Berkley today announced is 31-member pro staff for 2013, which includes anglers competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, Bassmaster Opens, FLW Tour and PAA Tournament Series.
“Anglers across the country look to our Berkley team to learn the newest fish-catching techniques,” said Berkley marketing manager Chris Hockley. “We also listen closely to what our anglers have to say as their input helps us create new baits and line. We are extremely proud of our team, their accomplishments and their influences and are looking forward to a great year.”
The team includes former Bassmaster Classic champions Mike Iaconelli , Paul Elias, Skeet Reese and reigning champion Chris Lane. Iaconelli, Gary Klein and Reese have also earned B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year awards. Brandon Card was the 2012 B.A.S.S. Rookie of the Year; Ott Defoe won the award in 2011 and Bradley Roy hoisted the same in trophy in 2010. Scott Suggs is a former Forrest Wood Cup champion.
Here's the complete list:
Bassmaster Elite Series
Bassmaster Opens, FLW and PAA