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Meet the Pros of Alumacraft

Dave Schueck

Lakeville, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Dave Schueck from Lakeville, MN

Dave Schueck

Lakeville, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Dave Schueck from Lakeville, MN

Youth Ambassador

Sharing his fishing passion with youth is at the top of Dave Schueck's list of extra-curricular activities. He has been fishing for multiple species his entire life venturing from the pristine streams of Pennsylvania to the rich lakes of Minnesota to breathtaking rivers in the Swiss Alps. Dave has been teaching and mentoring youth in a variety of activities for many years, including high school trap shooting and high school fishing. He is currently head coach of the Lakeville Fishing Team which is consistently recognized as a model program that values education, volunteering, conservation, and competition. When Dave isn't coaching youth, you can find him fishing multi-species leagues and trying to add to the list of 40 freshwater species and 20 saltwater species that he's landed on hook and line.

Boat: XB 200
Motor: Yamaha Vmax 200
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Lake of the Woods

Butch Furtman

Duluth, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Butch Furtman from Duluth, MN

Butch Furtman

Duluth, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Butch Furtman from Duluth, MN

National and Minnesota Hall of Fame fisherman Butch Furtman is one of the premier outdoorsmen in the Midwest. He is a well-recognized writer, an expert fisherman and hunter, and long-time consultant to the fishing tackle industry. Butch has produced a leading outdoor show, "Sportsman's Notebook," on ABC affiliate, WDIO-TV, for twenty-five years. And for the past 15 years, his syndicated show, "Sportsman's Journal," has been aired on Fox Sports Net. The show has also appeared on The Outdoor Channel. Butch's ABC show consistently earns the highest Nielsen Rating, scoring much better than the other major syndicated outdoor shows on the air.

Boat: Tournament Pro 195 Sport
Motor: Honda 200
Fav Species: Steelhead and Walleye
Fav Water: Lake Superior

Eric Haataja

Milwaukee, WI

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Eric Haataja from Milwaukee, WI

Eric Haataja

Milwaukee, WI

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Eric Haataja from Milwaukee, WI

Eric Haataja is considered one of the best full time Multi-Species guides in the country. He fishes 365 days a year for just about every fresh water species. He's the current IGFA World Record holder for Brown Trout also has a world record holder Steelhead. He has hosted television shows for North American Fisherman, Babe Winkleman, Big Fish 365 and has been featured on In-Fisherman, Midwest Outdoors and ESPN with Mark Zona. Eric's YouTube page has 45 million views and 30,000 subscribers, he continues to fish some tournaments and is happily married to his wife Natasha and has 3 children Cal, Hanna, and Camille. Eric thanks his father Wayne and Grandfather for introducing him into fishing.Eric Haataja is considered one of the best full time Multi-Species guides in the country. He fishes 365 days a year for just about every fresh water species. He's the current IGFA World Record holder for Brown Trout also has a world record holder Steelhead. He has hosted television shows for North American Fisherman, Babe Winkleman, Big Fish 365 and has been featured on In-Fisherman, Midwest Outdoors and ESPN with Mark Zona. Eric's YouTube page has 45 million views and 30,000 subscribers, he continues to fish some tournaments and is happily married to his wife Natasha and has 3 children Cal, Hanna, and Camille. Eric thanks his father Wayne and Grandfather for introducing him into fishing.

Boat: Competitor 205 Sport
Motor: Evinrude 250
Fav Species: Smallmouth Bass
Fav Water: Salt Water

Gene Jensen

Evans, GA

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Gene Jensen from Evans, GA

Gene Jensen

Evans, GA

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Gene Jensen from Evans, GA

With over 125,000 Subscribers and 900,000 views a month, Gene Jensen is at the top of the charts when it comes to YouTube fishing videos. His slogan is "Teaching the World to Fish" and he lives and breaths it. He produces videos that teach everything from beginning to advanced bass fishing. His main ride is an Alumacraft Pro 185. His no nonsense, down to earth approach to fishing instruction is a breath of fresh air to his followers.

Boat: Pro 185
Motor: Yamaha 115 SHO
Fav Species: Bass
Fav Water: Lake Wilson, Alabama

Jeff "Boomer"Stelmach

Osseo, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Jeff "Boomer"Stelmach from Osseo, MN

Jeff "Boomer"Stelmach

Osseo, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Jeff "Boomer"Stelmach from Osseo, MN

Boomer Stelmach is a Media/Radio Host with the The4Outdoorsmen as well as a TV Guest Host for Midwest Outdoors & Gary Howe's Outdoorsmen Adventures. Boomer calls his Alumacraft T-Pro 195 his home during the open water season while fishing all across the Midwest. He loves the way the boat handles the big water like a champ and keeps him dry on those walleye chop days. The storage space is unbelievable and he loves the multiple rod storage lockers. Boomer is proud to be part of the Alumacraft family and ride in the best aluminum boats in the country!

Boat: T-Pro 195 Sport
Motor: Suzuki 200
Fav Species: Walleye
Fav Water: Devils Lake, ND

Jesse Quale

Necedah, WI

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Jesse Quale from Necedah, WI

Jesse Quale

Necedah, WI

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Jesse Quale from Necedah, WI

Boat: Competitor 205 Tiller
Motor: Mercury 150

Jesse Tintes

Alexandria, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Jesse Tintes from Alexandria, MN

Jesse Tintes

Alexandria, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Jesse Tintes from Alexandria, MN

Fishing with a purpose. Jesse and his boys volunteer guide for kids and veterans all over the Midwest. The Alumacraft Trophy has four pedestal seats and two jump seats allowing us to have six people protected from the elements behind the full windshield. The Trophy has two live wells, two rod lockers and tons of storage that are all standard. They spend a lot of time on BIG water and the seamless one piece 2XB hull is a must when the water gets rough.

Boat: Competitor 205 Sport
Motor: Yamaha 250
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Lake of the Woods

Jon Thelen

Rogers, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Jon Thelen from Rogers, MN

Jon Thelen

Rogers, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Jon Thelen from Rogers, MN

Professional Angling Promotions was formed in 2005 by Professional Walleye Trail Pro Angler Jon Thelen. Jon has established this business through many media outlets in the past several years. Commonly seen on "Saturday Morning" television, Jon has appeared as a host or guest on over 60 outdoor television shows in the past four years. These shows include: "Midwest Outdoors", "O'Neill Outside", "Outdoorsmen Adventures", "People Who Fish", "Keith Warren's Hunting and Fishing Adventures" and "In-Fisherman PWT" Television.

Boat: Tournament Pro 195 Sport
Motor: Evinrude 200HP ETEC G2
Fav Species: Whatever we target.
Fav Water: Any place fish swim!

Josh Teigen

Iron River, WI

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Josh Teigen from Iron River, WI

Josh Teigen

Iron River, WI

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Josh Teigen from Iron River, WI

Josh Teigen is a full time fishing guide in NW Wisconsin. He guides on Chequamegon Bay, The St. Louis River, and the many inland lakes in Bayfield and Douglas County. With his Dad's guidance, he caught his first Musky when he was 7, a 42 incher, and on that day both the fish and Josh were hooked. At 17 he fulfilled his lifelong dream to become a fulltime professional fishing guide when after purchasing his first boat. About that same time, well known northern Wisconsin fishing guide, the late Jim Hudson, asked him to come and help with his guide business. Josh apprenticed under Jim for 5 years while also running his own guide service. Josh's goal is to share his passion and provide his clients with an experience that is more than just catching fish. While many of his clients have caught their largest walleye, bass or musky with Josh, teaching them how to fish and how to enjoy the outdoors while being safe and respectful is Josh's top goal.

Boat: 205 Competitor Tiller
Motor: Mercury 150
Fav Species: Musky
Fav Water: Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior

Justin & Alicekae Wiese

Grand Rapids, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Justin & Alicekae Wiese from Grand Rapids, MN

Justin & Alicekae Wiese

Grand Rapids, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Justin & Alicekae Wiese from Grand Rapids, MN

Boat: Competitor 185 Tiller
Motor: Yamaha 90

Mike Larson

Cottage Grove, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Mike Larson from Cottage Grove, MN

Mike Larson

Cottage Grove, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Mike Larson from Cottage Grove, MN

Mike is currently in his fourth season as an Alumacraft A-Team member and has been running the Competitor 175 Tiller for the past two seasons. At nearly 18 feet this is Mike's platform of choice with its awesome layout with plenty of storage for all his custom tackle. As a Mississippi River fisherman rod storage is a critical element because of the endless array of fishing techniques that are used to catch fish on the Mississippi throughout the seasons. As the owner of Larson's Quality Jigs LLC, Mike has been crafting custom painted tackle for the past 5 years. A master of the airbrush, Mike creates and paints custom cutting edge designs with his patterns being highly sought after by lure manufactures and tournament pros.

Boat: Competitor 185 Sport
Motor: Evinrude 150 G2 H.O.
Fav Species: Walleye
Fav Water: Mississippi River

Nicole Stelmach

Osseo, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Nicole Stelmach from Osseo, MN

Nicole Stelmach

Osseo, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Nicole Stelmach from Osseo, MN

Nicole is a competitive Tournament Bass Angler, currently fishing the FLW Tour for Walmart as a co-angler and the FLW BFL Great Lakes division as a pro. She's extremely passionate about bass fishing and her love for the sport continues to grow within her. Nicole's goals are to empower others to follow their passions through her love of faith and fishing. Her Alumacraft Pro 185 runs incredible smooth and is the platform of choice for her style of fishing. Nicole loves fishing the Upper Mississippi River and with her Pro 185 she can cut corners and get into shallow waters easily giving her an advantage over her competition. The large storage space is incredible and the dual counsels are a must, protecting not only her but her partners as well. Nicole is proud to be a part of the Alumacraft A-Team which encompasses the same values and goals as she does. She's is thrilled to be running the best looking Aluminum bass boat in town!

Boat: Pro 185
Motor: Yamaha 115 SHO
Fav Species: Bass
Fav Water: Mississippi River

Reed Ylitalo

Grand Rapids, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Reed Ylitalo from Grand Rapids, MN

Reed Ylitalo

Grand Rapids, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Reed Ylitalo from Grand Rapids, MN

A-Team member Reed Ylitalo hails from Grand Rapids, Minnesota where he feels very fortunate to have so many lakes at his fingertips. He runs Wings and Walleyes Guide Service, northern Minnesota's only four season hunting and fishing outfitter. Reed enjoys teaching people the ropes of the outdoors whether it's hunting or fishing.

Boat: Competitor 205 Tiller
Motor: Yamaha 115
Fav Species: Walleye
Fav Water: Lake Winnie

Scott Merwin

Lake Osakis, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Scott Merwin from Lake Osakis, MN

Scott Merwin

Lake Osakis, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Scott Merwin from Lake Osakis, MN

Boat: Tournament Pro 195 Sport
Motor: Yamaha
Fav Water: Everywhere!

Theresa Meade

Lake County, IL

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Theresa Meade from Lake County, IL

Theresa Meade

Lake County, IL

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Theresa Meade from Lake County, IL

Having always been an avid outdoor enthusiast, Theresa spends every opportunity encouraging children and families to discover fishing. She looks forward to every event, knowing her knowledge and experience will help promote a future generation of families who fish together.

Boat: Competitor 205 Sport Shadow Series
Motor: Evinrude 200

Travis Sorokie

Sauk Rapids, MN

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Travis Sorokie from Sauk Rapids, MN

Travis Sorokie

Sauk Rapids, MN

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Travis Sorokie from Sauk Rapids, MN

Boat: Tournament Pro 185 Sport
Motor: Evinrude 150

Adam & Sean Konrad

Saskatoon, SK

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Adam & Sean Konrad from Saskatoon, SK

Adam & Sean Konrad

Saskatoon, SK

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Adam & Sean Konrad from Saskatoon, SK

Adam and Sean Konrad - World-record holder twin brothers, Adam Konrad and Sean Konrad from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan hold the All-Tackle World Record rainbow trout and the All-Tackle World Record burbot. Guides and tournament anglers as well, big dreams and big fish are what these boys are really about. They also represent Team Saskatchewan on the YouTube show 39HRS.

Boat: 185 Competitor Tiller
Motor: Mercury
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Deifebaker

Ashley Rae

Ottawa, ON

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Ashley Rae from Ottawa, ON

Ashley Rae

Ottawa, ON

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Ashley Rae from Ottawa, ON

Ashley Rae is a year-round multi-species angler residing in Southeastern Ontario, Canada. She enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge through writing, blogging, seminars, teaching others, and has also hosted fishing television episodes on the World Fishing Network. Ashley's love for Alumacraft began in her Pro 185. To follow Ashley's latest adventures and connect on social media, visit www.SheLovesToFish.com.

Boat: 185 TPro Waterfowl 16
Motor: Yamaha
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Bay of Quinte

Cameron Tait

Winnipeg, MB

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Cameron Tait from Winnipeg, MB

Cameron Tait

Winnipeg, MB

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Cameron Tait from Winnipeg, MB

When Cameron is not working as a Culinary Arts Instructor at Red River College, you'll find him on the water either competing in as many fishing tournaments as he can fit into his schedule, or enjoying a peaceful day on the water with his family. Cameron is dedicated to introduce more people to the sport of fishing with a passion to also teach how to cook fish and game.

Boat: 195 T-Pro
Motor: Suzuki 200HP
Fav Species: Walleye, Bass
Fav Water: Winnipeg River

Carolyn Kosheluk

Winnipeg, MB

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Carolyn Kosheluk from Winnipeg, MB

Carolyn Kosheluk

Winnipeg, MB

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Carolyn Kosheluk from Winnipeg, MB

Carolyn Kosheluk - Carolyn Kosheluk is an avid angler and hunter who shares her passion through writing and teaching newcomers about the outdoors. Her career as an "online voice" for Ducks Unlimited Canada allows her to celebrate the outdoor lifestyle while promoting conservation. She is also actively involved in tournaments, competing and as a founding committee member of the Central Walleye Trail.

Boat: 185 Competitor TIller
Motor: Mercury 90HP
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Lake of the Woods, ON

Eric Labaupa

Winnipeg, MB

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Eric Labaupa from Winnipeg, MB

Eric Labaupa

Winnipeg, MB

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Eric Labaupa from Winnipeg, MB

An active member of the Central Canada angling industry, Eric is a dedicated promotor of the sport. Various roles such as Editor of the competitive fishing tracker Kickerfish, writer for Hooked Magazine and The Filipino Journal, guide for CityCats, member of walleye club WAAM and bass club MBAA, and Pro Staff for Alumacraft, Rapala, and Guertin Marine keep him busy in between fishing a full slate of walleye and bass tournaments.

Boat: 185 Competitor Sport
Motor: Mercury
Fav Species: Walleye, Bass
Fav Water: Lake of the Woods, ON

Matt Pezzetta

Caledon, ON

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Matt Pezzetta from Caledon, ON

Matt Pezzetta

Caledon, ON

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Matt Pezzetta from Caledon, ON

Matt is an experienced tournament angler residing in Southern Ontario. Fishing his first event at the age for 8, he has grown into the one of the industries most involved anglers. Having rolls with grass root organizations, and building the Canadian Collegiate program, Matt is very focused on growing the sport into the main stream.

Boat: 195 T-Pro
Motor: Suzuki 150HP
Fav Species: Bass
Fav Water: Georgian Bay

Paul Castellano

Niagara Falls, ON

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Paul Castellano from Niagara Falls, ON

Paul Castellano

Niagara Falls, ON

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Paul Castellano from Niagara Falls, ON

Paul Castellano is the Owner/Operator of Cast Adventures and one of the Elite Guides found in the Niagara Region. Fully licensed and insured with over 25 years of experience on the water and 15 years of competitive fishing, his diversity and expertise of how to catch all species of fish is what makes Paul stand out from the rest. Paul has been featured in numerous TV shows and magazines showcasing his talents targeting such species as steelhead, smallmouth bass, lake trout, brown trout, and carp using both traditional gear and on the fly

Boat: 185 Competitor Tiller
Motor: Yamaha 90HP
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Niagara River

Rebekka Redd

Slate River, ON

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Rebekka Redd from Slate River, ON

Rebekka Redd

Slate River, ON

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Rebekka Redd from Slate River, ON

Rebekka Redd is an accomplished global fly angler, photographer, published writer, speaker and conservationist. Along with her work in fly fishing television, she has garnered a worldwide following through her photography and writing. Her work is published both locally and worldwide, and has been featured on over 15 front covers of Canadian Outdoors and fly fishing magazines. Rebekka travels around the globe filming, fly fishing, and hosting trips with a strong focus on inspiring others and education. Visual storytelling is the core of her photography, writing, and work. From local streams to remote jungle waterways, Rebekka has been there with both fly rod and camera, and she loves to share the knowledge and experience she gains along the way. When she has time away from fishing, she works professionally in film. Her past experience includes working as DOP creating Country Music Television videos, and working on CBC's #1 family drama, Heartland. Rebekka has a black belt in TKD & education in exercise physiology. Without a doubt, Rebekka's sense of humor, humility, great outlook on life, strong faith, her winding life path and tireless passion for film, photography, fly fishing, family and the outdoors continue to shape her success.

Boat: Competitor 205 Sport
Motor: Evinrude 250 hp
Fav Species: Brook Trout
Fav Water: Lake Nipigon, Ontario

Taro Murata

Toronto, ON

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Taro Murata from Toronto, ON

Taro Murata

Toronto, ON

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Taro Murata from Toronto, ON

Passion best describes Taro. Introduced to fishing at the age of 3 by his grandmother, Taro's love of fishing continued to develop until he launched his own full time fishing guide service in the GTA - www.FishCity.tv Taro will sometimes dabble in a couple of tournaments which landed him and his partner Paul Castellano first place at the Bass Pro Open on Lake Simcoe in 2014.

Boat: 185 Competitor Tiller
Motor: Suzuki DF90
Fav Species: Multi
Fav Water: Simcoe

Alex Peric

Chicago, IL

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Alex Peric from Chicago, IL

Alex Peric

Chicago, IL

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Alex Peric from Chicago, IL

Alex Peric A.K.A Apbassing is a Chicago native who has formed a passion around chasing extraordinary bites internationally and at home. He has created a strong presence for himself in the midwest by taking his audience along with him as he challenges the elements each season brings. Alex truly encapsulates the persona of an adventure seeking outdoorsman, and he’s at his best when he’s engaging his audience on a technical level as well as a comedic one. He has an extreme love for the sport of fishing so he appreciates the versatility of his XB200, "I can take it in any body of water it will always perform!"

Boat: XB200
Motor: Evinrude 200
Fav Species: Bass
Fav Water: All over the US chasing Bass!

Denis Isbister

Fallon, NV

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Denis Isbister from Fallon, NV

Denis Isbister

Fallon, NV

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Denis Isbister from Fallon, NV

Denis Isbister hails from Fallon, Nevada. Introduced to the outdoors by his grandfather at a young age, every summer was spent traveling the high desert of Northern Nevada, Oregon and Washington in search of big fish. In 1993 a trip to Belize ignited his passion for adventure fishing, with long hikes to the middle of mangrove swamps and extended boat rides to remote flats in search of giant tarpon on the fly. He had discovered what he was born to do! Denis has also spent a great deal of time on the farthest outreaches of the Canadian Arctic, fishing for big lake trout and pike, honing his fishing skills and meeting many wonderful people along the way. Denis currently runs a Trophy 185, and says he loves the high quality and straight up fishability of his Alumacraft. In 2010, he began producing Wild Fish Wild Places, a WFN television show that travels all over the world in pursuit of the most interesting stories, locations, and of course, monstrous fish. You can also find Denis hosting The Birdmen on Sportsman Channel.

Boat: 185 Trophy
Motor: 150 Honda
Fav Species: My favorite fish I’ve ever caught is the Payara or "Vampire Fish" of Colombia
Fav Water: Love to fish everywhere but spend a lot of time at Pyramid Lake, NV

Jay Siemens

Kenora, ON Canada

Alumacraft Pro-Staffer Jay Siemens from Kenora, ON Canada

Jay Siemens

Kenora, ON Canada

Alumacraft Pro Staffer Jay Siemens from Kenora, ON Canada

Owner/operator of Thrive Visuals, Jay's social media is filled with so many exotic locations and cutting-edge projects that it can sometimes be tough to figure out what he's up to. One thing we know for certain is that his love for big fish has turned into a love for the perfect shot. His passion is all about waiting and being prepared for that one perfect opportunity, because we don't always get second chances in the world of outdoor media. Although Jay may be on the go working and traveling the world a lot of the time, his home base is God's Country in Kenora, Ontario Canada. Jay's background as a fishing guide has given him the tools to work on two hours of sleep, and evade dangerous predators… all while getting the perfect shot.

Boat: Competitor 185 Tiller
Motor: Honda 90hp
Fav Species: Musky
Fav Water: Lake of the Woods

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