A huge crowd favorite at bass tournaments and over 100 personal appearances a year, Jimmy is well known as the hardest working pro in the country. He has fished 15 Bassmaster Classics and won the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in both 1976 and 1986. A legendary angler, Jimmy was inducted in to the National Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2002.
Rick Clunn, from Ava, Missouri, is one of the sport’s greatest anglers. His career credits include four Bassmaster Classic wins, two U.S. Open wins, 100 Top-10’s, and 17 total titles. As a renowned master of crankbaits, Clunn is the architect of Luck-E-Strike’s RC Series of squarebill crankbaits and jerkbaits.
James Watson was born in Aurora, Missouri, and now resides in Springfeld, Missouri. After graduating high school, Watson enlisted as a soldier in the U.S. Army. His favorite time while in the Army was the two years spent as a Basic Combat Training Drill Sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 2001 and then worked as a real estate sales agent. “I’ve been fishing with Luck-E-Strike baits since I was six years old. Every year the company’s products get better and better. I truly believe they make some of the best baits on the market.“
If there’s a short list of top anglers in the B.A.S.S. Elite Series, Chris Lane’s name is certainly on it. Since going pro in 2000, Chris has amassed over $1.6 million in career earnings, clearly proving his consistency. Chris is known on the B.A.S.S. tour for his positive attitude and proficiency with several fishing techniques. Chris’ career highlight (so far) was winning the 2012 Bassmaster Classic on the Red River in Shreveport, Louisiana. 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.
Marty Robinson has competed at the top level since going pro in 2007, fishing the Elite Series, Bassmaster Southern Opens, and Major League Fishing Selects. He is a two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier. Marty lives in Lyman, South Carolina, with his wife Iris and sons, Marshall and Mitchell. When Marty is not fishing, he enjoys hunting with his two sons and playing guitar. Marty’s favorite Luck-E-Strike lure is the RC STX in Pro Blue.
Casey is a 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. Casey grew up fishing southern Missouri lakes including 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.
Clif Crochet is a rising star in the Elite series, having already won more than $300,000 since being named Rookie of the Year in 2010. Clif was born and raised in Pierre Part, Louisiana, and adds his Cajun flavor to every event he fishes. Though he’s been dubbed the “Cajun Baby,” Cliff talent is far from amateur. Clif served as a deputy sheriff for 11 years prior to his career as a professional angler. He loves hunting and coaching youth football, and he is especially proud of his work with young anglers, including his annual Youth Fishing Day in Louisiana. Clif still lives in Louisiana with his wife, Sara.