“Ever since I was a kid in California, my dream has been to fish for a living, and to do it with the best of the best on the Bassmaster Tournament Trail. I remember watching “The Bassmasters” on TV when I was seven or eight years old, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
I grew up fishing, and I was fortunate enough to have parents who loved the outdoors. My mom and dad would take me fishing on weekends as much as they could, and without their support, there’s no way I’d be where I am today.
After working my way up through the junior bass tournaments out West, I finally got the chance to prove myself against the sport’s best (and some of my fishing heroes) at the 1999 Bassmaster Classic in New Orleans. Since then, I’ve been able to win a handful of tournaments, with almost 50 top-10 finishes in ten years. I’ve been lucky, but I also know how hard you have to work to compete out here.
Today, I make my home in Alabama, which makes traveling easier on my wife and family. Lesley’s a great mom, and she takes good care of Jordan and Spencer while I’m out chasing bass. Fishing is great, and it’s something I love to do, but family and the Lord are more important to me than anything else in my life.”
Dave Lefebre has been fishing professionally since 2003 when he fished both the FLW and Bassmaster Tours as a rookie. He managed to qualify for both Tour Championships (The Forrest Wood Cup and the Bassmasters Classic), The BFL All-American, and the Stren Series Championship all in that year. In his short career, Dave is already considered one of the most accomplished anglers in FLW Tour history. He won the FLW Series Angler of the Year award in it’s inaugural year (2006), and also the Stren Series Angler of the Year in that same season. He finished 2nd in the FLW Series AOY race by a single point again in 2009 and barely missed it yet again, settling for 2nd in 2011. His second place AOY finishes also include the Stren Northern Division AOY points twice, in 2002 and 2008. Ask Dave if he likes playing 2nd fiddle!
Hometown: Erie, PA
Family: Anne (wife), Mitchell and Macy (children)
Haling from Bee Branch, Arkansas Larry has fished the FLW Tour for the last 17 years. His FLW career has included 4 wins, 23 top tens, and 14 Cup appearances. Larry started fishing B.A.S.S. in 1977 and over the years has won the BASSMaster Classic in 1983 and two Angler of the Year titles. Larry won an impressive 14 B.A.S.S. tournaments and has appeared in the Classic 25 times. Often referred to as “The General” he is high on the list of all time money winners in the sport of bass fishing. When Larry is not fishing he loves hunting, especially deer hunting.
Matt and Jordan Lee:
Matt and Jordan made history as collegiate bass fishermen. Matt and Jordan both attended Auburn University and were both members of the Auburn University Bass Fishing Team. Matt beat bother Jordan in the B.A.S.S. College Final to secure his invitation to the 2013 BASSMaster Classic. In the following B.A.S.S. College Finals Jordan again made it to the final round and it was his turn to win and secure an invitation to the 2014 BASSMaster Classic. The 2014 Classic was on Jordan’s home lake of Guntersville and he was picked as one of the favorites to win. Jordan feel slightly short of victory but made a very strong run at the lead on the final day. In 2014 Jordan and Matt set their sites on qualifying for the B.A.S.S. Elite Series through the B.A.S.S. Opens. Both did qualify for the Elites and this is the first time in history that two brothers qualified for the Elites in the same year. Matt and Jordan grew up in Cullman Alabama and are both now graduated and full time professional fishermen.
Shad Schenck is a founding partner and Hunt Guide at The Hageman Reserve. Shad is married to Sara Hageman Schenck and they have a son Strom and daughter Sage. Shad is a seed corn and soybean salesman for Monsanto in Indiana and is a Professional Angler on the FLW Tour. Shad is one of Monsanto’s the top seed salesmen in the nation.
Shad has been an FLW Professional Angler since 1996. He has qualified for the FLW Championship 7 times. Shad is one of the top bass anglers in the country. He finished 13th in the Texas Toyota Bass classic in 2011.
Shad graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Agribusiness Management. While at Purdue he founded the Purdue Bass Fishing Club and organized the 1st Collegiate Bass Fishing Tournament in the nation.
Shad, Sara, Strom and Sage live in Waynetown, Indiana where they carry on the family tradition of making maple syrup. Shads roots are in the outdoors and agriculture, many of his activities and hobbies include Hunting of all kinds. Shad enjoys giving opportunities to others by sharing his many passions with them.
Birth place: Staples, MN
Hometown: Goshen, IN
Occupation: Pro angler/ National Sales Manager Shasta RV
Hobbies Fishing, hunting, drag racing
Favorite lake: Gull Lake MN
Favorite technique: Power fishing
Fishes: BASS Northern Open
18-time Bassmasters Classic/FLW Cup Qualfier
2-time BASS Top 150 Champion
1.8 million dollar in career earnings with FLW/BASS