John Gillespie

John Gillespie

"I catch more fish on Cleo’s and Kastmasters than almost anything else when ice fishing but they work great in open water too.  Rip them off the bottom and just expect bone-crushing strikes.  They catch the slobs man!"

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

"Wow, I love catching fish on spoons, but I can’t wait to give these things a real test this year on some unique ways to fish them that no one has tried before. Stay tuned this season and you’ll be in for some real surprises!"

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.

Kurt Walbeck

Kurt Walbeck

"The Kastmaster is my number one choice for ice fishing for a variety of species. They come in a variety of sizes so I can go small for crappie or go large for walleye and other game fish. They catch everything!"

Outdoor Bound TV is a Regional hunting and fishing show that airs on Midwestern ABC Stations and features hunters and fisherman from across the Midwest as they pursue their passion for the outdoors across the country and around the world.

Rob Manthei

Rob Manthei

"The thing about Kastmasters and Cleos is that they are more versatile than most people think.  Whether you’re jigging Kastmasters for walleye and crappie on the ice, or working them in deep holes in open water- they pretty much will catch almost anything that swims!"

Rob guides out of St. Germain, WI. Targeting lakes in Vilas and Oneida County Wisconsin for full day and evening ice fishing trips in heated permanent shacks or mobile trips using ATV’s, snowmobiles, and Clam portable shacks. Check out his site.

Pete Maina

Pete Maina

"Kastmasters and Cleos just work.  It’s that simple.  What’s nice is you can teach people how to use them FAST, so there’s very little learning curve.  Rip them off the bottom and you’ll catch a variety of fish in almost any body of water."

Pete has been a leader in educating and promoting catch and release, selective harvest, proper (most fish-friendly) handling – and simply getting folks excited about putting “Fisheries First” for decades.

Pete has appeared as an expert on numerous TV shows, regularly-so on the Midwest’s most popular TV show – “John Gillespie’s Waters and Woods”, as well as appearances on Mark Zona’s “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show” on The Outdoor Channel and Dave Mercer’s “Facts of Fishing” on WFN; and has filmed multiple muskie segments for Bass Pro Shop’s “Outdoor World”. Check out his site.

 

Matt Bichanich

Matt Bichanich

"It’s no secret that Kastmasters and Cleos catch giant walleye all over the great lakes, but they work great on open water too for fish not just found on the big pond.  They can be deadly for crappie, bass, and others in open water when fishing in deeper water."

Matt Bichanich is the National Sales Manager for Hard & Soft Fishing and also appears regularly on TV shows as the expert fishing guide. Matt has been a Bass Tournament angler for many years.