Hometown: Hot Springs, AR
Pro Career: Stephen is a 20 year veteran of the Bassmaster Tournament trail and a 3 time B.A.S.S. event winner. With over a million dollars in career winnings and participation in 10 Bassmaster Classics, Stephen is a seasoned and well respected angler. Stephen’s pursuits as an outdoorsman are especially well rounded as he is also a proven saltwater fisherman, an avid hunter, and he was the winner of the ESPN Wilderness competition in 2003.
Favorite LT lure: HFC Crawfish Crankbait. “Being from an area with many highland type reservoirs, the HFC stays on the deck of my LIVETARGET Triton. The HFC is my ‘go- to’ when I want a lure to deflect off of rock and wood. Fish it around the transition areas and you too will have it tied on as much as I do.”
Hometown: Port Perry, Ontario
Pro Career: Blessed with a quick wit and the ‘gift of gab,’ Dave has transformed from an ex-tournament fishing bum into a media personality that is currently the host of the TV show “Facts of Fishing” and also the emcee of the Bassmaster Elite Series live weigh-in stage.
TV Show: “Facts of Fishing”
Favorite LT lure: Hollow Body Sunfish: “I'm a topwater junkie. The Hollow Body Frog has always been my favorite LIVETARGET lure until I got a chance to test and use the new Hollow Body Sunfish. No small coincidence this got 'Best of Show' at ICAST 2015. This newest implementation of LIVETARGET realism delivered in a lure that I can cast through the thickest of cover got me so enthralled with the action that I got our film team to shoot this video to let you see how radical this new design looks in the water. Click here to watch video."
Hometown: Sevierville, Tennessee
Pro Career: David has a distinctive bass fishing resume having fished on both the B.A.S.S. and FLW Tour level events for over 25 years. He is a past FLW Angler of the Year, B.A.S.S. event champion, and has notched over 57 Top 10 tournament results in B.A.S.S. and FLW competition. Walker is noted to be a versatile angler on any type of fishery, and is a true sportsman.
Favorite LT lure: Yearling Crankbait YCB50M in Pearl/Olive Shad color “In a short amount of time, this lure has quickly become one of my favorite crankbaits. The unbelievable realism in the Yearling pattern combined with the excellent castability due to the weight transfer system makes this one great bait.”
Hometown: Burlington, Ontario & North Port, Florida
Pro Career: Henry is entering his 30th year on television and having traveled and fished in more than 20 Countries he has a wealth of angling knowledge. He has produced and hosted almost 2000 half hour television episodes in both freshwater and saltwater destinations worldwide and therefore is the longest serving independent TV producer to ESPN Canada with TSN and its multiplex. Henry is “the man” behind Fins Media Group.
TV Show: “Fishing the Flats”& “Fins & Skins Classic Adventures”
Favorite LT lure: "OK, but I have to list two: Mullet Twitchbait: Besides looking like the real thing, the LIVETARGET Mullet truly is one heck of a bait; it casts long, you can make it do so many things just by twitching your rod. It’s as real as it gets and it catches a variety of fish! I also always have a Scaled Sardine Twitchbait in natural metallic tied on, it is an awesome bait."
Hometown: Laval, Quebec
Pro Career: Patrick has earned the respect and listening ear of Canadian anglers with his 29 years of experience as an expert on Canadian fisheries and multi-species angling techniques. With his many tournament wins, his honorary awards from the Canadian Sport Fishing Industry, and his inclusion in the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, Campeau is a standout personality to anglers all across Canada, and a great fit to the core heritage of LIVETARGET.
Also, Patrick is a prolific author of educational fishing content and frequent speaker on multi-species angling in Canada. Campeau has regular fishing columns and reports in a variety of publications and media including: Le Journal de Montreal, Sentier Quad VTT, Les Plaisanciers, Le Guide du Pêcheur, and can be heard daily on radio broadcasts carried by 55 stations across Quebec.
Favorite LIVETARGET lure: "When I fish, I want to use the right tool to get the best result. It is really important to use the most realistic bait that imitates the local forage, especially when the going gets tough. My preferred bait in the incredible LIVETARGET assortment is the Yearling Jerkbait."
Hometown: Bonita Springs, FL
Pro Career: Jason is an avid multi-species angler who resides in Florida and is the featured host of the Florida Adventure Quest TV show that airs on WFN and Fox Sports Florida. While Jason concentrates on saltwater angling for the variety of near-shore and in-shore species available throughout Florida, he also takes every opportunity to target big Sunshine State bass. Florida Adventure Quest, now in its eighth season, will showcase techniques and tips using LIVETARGET lures that will present concepts for fishing success on your home waters.
TV Show: Florida Adventure Quest
Favorite LT Lure: For saltwater fishing I'm absolutely hooked on the Scaled Sardine. That lure is super realistic, and gets bites when the pressure is on and a good fish needs to be caught. For freshwater, I have to say that after seeing the new Hollow Body Sunfish at ICAST, and now having used it myself with unreal results, that is going to be an "everyman's favorite." To see the action on that lure, it just looks alive... it's killer on big bass, and now I'm planning on introducing it to some redfish!
Hometown: Clewiston, FL
Pro Career: As the reigning FLW Tour "Angler of the Year," 6x Tour wins, and past FLW Cup Champion, Scott has a proven career as an exceptional tournament angler with over $2.3M in tournament winnings and 15 years of experience. Along with his national tournament schedule, Scott finds time to host and produce a TV show, " The Scott Martin Challenge" which is entering its 11th season on the air.
TV Show: "The Scott Martin Challenge"
Favorite LIVETARGET lure: "I'm going to have to answer this with what makes LIVETARGET so appealing to me: assortment and versatility is what I needed from LIVETARGET, and with over 750+ lures built around so many forage types and technique styles, I'm now capable of using a unique and premium lure for virtually any technique or species I encounter in bass tournaments or in filming my TV show. Versatility and uniqueness translate to my favorite trait with LIVETARGET."
Hometown: Chapin, SC (Lake Murray)
Pro Career: Gagliardi has fished the FLW Tour for 17-years and is one of the winningest anglers to date on the FLW Tour and one of the select few that hold all of the FLW titles -- Tour Champion, Forrest Wood Cup Champion, and Angler of the Year. He has fished 183 FLW events and has accomplished an amazing record that includes five tournament wins, 21 top-10 finishes, 12 FLW Cup appearances and an FLW Championship. He has earned almost $2 million in FLW tournament winnings.
Favorite LIVETARGET lure: Threadfin shad swimbait in green/bronze. “Give me one lure that I can fish at every corner of the map, at any time of the year, and this is my choice hands down. By combing the natural swimming motion of this swimbait with the realism LIVETARGET is known for, a new bar has been set in the swimbait world. This is one sweet swimbait with a lot of unique features that come from the factory-rigging.”
Hometown: Sarcoxie, MO
Pro Career: As the current reigning BFL All-American champion, Lawyer is coming off one of his best seasons ever. With over $300,000 in tournament winnings Jeremy has proven to be able to excel in some of the toughest tournament environments where 'locals' take aim at the top prizes. With an amazing 35 top 10 finishes in 91 events on the FLW scoresheet, Jeremy has a performance pace that proves he has the tournament winning savvy.
Favorite LIVETARGET lure: “The BaitBall Popper is my favorite topwater because it has a unique “blooping” sound and comes to rest in a very unique vertical orientation that really reveals the BaitBall fish images into the water. This popper casts much better than other poppers of similar size, so I’m able to be super accurate with my lure placement near cover. This is my best topwater lure; it will catch ‘em!”
Hometown: Lake Wylie, SC
Pro Career: Todd is quite a seasoned veteran of both the B.A.S.S. Tournament scene and FLW Tour Events with over 15 years of tournament experience, over 250 events and over $1.1M in tournament winnings. In 2011 Auten was the PAA "Angler of the Year" winner in that format that pitted both B.A.S.S. and FLW Tour anglers into combined competition events. Todd is a master at shallow water techniques and is especially adept at topwater and boat dock techniques. Auten also has a knack for lure modifications and combinations that give him a unique presentation on the water.
Favorite LIVETARGET lure: “I’ve always got a Yearling BaitBall squarebill crankbait tied on, and the YSB-60 in color 815 (Pearl/olive shad) is my favorite. This squarebill casts great, deflects well off of cover, and offers a unique appearance in the water from the BaitBall design of multiple fish within the profile. There is something about this color combination that just really seems to work. This lure has been a great addition to my arsenal, and a lure I’ll fish just about everywhere we fish.”
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
Pro Career: Captain Page is a longtime Florida guide serving the Sarasota Bay Gulf Coast area. Geoff has been a past Redfish Cup champion and most recently in 2017 was the CCA FL "Grand Champion" for the all release event. Capt. Page's guide service, aptly named "Artifish-All" provides a great testing ground for all LIVETARGET saltwater lures, as Geoff services multi-species angling and does so year round. Capt. Page also reports on the West Central FL area via a weekly fishing report aired across Florida in the Chevy Insider Fishing Report.
Wedsite: Artifish-All Guide Service
Favorite Lure: Scaled Sardine Twitchbait. "I've probably caught more fish, and more species of fish on this lure than any artificial lure I've ever used. In our area of Florida, the whitebait (Scaled Sardines) are the key forage species, and all gamefish find these a favorite choice. All you have to do is look at the LIVETARGET Scaled Sardine and see why this is such a great lure, as it looks just exactly like the size, color, and shape of baitfish out of my castnet. I'll have to say however that the new Scaled Sardine swimbait is giving this a hard run as a favorite since it has been released. You can't go wrong with either one!"