Professional bass fisherman and guide Kurt Dove has joined the El Grande Lures pro staff to assist with promotion and lure development.
Dove, of Del Rio, Texas, is a full-time guide on Amistad, Choke Canyon and Falcon lakes in southwest Texas and a tournament angler. He competed for 3 seasons on the Bassmaster Elite Series and currently fishes on the PAA Tournament Series. He's a former resident of Virginia.
"I have had my eye on Kurt for several months," said El Grande president Jay Schurz. "He has built a stellar career around his abilities as a professional bass fisherman and full-time guide. I look forward to personally working with Kurt in the design of our plastics."
Said Dove: "I am thrilled to get the opportunity to promote and extend the awareness of the El Grande Lures brand. I know the baits work very well here in south Texas and I look forward to using them with my guide clients as well as on the tournament trails.
"The unique triple laminate color patterns are on the leading edge in the soft plastics industry and gives any fisherman an extra edge over the competition and the fish," he added. "I look forward to the opportunities of adding my ideas into the design of new El Grande products as the company continues to grow."