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Andy PlatkoAndy PlatkoErie, PACaptain Andy is a lifelong angler and currently the owner/operator of Rough House Charters, out of Erie, PA.Ashley ThomasAshley ThomasWhether it’s a walleye rigging bite on Minnesota’s famed Lake Mille Lacs, a finesse jig bite for Iowa Great Lake bluegills on the ice, or a trolling bite for big southern Iowa crappies on planer boards, Ashley Thomas has a range of skills that have made her a recognized female angler in the industry.Bobbie FennoBobbie FennoErie, PABobbie Fenno has experience fishing the waters of Lake Erie and the surrounding area. She is currently the Merchandising Department Manager at FishUSA.Chris RosellaChris RosellaErie, PAChris Rosella is the Marketing Intern at FishUSA. An avid all-around fisherman, his true passion is chasing smallmouth bass. Chris is often found at the stream or lake in his free time.Doug StraubDoug StraubErie, PACaptain Doug Straub is the Director of Merchandising at FishUSA, where he has worked since 2010. He has 25 years of experience in the fishing industry.Fishidy Fishidy Madison, WIFishidy is the premier map-based, social network for anglers.FishUSA StaffFishUSA StaffFairview, PAFishUSA Staff is comprised of several anglers with various backgrounds working for FishUSA.Forces of the Industry Forces of the Industry Fairview, PAFishUSA sought out and sat down with several individuals in the fishing industry...Jennifer PudenzJennifer PudenzPeru, IAJennifer Pudenz is the founder of ADVENTURESS magazine and a FishUSA Ambassador. Her true fishing pursuit is ice fishing in the winter, where she chases slab crappies and panfish.John ScherrerJohn ScherrerErie, PAJohn Scherrer is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, a freelance writer, and lifelong Erie resident who has fished across North America.Jon SuttonJon SuttonJon's life has revolved around the outdoors since his early childhood when he caught his first bluegill. Since then he has grown into a full-fledged angler targeting salmon and bass. He is the Founder & Content Manager of Outdoorempire.com.Justin DiRadoJustin DiRadoErie, PAJustin DiRado is the Social Media & Community Outreach Manager at FishUSA. He is a lifelong angler often found chasing steelhead and trout.Larry HammondLarry HammondRochester, NYLarry Hammond is the captain of Bullseye Charters in Rochester, NY where he enjoys fishing for a variety of species in Lake Ontario.Mark MauleMark MauleBlackduck, MNMark Maule is an avid multi-species kayak angler from northern Minnesota. He spends around 120 days per year pursuing northern pike, largemouth and smallmouth bass, crappies, bluegills, walleyes, and muskies in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.Matt HrycykMatt HrycykGirard, PAMatt Hrycyk is a Buyer at FishUSA with over 50 years of experience fishing in the Lake Erie and Lake Ontario areas.Matt WestMatt WestErie, PAMatt West is an angler fishing the central basin of Lake Erie and a Product Specialist at FishUSA.Other Other Paul McCuePaul McCueDayton, PAPaul McCue has worked as a Fisheries Biologist Aide for the PFBC and served as a lodge guide for salmon and steelhead in Alaska, as well as a guide in Pennsylvania and New York.Pete AlexPete AlexErie, PACaptain Pete Alex has run charters out of both Lake Erie and Lake Ontario for over 30 years.Richard HajeckiRichard HajeckiRochester, NYCaptain Richard Hajecki has fished Lake Ontario for 30 years. He is often found chasing salmon and trout in the warmer months and perch through the ice during the winter.Roger HinchcliffRoger HinchcliffWillis, MIRoger Hinchcliff began fishing the Riverbanks of MI over 38 years ago. Considered an authority on steelhead fishing, he loves sharing his expertise with other anglers.Ross RobertsonRoss RobertsonPort Clinton, OHCaptain Ross Robertson is part of the FishUSA Pro Staff and the owner of Big Water Guide Services out of Lake Erie.Roy St. GeorgeRoy St. GeorgeErie, PARoy St. George has a lifetime of experience fishing in Northwest Pennsylvania.Sarah KowalewskiSarah KowalewskiMacomb, MISarah Kowaleski is a member of the FishUSA Field Staff Team that has been multispecies angling since a young age. Sarah's knowledge of fishing and the outdoors, as well as being active on social media make her a prominent angler in the fishing industry.Tim HyvonenTim HyvonenOak Creek, WICaptain Tim Hyvonen is a licensed charter captain and the owner/operator of WIFinlander Guide Service based on Lake Michigan.Tim TomlinTim TomlinErie, PATim Tomlin has over 40 years of experience fishing the waters of Northwest Pennsylvania.Tony RoachTony RoachMille Lacs, MNTony, a northern Minnesota native, has fished professionally for over a decade. He offers a vast knowledge of multi-species fishing, specializing in walleye both on and off the ice.Troy CreasyTroy CreasyPulaski, NYTroy Creasy is a full-time, dedicated fishing professional with 28 years of experience fishing trout and salmon, and 25-years experience guiding.