Al Lindner - Host, Angling Edge
In 1970, three years after returning from Viet Nam, a 25-year-old Al Lindner first appeared on his own television show sharing his love and passion for the sport of fishing. The show was filmed and directed by his brother Ron Lindner, and included his young 10-year-old nephew, James Lindner. This first family of fishing has continued to inspire anglers on-air every year without fail ever since. The Lindners celebrate their 40th season on television when Lindner’s Angling Edge premiers Saturday January 2nd, 2010 at 10:00 AM Eastern time on Versus. With Al’s passion for all varieties of fish, you never know what Fishouflage pattern you may catch him in. Check local listings for Lindner’s Angling Edge schedule. For more information you can also visit www.anglingedge.com.
Chad Morgenthaler - FLW & PAA Touring Pro
In March of 2002, Chad fulfilled a lifelong dream and qualified what was then the Bassmaster Top 150 Tour, through their Central Open Series, and at that point there is no looking back. Since that time, Chad is approaching over half a million dollars in winnings, with some impressive titles along the way. His honors include: 2009 Toyota Texas Bass Classic Top 10, 3 Bassmasters Classic appearances, 2007 FLW Cup Qualification, as well as 15 top 10 finishes in professional competition. In addition to being very competitive at the national level, Chad is also very active in the Professional Anglers Association, including three years as a Board Member, one of which as Vice President of the Organization. Chad will be promoting our Bassouflage Pattern in FLW and PAA Competitions in 2010 as a big part of his truck, boat, and wardrobe. You won’t miss his “Love of the Sport”. Learn more about Chad at www.chadmorgenthaler.com.
Greg Hackney - BASS & PAA Touring Pro
Greg Hackney is the newest member of the Fishouflage Prostaff, and he brings an amazing talent for catching bass to the table. With a hometown of Gonzalez, LA Greg cut his teeth on southern style bass fishing, but has proven he can catch them anywhere. He recently took home the title of 2009 FLW Cup Champion in Pittsburgh, PA, which was one of the toughest championships on record. Despite this honor, Greg has been even more successful on the Bassmasters Tournament Trails, where he has amassed over 1 million dollars in career earnings with 30 top ten finishes. Although a full time bass fishing pro, Greg will be hitting the duck blinds and woods of Louisiana in his Fishouflage as well. We’ll likely see as many of his hunting pictures on the trophy wall as fishing.
Gary Parsons - Walleye Pro & Co-Host, The Next Bite TV
When it comes to Professional Walleye Fishing, there is not a more accomplished angler than Gary. He holds a special place in fishing history as the only walleye angler to win three PWT Angler of the Year awards, as well as AOY titles in all three professional walleye circuits. Gary has also been inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a "Legendary Angler". Throughout his career Gary has produced numerous instructional videos, as well as written books on the art of walleye fishing. His list of first place finishes goes on and on, and now he can add Accomplished Television Host to his resume. Gary, Pete Mania, and Keith Kavajecz will be sporting Fishouflage as they go out and catch all things toothy on the Next Bite TV, which is aired on Versus and the World Fishing Network (WFN). Be sure to tune in, and catch the guys. See Gary's long list of accomplishments, and the schedule for the show at www.thenextbite.com.
Karl Kalonka - Host, Extreme Angler Television
Its possible that Karl's love for fishing began as early as the age of five, when his dad took Karl and the whole family to Lake Simcoe almost every weekend fishing for yellow perch, sunfish, and northern pike. From there, he was hooked and his Love of the Sport was born. Working out of his basement, Karl built his publishing business from a struggling one-man enterprise to a thriving multimedia company including various titled publications, specie select Annuals, the popular television series EXTREME ANGLER TV and due to popular demand, in the midst of production of the most in-depth, educational, entertaining and inspiring DVD library ever created for Canadian anglers. Throughout Karl’s travels, filming, and public appearances, he too will be making A Passion Statement, with Fishouflage’s more “toothy” patterns. Catch up on Karl and his program at www.extremeanglertv.com.
Pete Maina - Muskie Pro & Co-Host, The Next Bite TV
Pete is North America's top authority regarding Muskie and Pike fishing. Not only is he an accomplished angler, Pete is an author, professional photographer, TV show host, and professional speaker. Although Pete's specialty is Muskie, if it’s toothy, he can catch it. Fans can catch Pete and his giant Musky as part of The Next Bite TV, which he co-hosts with other Fishouflage prostaff members. In addition to the television series, Pete also produces educational videos and DVDS on Muskie fishing, along with lectures at sport shows throughout North America. Other often rely on his expertise in other television programs in addition to his own. Pete may be seen regularly on "John Gillespie's Waters and Woods", as well as on Muskie segments for Bass Pro Shop's "Outdoor World", and Mark Zona's World's Greatest Fishing Show on ESPN2. Pete is one of our biggest fans of Muskyflage, and we look forward to it being incorporated into his passionate lifestyle in 2010. To learn more about the musky man himself, visit www.nextbitetv.com.
Chase Parsons - Walleye Pro & Co-Host, The Next Bite TV
Chase Parsons, may be first recognized as son of Legendary Hall of Fame Angler Gary Parsons; however, he’s quickly proving he is his own angler, and a good one at that. He entered the professional walleye fishing game in 2005 at the age of 22, and is still the youngest "Full-Time" walleye tournament pro. Off to a great start, Chase has had numerous top finishes in the PWT and AIM circuits. He has just come off of a season placing second in the AIM (Anglers Insight Marketing) Angler of the Year standings, proving he has what it takes. AIM includes most of the top walleye fisherman in the country competing head to head, and Chase is prepared to make his mark. Chase frequently hosts "The Next Bite" television show with Pete, Gary, and Keith and we look forward to watching him climb to the top. We couldn’t ask for a better representative for Walleyeflage. Keep an eye on this rising star at www.nextbitetv.com.
Keith Kavajecz - Walleye Pro & Co-Host, The Next Bite TV
Keith Kavajecz, of Kaukauna WI, is an accomplished professional walleye fisherman, specializing in tournament fishing and walleye fishing promotions. Keith has been inducted into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame as a “Legendary Angler”, due to his accomplishments on the water. He also finds time to co-host the popular The Next Bite TV show. Since 1986 Keith has racked up an impressive list of accomplishments including PWT Top Gun Awards, PWT Champion titles, as well as honors on the North American Walleye Tour, Masters Walleye Circuit, and various other trails. Kavajecz has been featured in publications from In-Fisherman to Outdoor Life and Field and Stream, just to name a few. His instruction includes books and videos, and he is considered to be a great contributor to the walleye industry. We look forward to Keith’s promotion of Fishouflage and our partners’ products. To learn more about Keith, visit www.nextbitetv.com.
Steve Pennaz, Executive Director of North American Fishing Club
Steve Pennaz, Award-winning fisherman, editor and television host of North American Fisherman on Versus, Steve is the Executive Director of North American Fishing Club. http://fishingclub.com/