Accomplishments: One of the top teams in the upper Gulf. Has won Division 7 plus numerous individual events. Has good equipment, well disciplined, and has the ability to get local knowledge on east coast. When the tour reaches the Gulf legs, including the final event, the Intense team will shine!
Teammates: Max Williams
Sponsors: Yamaha, Yellowfin, SYN-FAB, Jomar
Accomplishments: The best Gulf team of all time. Marcus is seven time Gulf Division Champion
(including 2011)with over 50 king mackerel tournament wins since '91. 23 of
those are SKA wins. Holds the SKA Divisional three fish aggregate record of
165 pounds. Could go down in history as the best overall fisherman to ever
fish SKA competition. Has a great team this year. The team has now set their
sites on the title and could do it this year!
Accomplishments: Talent, talent, talent. Lot's of it, and they have the equipment and resources to be in the hunt when the series hits the final event. Qualified out of Division 4. Cunningham is the Production Manager for Contender boats and they are fishing the new 39. This great group finished 7th at Golden Isles Kingfish Classic, 7th at Sarasota Yamaha Pro Event, 6th at Little River Yamaha Pro Event, 2nd at the Yamaha Pro Nationals, 3rd at the SKA National Championship and were 6th place Angler of the year in 2011 alone!
Boat Brand: Fountain Motors: Mercury Trailer: Myco Captain: Randy Griffin Jr. Hampstead, North Carolina
Teammates: Craig Hughes
Randy Griffin, Sr.
Accomplishments: Since '01 Randy and his team have racked up three firsts and six seconds in professional competition. The amazing thing is that most of these were in un-familiar waters like Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Jr. Ayden
won top Junior Angler Championship in Biloxi in 2011. They have more than earned the respect of the fishing fraternity.
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Mercury/Yamaha Trailer: American Captain: Kevin Hannon Seminole, Florida
Teammates: Jim Naset
Accomplishments: Their list of accomplishments run very deep. 40 money finishes since '99 including wins in the Fort Pierce Open, St. Simons Open, and in Divisions 6, 10, and 11. Earned 2nd in Key West Pros, 8th in Jensen Beach Pros, and 8th in Little River Pros in '07. Earned 2nd in '08 National Championship. Finished 4th overall on Pro Tour in '07 and 11th in '08, 15th in '09. This is a great team with a terrific sponsor. Should be at the top or real close going into the final event of the year.
Teammates: Bill Platt
Gill Strelec, Jr.
Boat Brand: Onslow Bay Motors: Mercury Trailer: Magic Tilt Captain: Rob Lupola Navarre, Florida
Teammates: Ray Martinez
Sponsors: Mercury, Raymarine Electronics, Daiwa reels, Mojo Sportswear, Cannon
Downriggers, Bluewater Candy Lures, Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, Ripcharts, Key
Marine, Offshore Electronics, and GoPro
Accomplishments: The 2011 SKA Small Boat National Champions. The team also finished in the top 10 in the 2008 National Championships and took 1st Place in the small boat class at the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in 2009. Going into their 10th year in the SKA, the team has been and continues to be a very successful and established fishing team in both the local and national circuit. They have qualified for the National Championships every year since joining the SKA, and rely on their strong teamwork, dedication, experience, and a bonding friendship to continue to grow as a top contender in the SKA.
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Boat Brand: Invincible Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Myco Captain: Bill Butler Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Teammates: Donald Bourgeois
Accomplishments: This team earned 8th overall in '04 and moved up to 6th in '05. Then dropped of the map due to Hurricane Katrina. After rebuilding the world famous Venice Marina in Venice, Louisiana, they returned to earn 5th overall in the standings in '07. One of the best teams fishing in the country ever! Fierce competitors, they never back off, quit, or loose enthusiasm. Finished 5th in Nationals in '09 & won the Golden Meadow Tarpon Rodeo. The Gulf oil spill kept them off the tour in '10. They could be the most consistent team ever to fish the tour. Will be Champions soon!
Spiced Rum III
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Real Extreme Captain: William Wummer Riviera Beach, Florida
Teammates: Sherri Beswick
Sponsors: Yamaha, Tuppens Marine, Gill Media, Medical Center of the Palm Beaches, Goron & Doner, Canyon Gear, JL Audio, New Port Cove Marina, Juno Bait, Titos Vidka, J Camm Lures, Sailfish Marina, Tow Boat US, Ask The Advisors, Kite Keepers, United K-9 Special Patrol, Reel Tease, Tease Me Tequila
Accomplishments: Winning 4th place in 2005 SKA Nationals, Qualified for Division 10 for over 10 years, Qualified for 10 years to fish the Saltwater Showdown against the 75 best boats in South Florida, Our team is very consistent and we all work together. Having fun is the name of the game. I want to thank my team for all the hard work and dedication.
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Fred Watkins, Jr Fairhope, Alabama
Teammates: Ken Jensen
Butch Sherman Smith
Accomplishments: Members since 1999 with many accomplishments such as: 2011 Division 7 Small Boat Winner; 2011 4th Place Nationals; 2011 1st Place Division 7 Lady and Senior Anglers; 2011 1st Place West Delta Invitational Venice; 2011 1st place Gorenflo's SKA KMT Biloxi; 2011 1st place Small Boat and 3rd place Overall Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo; 2011 2nd Place 1st Annual Kajun Sportsman King Classic Orange Beach; 2009 Division 7 Small Boat 1st Place; 2009 2nd place Junior Angler; 2009 2nd place Overall 1st place Small Boat Biloxi Bash; 2009 1st place SMall Boat Kajun Sportsman King Classic Fourchon
Boat Brand: Intrepid Motors: Yamaha Trailer: AmeraTrail Captain: C. "Mark" Henderson Cape Carteret, North Carolina
Teammates: Joshua Henderson
Sponsors: Intrepid Powerboats, Yamaha, Cannon Downriggers, Accurate Reels, Stevenson
Auto Group, American Rodsmiths, NBOA Marine Insurance, Crystal Coast
Graphics, Taco Metals, Rigid Industries LED Lighting, American Fishing Wire,
Simrad, Best Buy Marine, AmeraTrail, ICOM, Fish Hard Gear, Blue Water Candy,
Optima Batteries, Mate Series, Yozuri, Angler's Envy, Fusion, Ocean Tamer,
Minn Kota, Valvoline, Spro, VMC Hooks, Costa Del Mar, Columbia, Sanderson
Boatworks, Sportsman's Toy Store, Jerry Stroud.
Accomplishments: In 2008 as a rookie pro team, Liquid Fire earned both the 2008 Angler of the Year and Junior Angler of the Year in addition to the 2008 Dan Schaad Family Achievement Award.
2012 accomplishments to date include: 1st place NBOA Gulf Coast Open including 1st place Jr., 4th place Big Pig Shootout, 8th place Kajun Sportsman King Classic including 1st place Jr.
In 2011, Crockett won 4 out of 5 Pro Jr. events helping him earn 2011 Pro Jr. Angler of the Year Title. '11 accomplishments include: 3rd Rumble in the Jungle and 1st Jr., 4th Sneads Ferry and 1st Jr., 6th East Coast Got-Em-On and 3rd Jr., 1st Jr. Sarasota Pro Event, 1st Jr. Jensen Beach Pro Event, 6th Fourchon Pro Event and 1st Jr., 1st Jr. Little River Pro Event.
2010 accomplishments include: 11th East Coast Got-Em-On and 3rd Jr., 3rd South Brunswick and 2nd Jr., 4th Atlantic Beach and 1st Aggregate plus 1st Jr., 1st Cedar Point KMT, 4th Carolina Kingfish Classic and 1st Jr.
Liquid Fire has qualified for the SKA National Championship each year since career began in 2004. Plus, Joshua and Crockett have received too many junior angler awards to mention. This is Crockett's final year as a junior.
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Mercury Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Alex Burgess Lake Worth, Florida
Teammates: Jim Wood
Accomplishments: Team Penny-Less consists of David Linsinbigler (boat owner), Alex Burgess, and father and son team, James and Michael Wood. Although James and David have been fishing tournaments since the time of Arthur Smith, James, Michael, and Alex began fishing together as Team Woody/Team Seapremacy (depending on who's boat was being fished) in 2008. David Linsinbigler came on board in 2010, and became the fourth and final member of Team Penny-Less!
With nearly a century of combined fishing experience commercially, professionally, and just for fun, we have managed to put together a very cohesive and well balanced team. We have both the experience of the older men as well as the intellect and talent of two great young guys. Luckily, we are all dedicated to the same thing, fishing, and on tournament days that's what we do.
Since we enjoy the competition and excitement of tournament fishing, this year we decided to seek out a new challenge. The SKA circuit was the perfect choice. We are looking forward to many fun and successful seasons with the SKA, and appreciate the opportunity to compete against such experienced and worthy Teams.
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Mercury Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Jack Bracewell Summerville, South Carolina
Teammates: Randy Wirth
Sponsors: Contender, Mercury, Rigid Industries, Ameratrail, Wet Sounds, Palmetto Primary Care Physicians, Scotty Downriggers, Smith, Icom, Garmin, Smith Optics Elite, Mojo Sports Apparel, Optima Batteries, Active Grafix, Sanderson Boatworks
Accomplishments: In '07 and '08 won Division 3, Class of 23 and in '11 they won the Open Class. In '08 also won second place in Open Class in Division 9. Eren was also South Carolina's Top Lady Angler in '07, '08, and '11. Finished 14th on the Pro Tour in '10 which included a 6th place finish in Jensen Beach, 2nd in St. Simons. In '08 Jack won the prestigious SKA Director's Award. This is a world-class team, which never gives up. Certainly capable of winning any event they enter, including the Pros.
Boat Brand: Hanson Skiff Motors: Suzuki Captain: Bobby Schoenfeld Golden Meadow, Louisiana
Teammates: Minna Koltes
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Magic Tilt Captain: Bob Wiggins Charleston, South Carolina
Teammates: Dowell Coker
Sponsors: Contender, Tailwalker Marine, Yamaha, Cannon Downriggers, Ameratrail Trailers, Smith Rod Holders, GoPro, Pelagic, Optima Batteries, K-2 Coolers.
Accomplishments: The RockDoc team has a "never give up attitude" and are as consistant as any team on the PRO TOUR with 9 National Championship invites. The team has earned an 11th place finish in the Championship, plus several senior angler and lady angler honors in Divisional competition. Bob has put together a very impressive team that includes time honored skills, youth and aggressiveness. The team is fishing a new 39 ST Yamaha powered Contender this year so they will always be in the hunt when we get to the final event. And don't be surprised if they walk away with number one honors. One of the best in the country!
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Magic Tilt Captain: Lewis Rogers St. Augustine Florida
Teammates: B.J. Pearson
Sponsors: Crowley's Concrete, Century Construction, Air Shock America, Wingate Insurance, River Marine.
Accomplishments: This highly experienced team made the Pros through qualifying not only from Division 4, but 5 also. In '05 the team won the Nassau TFC, earned 14th in the Kingbuster, 13th in aggregate in the Greater Jacksonville Tournament, 9th in St. Mary's, and 16th in Sapalo. Moved to 68th in rankings in '06 and '07 to 30th, and in '08 has climbed to 12th. In 2010 climbed all the way up to 6th. Moving up in rankings quickly! This team has talent, determination, and the will to win. Could be at the top at the end of the year!
Accomplishments: This fishing team was started by Henry Tillett & Clint Richardson in the early 2000's on Clints 23' boat "Finatic". We fished division 9&12; winning division 12 small boat class points in 2005 & placing second in small boat class division 9 in 2008. We also qualified "Finatic" almost every year in division 9. In 2007 we started fishing division 1&2 on the "Windy Conditions". We were able to finish 5th in Division 2 in 2007&2008;. 2011 was a great year with a 5th place overall and 1st place jr
angler in The Reel Outdoors Bone Suckin Sauce Onslow Bay KMT & a 3rd overall, 2nd place jr angler,1st place Lady angler in the season ending Swansboro Rotary club KMT to end up 8th in competitive Division 1 overall, 2nd place overall lady, & a 2nd place jr in the Atlantic Beach KMT gave Gage a 3rd overall points finish for our jr angler. The team has had several tournament top 5 & top 10 finishes every year with to many jr, lady, and small boat awards to mention.
Teammates: Jerry Solovskoy
Sponsors: Nor-Tech, Mercury
Accomplishments: This is a top team that qualified out of Division 11 where they earned an eighth overall in '10. Has a new ride and sponsor, which should help the team. They are all accomplished anglers, but this being their rookie year in the pros will test their ability. Missed the first event Should still end up in the top ten or could still win it all.
Seahorse Fishing Team
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Chad Morris Troy, North Carolina
Teammates: Scott Buff
George Metzgar, Jr.
Accomplishments: Seahorse Fishing Team has fished the SKA trail for many years, even fishing the the Pro's in the past. After taking some time away from the trail Chad is back with some new team members. Currently fishing with him are Scott Buff, his wife Amy, daughter Madison, and father in law George. Scott, a family friend & business partner brings a lot to the table for this team. He is a former charter boat captain & USCG licensed master captain. His additional knowledge can only further this teams chances of finishing on top.
Chad's daughter obviously inherited her Dad's passion for the sport. During her time fishing with the team Madison has earned herself numerous Top JR Angler titles, awards and money! She has been in the #2 spot for overall Top Junior Anger in Div#9 for the past 2yrs.
Amy has also proven herself to be an asset to the team. She has earned several Lady Angler awards and was the Top Lady Angler for Div#9 in 2010. George, who has fished with the team for numerous years is also proven keeper. George has earned several Sr. Titles, with the latest being the Top Sr. Angler for Div#9 in 2011.
Morris has the leadership skills, knowledge, and determination to take this team a long way. This team has qualified to fish Nationals every year since being back and has also been a Top 5 team for the past two years in Div#9. This proves their consistency and determination to be a top NC team. This is another great FAMILY fishing team from NC.
East Coast Sports
Boat Brand: Onslow Bay Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Magic Tilt Captain: Randall Edens Hampstead, North Carolina
Teammates: George Edens
Sponsors: East Coast Sports, Yamaha, Magic Tilt Trailers, Onslow Bay Boats, Zander Guy Real Estate, Blackbeard's Treasure Campground.
Accomplishments: Randall and his team are the 2008 National Champions in the Class of 23, sport fishing's most coveted honor! A perennial winner in North Carolina waters, he has won many events plus his team won Division 2's Class of 23 in '08. Cole has won many Junior Angler honors and awards. The team qualified in '06 and '07 for the FLW Tour Championship. Randall won the SKA's Sportmanship Award in '01 and has joined the Pro ranks this year for a run at the other title, 'Angler of the Year.' Has got a good shot especially with the team he has!
Boat Brand: SeaHunter Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Float On Captain: Michael Jacquin Fort Pierce, Florida
Teammates: Lori Jacquin
Accomplishments: This team fishes the east coast of Florida events and is accomplished in all species. Great on preparation and has a superb team to accomplish a title run. Extremely professional and ambitious which should see them in the winners circle at the end of the season.
Boat Brand: Invincible Motors: Mercury Trailer: Float On Captain: Todd King Gulf Breeze, Florida
Teammates: Summer King
Merle "Van" Vantassel
Teammates: James Hammonds, Jr.
Sponsors: Best Buy Marine Seminole Media Production, Simrad, GOST, Kluch Clothing, Sea Vision, NBOA, Icom
Accomplishments: Leon has earned six top ten finishes in just two years. Qualified for the National Championship past three years. Has extreme confidence plus the team works together. Leon is a smart fisherman and adapts to the environment quickly. Won Fort Pierce and earned a second in Key West. Has earned the respect of his peers fishing the Tour.
Teammates: Trey Groves
Matt de Antonio
Sponsors: Sperry Top-Sider, Onslow Bay Boatworks, TackleToyStore.com, Costa Del Mar, Yeti Coolers, Sceptre Rods, Fishizzle Tackle, Sea Angler Gear, Atlantis Weather Gear, Keystone Concrete, Groucho's Deli of Charleston
Accomplishments: This amazing South Carolina team took 2010 and 2011 as the Overall Division 3 Champions, finished top ten three years in a row at the 2009-2011 Nationals, and have numerous tournament wins including but not limited to: 2011 Fishing for Miracles KMT, 2011 Sullivans Island King Classic, 2010 Edisto Island KMT, 2005 Frantic Atlantic KMT. Definitely a team to watch closely this year!
Boat Brand: Sailfish Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Chad Sullivan Charleston, South Carolina
Teammates: Brian Wilkinson
Sponsors: Island Floor Coverings, 836 Tackle Company
Accomplishments: 2011-1st place Jr for the year, 4th overall and 1st place Jr at Sullivan's
Island Saltwater Classic, 1st place Jr and 9th overall at Tailwalker Marine
2010-3rd place Jr for the year, 3rd overall and 1st place Jr at Bucks Pizza
KMT, 3rd place Jr at Tailwalker Marine Offshore Challenge
2009-10th overall and 3rd place Jr at BMI Kings for Kids, 10th overall at
Sullivan's Island Saltwater Classic
2008-5th overall and 1st place lady angler at Tailwalker Marine Offshore
Challenge, 3rd place Jr at Charleston Saltwater Classic
2007-1st place overall at BMI Kings for Kids
Qualified for National out of Division 3 for the past 5 years.
Boat Brand: Invincible Motors: Suzuki Trailer: Myco Captain: Ron Mitchell Port St. Lucie, Florida
Teammates: Jaime Fortwangler
Accomplishments: Angler of the Year '06 and '09, saltwater fishing's most coveted title! Joined a very elite group of anglers. Set the second largest seven fish aggregate in Pros since SKA inception in '91 till it was beaten in '07.
Qualified out of Division 10 every year since '99 for the National Championship before turning Pro.
Finished 13th in 2010 but was in the hunt till the final event. Perennial winner and top ten finisher. Different teammates this year but still could be the best team fishing today. Very consistent and professional, serious about their game, and will be around in the title round this year.
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: D. Logan Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Teammates: Conrad Lau
Sponsors: Intrepid Power Boats, Myco Trailers, Simrad Electronics, Boom Wraps, Bennett Trim Tabs, Yamaha Outboard Motors
Accomplishments: Part of this team has been fishing Kingfish tournaments for 30 years. Steve Lucie is a charter member of the SKA with SKA #004. They fished two years on the FLW Pro Tour and are fishing for the first year this year on the SKA Pro Tour. They have to their credit a $21,000.00 win in the FLW Brunswick Tournament, several top three places in the Greater Jacksonville Tournament and have fished the last three SKA Nationals. This is their third Intrepid and are enjoying fishing with the Intrepid Power Boats Factory Fishing Team.
Boat Brand: Mako Motors: Yamaha Trailer: TNT Captain: Bruce Brown Wilmington, North Carolina
Teammates: Stacy Brown
Team Animal House
Boat Brand: Wellcraft Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Road King Captain: John Parks Jacksonville, North Carolina
Teammates: Matt Henderson
Robert Daugherty, Jr.
Accomplishments: This is a veteran team of both the SKA and FLW circuits and is considered to be one of the best teams to ever come out of North Carolina. Well respected! Finished 28th in 2010 and is expected to excel this year.
Teammates: David "Tony" Karwacki
Accomplishments: This is a good small boat team out for Georgia! Code Red has qualified in Div4
every year they fish, conquered Div8 in 2010 by winning 23 and under, senior,
junior and lady honors. Placed 5 overall in 2011 at the National Championship and
3rd overall in Sapelo.
Boat Brand: Deep Impact Motors: Mercury Trailer: Myco Captain: Jason Solano Cocoa, Florida
Teammates: Spencer Ross
Sponsors: Deep Impact, Mercury, Monster Energy
Accomplishments: First year on the Pro Tour . Has the talent on the team, good sponsors, and a great ride. They have the ability but determination will be the factor as to where they finish this year. On paper they have the ability to be big winners!
Accomplishments: This team adds a lot of camaraderie and spirit to the Tour. Anthony produces a world-class tournament each year for Division 7 at the Kajun Sportsman in Fourchon, Louisiana, and is highly respected in the angling community. Anthony and his wife Rebecca gives generously to insure the success of the SKA. This is a very good team who have been fishing together for some time now.
Blew By U
Boat Brand: Onslow Bay Motors: Mercury Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Corey Durako Wilmington, North Carolina
Teammates: Barry Bierstedt
Accomplishments: We are a young group of guys that have grown up fishing, surfing, and hanging out together. We started tournament fishing together back in 2009 and have had a great time in this sport. Our biggest accomplishment so far is winning the 2010 East Coast Got-em-on King Mackerel Classic and setting the tournament record with a 56.60 king. We also finished 8th in our first nationals apperance in 2011. Qualified for Nationals every year since 2009.
Bam Bam / Full Throttle
Boat Brand: Fountain Motors: Mercury Trailer: Owen's and Sons Captain: Larry Vogt Palm Coast, Florida
Teammates: Steve Carman
Sponsors: Full Throttle Automotive Performance Products, the best for your truck AND
boat. Wrap by Techno-Signs, Orlando Florida
Accomplishments: This team fished the 23' and under since 2000 and combined in 2008 to fish the Open Class, qualifying for Nationals each year since. Known to work hard, they have several top 5 and top 10 finishes. With blue water experience, this team took 1st place dolphin in Jensen Beach 2010 and 2nd place dolphin in Ft. Pierce 2011. This talented rookie team is dedicated to be one of the best on the Pro Tour!
Team Intracoastal Angler
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: AmeraTrail Captain: Jackson David Wilmington, North Carolina
Accomplishments: Jackson and Hunter have been fishing tournaments together since they were five years old looking forward to the day that they could fish on their own. When that day came last season, the two 16 year olds ended up fourth place overall in Division 9 and sixth overall in Division 1 heading to Nationals. As the youngest fishing team in the SKA, they are looking forward to another season and joining the ProTour.
Boat Brand: Hydra Sports Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Mike McDuffie Pittsboro, North Carolina
Teammates: Jordan Williamson
Accomplishments: This talented team won the '05 Rumble in the Jungle event, in '07 took second at Beaufort, and took a first on the FLW tours Wrightsville Beach stop. The team has 24 top ten finishes combined and has 68 combined tournament experiences. They have had 3 national television appearances and several articles in national publications. You know what they say, the cream always rises to the top. This team is loaded with talent including National Champion Randall Edens on board.
ProMarineUSA.com / Kingpin
Boat Brand: Jupiter Motors: Evinrude Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Ken Dellane St. Petersburg, Florida
Teammates: Chad Hickman
Sponsors: ProMarineUSA.com, Gulf Coast Auto Body and Service, Advanced Water Filtration.
Accomplishments: Ken has been a perennial winner in SKA's Division 6. Ken fished with other teams also but this is his second run at the National title in his own boat. Finished third overall in '10 Pro Tour. Ken has found a good cohesive team that also has talent. There may be better teams fishing the Pro's this year but none with the determination of this team. Watch for their boat name atop leader boards this season and at the top when the season ends!
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: AmeraTrail Captain: Brant & Barrett McMullan Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
Accomplishments: The McMullan team consists of: Brant and Barrett, brothers and team leaders; Rube, the patriarch and head bait jigger; Amy and Stephanie, anglers and wives to Brant and Barrett; and Caroline, 7 year old daughter to Brant and Amy, top junior angler, angler in training and team cheerleader. They are considered to be one of the best fishing families in the Carolinas, setting the biggest fish SKA record of 74.1 pounds to win the 2009 National Championship, 2011 National Champions, 6 time top 10 or better finish in SKA Nationals, and 1st place in at least one SKA event per year since 2006. One of the best family fishing teams in the country!
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Dean Spatholt Calabash, North Carolina
Sponsors: Fountain Boats, Mercury Outboards, Myco Trailers, Garmin, Winslow Life Rafts, Diamond Line Co., Accurate Reels, Bethel Marine Electronics, Crowder Rods, Travelers.
Accomplishments: Earned National Number 4 in '06, National Number 2 in '08. Alden broke the three-engine barrier by successfully adding a fourth outboard and created a new element to the sport. Won the Fourchon, Louisiana leg of the '06 Pro Tour. Alison is considered one of the top ladies in the sport. Alden has put together a great team and heads up the Fountain Fishing Teams. All team members are veteran Pros and are a well-conceived team that should challenge for the title this year.
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Pinnacle Captain: Thomas Mangan James Island, South Carolina
Teammates: Anne Kirby
Boat Brand: Sea Hunter Motors: Evinrude Trailer: Float On Captain: Doug Miller Ft. Pierce, Florida
Teammates: Brian Black
Sponsors: Seahunter Boats, St Lucie Battery and Tire
Accomplishments: 3 top 15 finishes at Nationals, Division 8 winner 2010 4th place finish div 10 2010. Cape Canaveral record holder. Fish hard! Have fun..
Canaveral Tournament 2010
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Brian Allen Raleigh, North Carolina
Teammates: James Harris
The Reel Won
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: AmeriTrail Captain: Robert A. Woithe Placida, Florida
Teammates: Susan Woithe
Robert Woithe PhD
Sponsors: Yamaha, Ingman Marine, The Boat House
Accomplishments: Fishing the trail since 1993, this is the top family fishing team in the
country.They have earned many top finishes from Fourchon to Morehead.Won The
Dan Schaad family award in 2000 & 2011.Bob won top Sr. in 1996&2000;.Susan
was top Lady in 2000⊤ Pro in 2011.Now fishing with a 3rd generation,
grandsons Rob&Luke; both won Jr. angler in their first tournaments. The team
is looking forward to many more fun days on the water.
Teammates: Chris Bates
Sponsors: Contender, Tailwalker Marine
Accomplishments: Everything the other teams do, this team does a time and a half. These guys have made this team a consistent Nationals
qualifier out of Division 3 and are proven winners taking the Sullivans Island Saltwater Classic in 2010. It's time to put the Hammer Down this year and let karma do its thing.
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Mike Williams Clayton, North Carolina
Teammates: Gordon Dunn
Boat Brand: Cape Horn Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Star Line Captain: Kenneth Strickland Greensboro, North Carolina
Teammates: Roy Strickland
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: David Tedder Colfax, North Carolina
Teammates: Jeff Smith
Accomplishments: Started in SKA competition last year. Won Atlantic Beach KMT in '09 plus earned 6th in Division 1 last year. In their rookie season on the Tour, the team finished 18th. Teammates have lots of experience, enough to help David win the title? Don't bet against them.
Boat Brand: Everglades Motors: Honda Trailer: Road King Captain: Chris Rosengarten Beaufort, South Carolina
Teammates: Bill Rosengarten
Teammates: Matt Worsham
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: AmeraTrail Captain: Russell Stuart Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates: Rocky Cusack
Sponsors: Contender, Yamaha, Seafood Kitchen
Accomplishments: Seafood Kitchen has won too many awards to count over the years and has been the team to beat in Division 5 competition. Won Greater Jacksonville last year. All members of the team are veteran competitors with the ability to win it all. Fishing with borrowed boats this year till their new 39' Contender is delivered this summer. Has the ability to attract many sponsors.
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Mercury Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Paul Myers, Jr. Winter Haven, Florida
Teammates: Keith Magnus
Reel Thrill / Team Bone Suckin Sauce
Boat Brand: Onslow Bay Motors: Mercury Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Vaughn Ford Youngsville, North Carolina
Teammates: Graeson Ford
Sponsors: Bone Suckin' Sauce, Mercury, Cape Fear Sportswear, Optima, Calusa
Accomplishments: 2006 1st Place CCSA KMT, 2009 4th Place Raleigh Saltwater KMT, 2009 8th
Place ABKMT, 2010 National Champions 23 and Under, 2010 Sneads Ferry KMT 7th
Place, 2011 2nd Place Division 1, Small Boat Category
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Ameratrail Captain: Henry Moore III Clinton, North Carolina
Teammates: Tracy Moore
Henry E. Moore, Jr.
Teddy St. Pierre
Henry E. Moore IV
Boat Brand: SeaCraft Motors: Mercury Trailer: EZ Loader Captain: Rob Ferris Harrisburg, North Carolina
Teammates: David Sharron
Sponsors: Bass Pro Shops, Mercury Marine, Raymarine, Cannon, Optima Batteries, Spro, P-Line, Hydroglow, Barefoot Fishing, Daiichi, Big Fish Tools
Accomplishments: The Crew of the Mad Mouse is full of very accomplished anglers. A portion of their accomplishments include, Three - 1st place finishes including Francis Langford KMT and the US OPEN. Two 2nd places including the Jensen Beach Pro, Two 3rd Place finishes in the US Open and numerous top 10's throughout the teams career at events such as Jolly Mon, King of the Cape, Rumble in Jungle. Monica was Top Pro Lady Angler in 2009 Key West event and in 2009 Captain Rob was awarded the Sportsmanship awarded by the SKA.
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Mercury Trailer: Myco Captain: Dave Workman, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida
Teammates: Rick Stinson
Boat Brand: Hydra Sports Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Road King Captain: Mike Edwards Wilmington, North Carolina
Teammates: Jot Owens
D. Brian Benford
Teammates: Hunter Irvine
Unreel Fishing Team
Boat Brand: Regulator Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Steve Squires Kinston, North Carolina
Teammates: John Moore
Charles "Danny" Wallace
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Magic Tilt Captain: Phillip Brock Holden Beach, North Carolina
Teammates: Edward Bland
Jeffrey T. Harrell
Sponsors: Tailwalker Marine, Contender, Yamaha, Bouldin's Heating & Air
Accomplishments: This is a young crew I have put together. They work together great and
should win a tournament this year. The Captain placed 4th in Yamaha
Outboards/Contender Boats VIP King Mackerel "Shoot Out" Myrtle Beach, SC.
Won Holden Beach Fishing Club King Tournament 1999,2000,2001. Placed in
tournaments last 15 years. First year fishing Pro Tour but plan to have fun.
Germinator / Two Men and a Truck
Boat Brand: Wellcraft Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Road King Captain: Wayne Hewitt North Carolina
Teammates: Chris Cooper
Boat Brand: Onslow Bay Motors: Mercury Trailer: AmeraTrail Captain: Brandon W. Smith Beaufort, South Carolina
Teammates: Greg Weathers
Sponsors: Onslow Bay Boatworks, Mercury Marine, Simrad, AmeraTrail, OceanLED, Cannon, GoPro, Yeti, Smith Law LLC
Accomplishments: Countless top 10 rankings since 2000, some First Place finishes include:  SKA 20' and Under, Division 2;  Tangle Oaks Open, Wilmington, NC;  23 and Under, Overall, and Aggregate Hanckel Marine Kingfish Classic, Charleston, SC; 23 and Under; Tailwalker Marine KMT, Georgetown, SC; USAA 23' and Under, South Carolina Division; SKA 23' and Under, Division 14;  Frantic Atlantic Yearly Aggregate Standing/Bonus Award  Overall; SKA Pro Tournament - St. Simons, GA;  Overall; BMI Kings for Kids, Beaufort, SC;  23' and Under; Marsh Walk King Stalk, Murrell's Inlet, SC.
Teammates: Chris Blanton
Sponsors: Simrad, Mercury, Myco Trailers, Penn Tackle, Shakespeare Tackle, Plano, Frostbite Coolers, Globelstar, American Fishing Wire, Daiichi Hooks, Strike Zone, Boone Tackle, Sign Zoo.
Accomplishments: Was ranked 50th in 06, 9th in 07, and roared up to 3rd last year. Went from 83rd in ranking to 22nd in 03 and captured 18th in the standings in 04. Earned 25th in 08, then made a run for the title in 09 earning third only a little over five pounds out of first. Has a great history of top ten finishes. Great sponsors and all the talent to be a Champion!
Teammates: Mark Tanner
Accomplishments: Gary originally began his SKA career with member number 55. Through the years he perfected his skill level and has now joined the Pro ranks, this being their second year. Georgia teams have long been the backbone of the SKA. If this team becomes cohesive, and they are all well above average anglers, their determination factor should keep them near the top going into the final event.
Boat Brand: Intrepid Motors: Mercury Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Conrad Lau Neptune Beach, Florida
Teammates: Fred Miller
Accomplishments: Conrad has always been the most analytical member of the Pro Tour. His ability to find the fish could give their new sponsor, Intrepid, their first big title. From '99 to thru '08 Koolau has over 30 top ten finishes and five top five Pro finishes. Earned 3rd in the '03 National Championship. Picked up 1st in FLW Pro series in '07, a 2nd in Georgetown, and St. Mary's. Earned a 12th overall in '07, 4th in '08 and 5th in '09 in the Pros. His team will do extremely well this season.
Accomplishments: With three out of five 1st place finishes on the 2011 Pro Tour, the reigning Angler of the Year team hails from North Carolina, the birthplace of live bait kingfishing.The team has been a perennial "Contender" on the SKA Pro Tour since joining that rank back in the late 90s. Stacy Wester, Team Captain and Fishing Teams Manager for Contender Boats, Inc., lays claim to weighing five tournament fish over 50 pounds in five different states. Their average fish weight for all TEN Pro fish last year was over 40 pounds!
The Dirt Dragger
Boat Brand: Contender Motors: Yamaha Captain: Gordon Daniher Sarasota, Florida
Teammates: Brian Daniher
My Three Sons
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Yamaha Trailer: Myco Captain: Terry Grantham Florence, South Carolina
Teammates: David Baker
Sponsors: All Star Sports, Inc., Yamaha, Cannon Downriggers.
Accomplishments: This very successful team finished 2nd in the Open Division in '98, improving on their 5th place in the '97 Open. In '99, they won the final tournament in their home division to qualify for an outstanding nine times in a row for the National Championship. They have wins in Frantic Atlantic, Wrightsville Beach, Hilton Head, Topsail Beach, and Sarasota. Earned second in Fourchon, Louisiana Pro event in '09. Terry and his team are without a doubt the most respected team on the circuit They are one of the oldest fishing teams, in terms of fishing together, on the circuit, and are poised and ready to win the 2011 Top Angler of the Year award.
That's My Dog
Boat Brand: Yellowfin Motors: Mercury Trailer: Loadmaster Captain: Forrest Taylor Ocean Isle, North Carolina
Teammates: Richard McRae