Pro Staff

The FishUSA Pro Staff is comprised of professional anglers who are passionate about playing a positive role in the experiences of anglers around the world. Pro Staff members represent all attributes of FishUSA, contribute content for new and popular products, provide intel on fishing tactics and, above all else, love and respect all aspects of the sport. A day on the water with any FishUSA Pro Staff member will be one to remember!

Pete Alex FishUSA Pro Staff

Pete Alex

Captain Pete Alex, of Vision Quest Sport Fishing, was born in Erie, PA and has been chartering on the Great Lakes since 1988, mainly Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. He owns and operates three boats in the Vision Quest fleet and has logged over 100 top-10 finishes in various tournaments since 2003. Considered one of the most well-rounded and experienced captains on the lower Great Lakes, he is often found chasing trout, salmon, walleye, and more as he fishes every month of the year. Captain Pete is also committed to the fisheries he pursues by representing several fisheries organizations to maintain and expand fishing opportunities for all. His belief is that anglers should give back to the fisheries that provide them with so many benefits. In addition to FishUSA, Captain Pete is sponsored by A-TOM-MIK Tournament Series, Big Jon Sports, Dreamweaver, Fish Hawk Electronics, Shark Cannonballs, Shimano, Silver Horde, and Costa. To learn more about Captain Pete and Vision Quest Sport Fishing, visit his website.



Roger Hinchcliff FishUSA Pro Staff

Roger Hinchcliff

Roger Hinchcliff began fishing the riverbanks of Michigan nearly four decades ago. He is a featured speaker, blogger, and successful author of many published articles. Considered an authority on tributary steelhead fishing, he loves sharing his expertise with other anglers. Roger originated Steelhead Manifesto, a blog and discussion outlet for all things steelhead and the anglers who chase them. Steelhead Manifesto draws fans from around the world and is an excellent source for discussion, tips, tactics, and more. His favorite method is centerpinning. Roger is sponsored by Brad's Killer Fishing Gear, Cortland, Great Lakes Steelhead Co., Korkers, Lamiglas, Lick-Em-Lures, Pro-Cure, Yakima Bait, Bearings, Boca Fishing Reel, Dave's Tangle Free Fishing Weights, Dr. Juice, Dryft, Fishheads Gear, Kast, Smith Optics, Stealth Craft Boats, Voodoo Custom Tackle and WFO Worms. To learn more about Roger and Steelhead Manifesto, visit his website.




Chad Hoover FishUSA Pro Staff

Chad Hoover

Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don't. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. The only thing Chad enjoys more than catching big fish is exploring and finding fish where power boats can't reach. He is the host of two television shows; Kayak Bassin', which airs on World Fishing Network, and Knot Right Kayak Fishing, airing on Sportsman Channel. Each episode follows Chad on entertaining backwoods adventures, while offering anglers valuable fishing tips and tricks. Chad is a retired US Navy officer and engineer, authored the book "Kayak Bass Fishing", and founded KayakBassFishing.com. In addition to FishUSA, Chad is sponsored by Bending Branches, Bonafide, Gary Yamamoto, Lowrance, Mustad, YakAttack, YETI, Anchor Wizard, Gerber, iCatch, Kayak Bass Fishing, Lucky Tackle Box, Nines Optics, Power-Pole, Torqeedo, and Yakima. To learn more about Chad and Kayak Bass Fishing, visit his website.


Gene Jensen FishUSA Pro Staff

Gene Jensen

A born and bred Georgia native, Jensen grew up trout fishing with his father. He was later introduced to the world of bass fishing and today he can be described as an avid bass angler; which he also considers to be a huge understatement. He guided on Richmond Mill Lake in North Carolina for five years and it was there that he learned he loved to teach people how to fish. Now residing in northwest Georgia, Gene’s home lakes are Guntersville and Lake Chickamauga. It is here that Gene can often be found chasing trophy largemouth while simultaneously mentoring others and producing a variety of digital media assets. Gene is best known as "Flukemaster" and he has amassed a large following of anglers as he lives by the motto, "Teaching the World to Fish." In addition to FishUSA, Gene is sponsored by 13 Fishing, ANGLR, Bending Branches, Bonafide, NRS, Savage Gear, Seaguar, Torqeedo, YakAttack, Alumacraft, C-Maps, JJ's Magic, and Raymarine. To learn more about Gene, visit his Flukemaster YouTube channel.



Cody Milton FishUSA Pro Staff

Cody Milton

Cody Milton’s fishing journey started at an early age, following his father around to national bass tournaments around the country. Being an Arkansas native, there is no shortage of diverse fishing opportunities near his home. Cody knows it takes this knowledge of fishing in diverse waters to compete on the Kayak Bass Fishing trail series, where he is the current KBF Angler of the year. While his love for fishing runs deep, competing in tournaments is what he truly loves. He competes in 15 events a year, all over the United States. Competition for Cody is part of his love of fishing, but mostly it is the camaraderie he shares with fellow anglers that make a season special. His energy levels on and off the water are a sight to see! If you see him, don’t hesitate to talk anything fishing, as he loves sharing his passion with those around. Cody is sponsored by APR. To learn more about Cody, visit him on Facebook.




Marty Mood FishUSA Pro Staff

Marty Mood

Marty Mood began his infatuation with fishing at a very early age, honing his skills on the many creeks, rivers, small ponds, and lakes of Southern Pennsylvania. After a four-year Navy enlistment, he attended Frostburg State University where he earned a B.S. in Wildlife/Fisheries Biology. Afterwards, he re-entered the Navy as an aviator, where he was surrounded by the fish-rich waters of the famous Laguna Madre in South Texas and led him to adopt the kayak as his preferred method of fishing! The exploding kayak fishing scene spurned competitive events, and it was here where Marty found a new outlet for his competitive side in kayak fishing tournaments. In 2004, he became the inaugural Extreme Edge Paddle Fishing Series Angler of the Year, the first Hobie Kayak Fishing Team member, the Hobie Fishing World Champion in 2012, and traveled to Australia the following year to represent Team USA. He loves introducing new people to the sport and seeing their face light up when they get their first “sleigh ride” from a big fish! Marty has appeared on numerous episodes of “Hobie Outdoor Adventures” TV on the NBC Sports Outdoor Network as well as episodes of “Americana Outdoors” and many “Kayak Bassin TV” webisodes on the Kayak Bassin TV YouTube channel. In addition to FishUSA, Marty is sponsored by St. Croix, YakAttack, Power-Pole, and Torqeedo. To learn more about Marty, visit him on Facebook or Instagram.


Tony Roach FishUSA Pro Staff

Tony Roach

Tony Roach grew up in northern Minnesota where he has been a professional angler for over a decade. He operates Roach’s Guide Service based in Mille Lacs, MN, one of the highest quality walleye fisheries in the country where trophy fish are abundant. He has a vast knowledge of multiple-species fishing techniques in a variety of conditions, and he particularly enjoys chasing walleye in tournaments across the Midwest. The hard northern winters do little to slow him down as Tony is often found putting fish through the ice. He enjoys guiding and teaching folks the basics through more subtle adjustments that anglers can make to put more fish in the boat. In addition to FishUSA, Tony is sponsored by MarCum Technologies, Otter Outdoors, Rapala, St. Croix, StrikeMaster, Striker, Appeldoorn’s Sunset Bay, Hunter’s Point, Lake-Link, Lund Boats, Lowrance, Mercury, MotorGuide, and Rapid Sport Marine. To learn more about Tony and Roach’s Guide Service, visit his website.



Ross Robertson FishUSA Pro Staff

Ross Robertson

Captain Ross Robertson, of Bigwater Guide Service and Promotions, has been fishing the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Erie, for nearly two decades. Now based in Port Clinton, OH, Captain Ross is especially well-versed in trolling and open water fishing tactics, particularly targeting walleye. Captain Ross fishes and guides all year round, including through the ice. His passion for fishing has also taken him around the world in pursuit of many species. Captain Ross has a captivating personality and he is often featured in online and television fishing shows. He has amassed an impressive tournament record in several circuits, with more than 75% of his finishes in the top ten. In addition to FishUSA, Captain Ross is sponsored by Bert’s Custom Tackle, Church Tackle Company, Clam, Reef Runner, Silver Streak, Doctor Sonar, Ice Team, Huk, Humminbird, Lake Master, Mercury, Minn Kota, Optima Batteries, Ranger Boats, and Smooth Moves. To learn more about Captain Ross and Bigwater Guide Service and Promotions, visit his website.