With less than two weeks away from the kickoff of the 2020 Champions Tour, we are excited to announce three additional newcomers to the Tour. Two of them have previous Champions Tour experience, while the other may not, he is not a novice on the bass tournament fishing scene.
Pat Martin –
Martin a veteran tournament angler across Minnesota is back fishing the Champions Tour after taking the season off in 2019. Pat has competed in five total Champions Tour events, so he is no stranger to the format.
“I am returning to the Champions Tour because I have done well in cull tournaments over the years and now, I want to see if I can complete in the Champions Tour format,” said Pat. “It challenges you to catch as many bass as you can against some of the best bass fisherman in the upper Midwest.
Brian Skluzacek –
Brian is a fellow bass club member with longtime Champions Tour veteran Tadd Johnson in the popular and extremely competitive Prior Lake Hooksetter’s club. Brian has competed in two Champions Tour events, the Open event during in the inaugural year of 2017 on the Whitefish Chain and the Open in 2018 on Gull Lake.
“I wanted to fish the Champions Tour this season as the competition is as good as the Midwest has to offer,” said Brian. “And with this format of tournament fishing and the constant updates you are getting from your boat official, it absolute makes your heart race and provides you with one of the most intense tournament experiences out there!”
Chad Smith –
Chad Smith has the dream to compete in the big leagues against the best in the professional tournament bass fishing world. Working his way towards his goals by taking the appropriate steps to do so by fishing as a co-angler on the FLW Tour and Bassmaster Opens. Chad now looks to take the next step in his career by fishing as a professional in the Bassmaster Opens and Champions Tour. With a whole new journey ahead, he sets his eyes on new goals of qualifying for the next highest level of competition.
“The Champions Tour adds a whole new aspect to tournament fishing,” said Chad. “I’m excited to compete against some of the best in the Midwest and learn how to compete in this format!”