John Gillespie

John Gillespie

"Anyone who has watched my show knows that between the Jerk Minnows, the WAC-O-Worm, and the standard grub, I catch anything on them.  They’re easy to fish too.  I’ve caught salmon, lakers, bass, walleye, and crappies on all of them.  You just never know what you’re going to catch on them!"

John Gillespie started his television career as a sportscaster and worked in TV newsrooms from 1972 thru 1990. In 1990 he decided to end his newsroom career and start his own Outdoor show, JOHN GILLESPIE'S WATERS & WOODS. The unique aspect of his program was to produce 52 new and current programs every year. This past spring he celebrated his 1000th consecutive show without ever airing a repeat. John's entertaining on air style sets him apart from the other outdoor shows. He himself portrays the average angler going on a fishing trip with an expert. He employs some of the biggest fishing names in the midwest such as Pete Maina. These regular co-hosts take John all over the Upper Midwest and Canada on a quest for big fish.

Joe Bucher

Joe Bucher

"Some of my largest fish, any type of fish, were caught on Kalin's grubs and tubes.  Man, these baits just work.  The WAC-O-Worm has become one of my favorite bass baits and are deadly when Wacky or Texas rigged.  The extra garlic and salt is what sets them apart from other brands."

Hall Of Fame Angler - Joe Bucher was inducted into the National Freshwater Fishing Hall Of Fame in 2000 as a Legendary Angler.  Considered by his peers to be one of the top multi-species anglers in the business for over 3 decades.

Writer –  Joe Bucher founded Musky Hunter Magazine and still writes for them as well as The Outdoor News and Midwest Outdoors on a regular basis.   He is also the author of several books on various aspects of fishing.

TV_Show Host - Fishing With Joe Bucher_TV series enters its 27th filming season as a multi-award winning outdoor program hosted by one of the Midwest’s most popular anglers.

 

Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

"Kalin’s grubs and their Sizmic series are right in my wheelhouse for how I fish for a variety of species.  They have an action that no one else produces and their color options are nearly endless.  I can catch fish on these baits when others are struggling."

Over the past decade, Jason Mitchell has earned a legendary status as a professional hunting and fishing guide on North Dakota’s Devils Lake. Jason began his career as a guide at an early age and in the span of a decade, built one of the largest open water guide services in existence (Mitchell’s Guide Service head quartered out of Woodland Resort) and was a key member of Devils Lake’s famed Perch Patrol Guide Service during the winter. Jason Mitchell Outdoors Television is a regionally broadcast television show available throughout the Midwest on both Cable and Broadcast, covering North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin Indiana, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri on Fox Sports Net North and Fox Sports Net Midwest.

 

Adam Walton

Adam Walton

"As soon s the ice melts and walleyes begin spawning rituals, we pull out Kalin's Sizmic Grubs and Sizmic Shads to search for big fish.  We've landed plenty of dandies using these baits while snap jigging, vertical jigging, or using a slow retrieve technique. This bait works all season long!"

Along with being a Pro Staff member of Hard & Soft Fishing, Captain Adam Walton is the owner of Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service.  Specializing in multi-species angling, he takes clients after a variety of fish and also participates in various walleye tournaments. Adam has participated in a few walleye tournaments circuits in the past and currently fishes the AIM Wisconsin Walleye Series.  For more information on Pike Pole Fishing Guide Service, check them out on Facebook or on-line at www.pikepolefishing.com.

 

David Lorier

David Lorier

"I love smally fishing and one of the most effective ways to put them in the boat is dragging a tube. In most situations I prefer to stuff a jig into a Kalin’s 3.5” green pumpkin tube and slowly bump it along rocky structure.  As a tournament angler I also need to be able to pull bass off beds in the Spring.  Downsizing to a 3” Kalin’s Tube can really make a difference when trying to trigger highly pressured fish."

David is a contributing author on Lake-Link. Dave Lorier lives in Oconomowoc and has been hunting and fishing in Wisconsin since his childhood. Dave earned his degree in wildlife ecology from UW Madison and then went on to work for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Fisheries Research and Management. Dave enjoys all types of fishing and hunting, especially competitive bass fishing, bow hunting, and ice fishing for bluegills.