Tommy Biffle of Wagoner, Okla. is a true legend in the sport of bass fishing. one of the Old Guard pros who spans the generations from the inception of the sport to the future. Despite being one of the true old school stars, Biffle has carried his winning ways into the current era with three Bassmaster Elite Series wins, a Bassmaster Opens victory and two PAA Series victories since 2006. Known for his strength with a Flippin' Stick, Biffle has long been one of the true stars of the sport.
James Watson of Lampe, MO. is a Major League Fishing star, FLW Tour Pro and BASS Opens angler. Watson's career started in the back of the boat. In 2009 as a co-angler he earned his first trip to the Forrest Wood Cup. That next year he made the move to the front of the boat and has never looked back. Watson has made appearances at the Bassmaster Classic by winning a Central Open on Table Rock Lake. He has qualified for the Forrest Wood Cup through AOY points and this coming year, 2017, from his win at the FLW Invitational on Norris Lake. Watson also has a PAA win under his belt thus far in his career.
Ish Monroe of Hughson, Calif. has earned a name as one of the best shallow water anglers in the sport of bass fishing. Monroe is known for his ability with a Punchin rod, a Frog rod and when shallow crankbaits and spinnerbaits are the ticket. Monroe remains one of the few professional anglers who fish the Bassmaster Elite Series, and as many FLW Tour events as he can.
John Murray of Phoenix, Ariz. is known as one of the Godfathers of the Western bass fishing scene. Murray is known for his skills in deep water, topwater baits and as a sight fisherman. Before leaving to pursue his career on the National tours, Murray was; and remains, the only angler to win a fully rigged boat on every major tournament body of water in the West from Washington State to New Mexico.
His career statistics include:
3-Time Bassmaster Elite Series Champion
2012 Bassmaster Classic Champion
2012 Southern Open Champion
7-Career B.A.S.S. Wins
$1.8 million in combined career earnings
Larry Dahlberg of Taylor Falls, Minn. is immediately recognizable to many because of his The Hunt for Big Fish Television show. An all around fisherman, Dahlberg travels the world showing anglers how to catch giant fish of all species on his program. The Hunt for Big Fish was established in 1992 and airs 26 original episodes each year on the NBC Sports Network.