can cover water quickly and efficiently with it. It is also extremely snag resistant and durable.”

Robbie Dodson

DodsonRobbie Dodson is a lifelong Arkansas resident. He is married to Becky and has two beautiful little girls, Brooklyn and Abby. Robbie loves fishing and being outdoors. When he’s not fishing, he is hunting deer and turkeys. Robbie travels with a group of great guys while out on tour, including James Watson, and Jason Christie. Robbie’s angling hero is his father. He counts Table Rock Lake as his favorite, while Bull Shoals is his home lake. Robbie is a soft plastics specialist, and his go-to lure is a Texas-rigged worm. Robbie is known as an extremely versatile angler and excels in deep water. He fishes in a Ranger, powered by Mercury.

“I’m proud to represent Luck-E-Strike, who consistently offers some of the best fish-catching lures in the market.”

Lionel Botha

Botha

Lionel Botha is a native of South Africa. After rising to the top of the angling world in South Africa, Lionel moved to the States to try his game against the best. Lionel now lives in Okeechobee, Florida with his wife, Lesley and their two children. Lionel fishes the FLW Tour.

Lionel loves fishing the Luck-E-Strike line of products and has proven to be a tremendous asset in promoting the brand internationally.

 

 

Chris Lane

Chris LaneIf there’s a short list of names of the top anglers in the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, Chris Lane’s name is certainly on it. Since turning pro in 2000, Chris has amassed over $1.6 million in career earnings, and has proven his consistency.    Chris is known on the B.A.S.S. tour for his positive attitude and proficiency with several fishing techniques.  He travels all over the United States competing in Bassmaster Elite Series events and B.A.S.S. Opens as well as various other tournaments.

Chris’ career highlight (so far) was definitely winning the 2012 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River in Shreveport, LA.  Lane most recently topped the podium when he won the 2014 St. John’s River event by 14+ pound. Chris also won the 2012 B.A.S.S. Southern Open on the Harris Chain in Tavares, FL, the 2010 B.A.S.S. Southern Open on Lake Okeechobee, and the 2006 B.A.S.S. Southern Open on Lake Okeechobee. Chris is closing in on 20 Top-10 finishes in B.A.S.S. events.

Chris is now working hand-in-hand with Luck-E-Strike on a new line of soft plastics to be debuted in 2015. Chris lives on Lake Guntersville in Alabama with his wife and 4 children. Chris believes in giving back to this great sport and is extremely proud of his work in growing fishing through his Reeling In Future Pros fish camp for kids, now in its 8th year.

Keith Poche
PocheKeith was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana and later moved to Alabama to attend Troy University to play college football. He worked 4 years as an independent contractor for Lowe’s before starting his fishing career. Keith has eight years’ experience competing in various Amateur and Professional Fishing Circuits across the US. He qualified for the 2010 Bassmaster Elite Series competing against the top fishermen in the country. Keith successfully qualified for the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Bassmaster Elite Series. He has been actively involved over the last 7 years with multiple charity organizations and events. His favorite lake/river to fish is the Alabama River and favorite lure is a jig. Keith is married to Brandy and the couple has 2 daughters, Isabella and Ava. Keith currently resides in Pike Road, Alabama.

  • 81 Events fished on B.A.S.S. circuits
  • Times in the money – 32
  • Top 10 Finishes – 6
  • Top 20 Finishes – 16
  • Top 50 Finishes – 35
  • Bass Tournament Earnings $269,745.00
Marty Robinson

Marty RobinsonMarty “the Party” Robinson has competed at the top level since turning pro in 2007, fishing the Elite Series, Bassmaster Southern Opens and Major League Fishing Selects. He is a two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, and is one angler to watch in 2015!’

Marty lives in Lyman, South Carolina with his wife Iris and sons, Marshall and Mitchell. Marty’s favorite Luck-E-Strike lure is the RC STX in Pro Blue.

James Watson
WatsonWatson started fishing the FLW Tour as a co-angler in 2009 and earned a trip to the 2009 Forrest Wood Cup. In 2010, Watson made the move to the front of the boat while juggling his business and professional fishing. Soon after he retired from Realty Executives and became a full time touring professional. He currently fishes the FLW circuit, PAA tournaments, Major League Fishing, and is fishing the B.A.S.S. Central Opens.

James Watson was born in Aurora, Missouri and now resides in Springfield, Missouri. A couple years after graduating high school Watson enlisted as a soldier in the U.S. Army. He quickly established himself as an exceptional leader and was promoted to the rank of Staff Sergeant. His favorite time while in the Army was the two years spent as a Basie Combat Training Drill Sergeant.

He was honorably discharged in 2001 and went to work as a real estate sales agent. He opened a Realty Executive franchise and has seen great success in the industry with over a $100 million in residential home sales.

  • FLW Cup Appearances: 2
  • FLW Top Tens: 6
  • FLW Total Events Fished: 68
  • PAA Wins: 1

“I’ve been fishing with Luck-E-Strike baits since I was six years old. Every year the company’s product line gets better and better. I truly believe they are some of the best baits on the market.“

Tim Malone

Malone

Born and raised in Louisiana, Tim Malone started tournament fishing at the age of 14. He began fishing on his first bass boat at 15 and by the time he was 19, Tim had saved up to buy his very own. Malone continued to fish a number of tournaments including the Red Man, Red Man Golden Blend and the BASS Invitational tournaments. Tim has fished the Everstart Tour in the Southeast Division and the FLW Tour.

Tim has managed to balance a general contracting career with his angling career, as well as being a husband and father to two daughters.

After 18 years this self-motivated angler is back on track and ready to keep casting his line. Tim fished the Everstart Tournaments in the Southeast Division in 2012, finishing in 65th place overall and this year, finished 95th in the FLW Tour. Tim will fish the FLW Tour and the BASS Northern Opens in 2015.