KingFisher Pro Staff

Gord Pyzer

Gord Pyzer

Home: Kenora, Ontario
Boat: KingFisher 2025 Flex Side Console XP

Fishing Editor Gord Pyzer is widely regarded as Canada's most scientific angler. Known in fishing circles as Doctor Pyzer, he worked for 30 years as a senior manager with Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources before devoting all his energies to fishing. A member of the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, the award-winning writer is also an internationally sought out speaker, tournament angler and field editor with In-Fisherman Magazine and Television.

Tim Milne

Tim Milne

Home: Vernon, British Columbia (Live on my 2725 during the summer)
Boat: KingFisher 2725 Offshore

From an auspicious start fishing the bass, pike and muskie lakes of Northern Ontario, Milne has spent the past two decades plying his angling passion on the West Coast of British Columbia. From Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island, Milne and his Big Coast Crew have chased trophy Chinook salmon and a veritable saltwater buffet inshore, offshore and anywhere a big aluminum boat will take you. As a founding member of Team Kingfisher/Yamaha and veteran TV producer, Milne and company fish salmon and tuna derbies through summer months in Pacific NorthWest … and rock the Big Coast every chance they get! Big Coast … the very best in saltwater sportfishing TV adventure from the Wild West Coast!

Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett

Home: Kenora, Ontario
Boat: KingFisher 2025 Flex Sport

Lots of exciting things coming up this season. A very busy guiding schedule is shaping up and tournaments are lined up. Looking forward to representing Kingfisher Boats, Natural Bakery, Okuma rods and reels, Minn Kota trolling motors, Northland tackle again this year. Let's get started! See you on the water!

Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson

Home: Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Boat: KingFisher 2025 Flex Side Console

Matt is a professional angler here he provides guided fishing trips all year round and also offers fishing tips, fishing videos, fishing articles, seminars and web design. Matt has been guiding since 2003 and guides the Metro Area Lakes, Horseshoe Chain of Lakes and the Chisago Chain of Lakes. Matt also owns and operates the Ultimate Panfish League which started in 2003. Intended for both fun and competition, the Ultimate Panfish League caters to those winter panfish die hards looking to experience the weigh-in atmosphere as well as share in a few laughs. Matt has been competing in open water tournaments since 2003 with 25 top 10 finishes to date and 4 "Big Bass" awards throughout his career.

Nick Werner

Nicholas "Walleye" Werner

Home: Bay of Quinte, Ontario
Boat: 2025 HHT / 2125 Accord

With the infamous Bay of Quinte only a few feet from his backdoor this Southern Ontario charter captain and walleye tournament angler puts his Kingfisher boats through it all during the busy fishing season!

A love of the outdoors was instilled by my grandfathers. I built my first boat at age 15 and have never looked back. As the owner of Werners Angling Adventures www.wernersadventures.com I am fortunate enough to be on the water from early spring until ice-up chasing the monster walleye found here on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario. Between charters I also compete on various walleye tournament circuits in both the USA and Canada including the AIM, NOWT, Kiwanis World Walleye, NWA, and NWT. I get amazing response from all of my fellow competitors, as they always want to "inspect" my boat after they see how it handles the rough water!

Day in to day out from fishing charters to tournaments, I rely on my Kingfisher to get me and my clients to the fishing grounds and back. When people come aboard and ask about my Kingfisher the three words that first come to mind are Strong, Tough and Reliable. For work or for fun its a no-nonsense boat thats gets the job done!

Martin Lessard

Martin Lessard

Home: Oka, Quebec
Boat: KingFisher 2025 Flex Sport

I'm from Oka, QC, on the shore of the Ottawa River and the St. Lawrence Seaway—both my favorite playgrounds. I also fish New York state and Ontario. I consider myself a multi-species professional angler, specializing in musky. The past seven years with Team Rapala has given me the opportunity to grow not only my fishing skills but also my marketing skills to help my sponsors. I look forward to a long relationship with KingFisher—the toughest aluminum brand in the game. I can't wait to be ice free again because that's where you'll find me until the last day of the season, trophy fishing. We'll see you at the shows. Drop by to say hello.

Joe 'Sep' Hendrickson

Joe "Sep" Hendrickson

Home: Vacaville, California
Boat: KingFisher 2025 Discovery HHT

Joe "Sep" Hendrickson is a radio show host, outdoor writer, author, photographer, tackle innovator, seminar speaker, television personality and avid angler and hunter. He and his wife and partner, Marilyn, travel to locations where they can enjoy their love of the outdoors. They are devoted to fishing for trophy-sized trout and kokanee salmon in many Western States, Canada and Alaska. Sep is an avid chukkar, quail, pheasant and turkey hunter, and he particularly enjoys hunting wild boar. Sep was inducted into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame for the year 2015, enshrined as a "Legendary Communicator."

Capt. Andy Martin

Home: Brookings, Oregon
Boat: 2825 Coastal Express

I'm Andy Martin, a full-time river guide and saltwater fishing captain. As long as I can remember, fishing has been my passion. I grew up fishing the Chetco, Rogue and Smith rivers, and had my first drift boat long before I was old enough to drive a car.

I'm fortunate to have one of the greatest jobs in the world. I have the opportunity to take people fishing almost every day, and I work hard to make sure my customers have the ultimate fishing experience. The rivers I fish in Southern Oregon and Northern California, as well as the coastal waters of Alaska, are among the most scenic areas of the world, and have some of the best fishing anywhere. I provide the best equipment including a KingFisher 2825 Coastal Express, and make sure you have an easy-going trip with the best possible chance at catching fish.

Aside from putting you on fish, my goal is to make sure you have an enjoyable time on the water. I'm friendly, more than willing to pass on information about the rivers and fish, and give a full effort in making your trip one you will always remember. There are a lot of choices when it comes to fishing guides in Southern Oregon, Northern California and Alaska but you'll never be disappointed with us. Visit us at www.wildriversfishing.com.

Danny Coyne

Danny Coyne

Home: West Kelowna, British Columbia
Boat: KingFisher 2025 Falcon

Danny has been an avid angler since his early child hood. Danny grew up in a small quaint community in the Similkameen Valley of Princeton BC. His family's farm is nestled against the Similkameen River. This is where Danny and his older brother Spencer adopted the passion for fishing.

Danny has lived in all parts of British Columbia which included Cranbrook, Kamloops, Abbotsford, Merritt, Penticton and Kelowna. He is now settled down in West Kelowna with his beautiful wife Marina who shares his passion of fishing.

Danny is very active within multiple fish and wildlife conservation groups within the BC community. He loves to share his love and passion for fishing with others. Sharing his discoveries, adventures and tips on the water with fellow Anglers is just as equal of a passion of his as fishing. Danny encourages all Anglers to share the sport of fishing with the younger generation so they too can have those special moments in life fishing with their fathers, brothers and all loved ones. To learn more about Danny and his team, please visit bcfishn.com.

Tight lines!

Jason Bellows

Jason Bellows

Home: Salmon Arm, British Columbia
Boat: 2725 Weekender
www.bucktailadventures.ca

I grew up on a farm in the Salmon Valley where fishing and hunting were a way of life for my father, three younger brothers and I. We fished small mountain lakes, rivers and the larger fresh water lakes in our area. I have spent a lot of time on Shuswap Lake and over the years we have caught some great fish. I am dedicated to providing an amazing experience to clients who want to go out and fish or sight see in the beautiful Shuswap area.

Tom Gaudet

Tom Gaudet

Home: Edmonton, Alberta
Boat: 2025 Flex Sport

I was born and raised on a farm just outside of Leduc, Alberta. I started young fishing rivers and creeks for trout and grayling with my father in BC and Alberta. I began fishing walleye tournaments some 33 years and currently fish between six to ten tourneys a year. I'm currently represented by Gibbons Motor Toys, KingFisher Boats, Mercury Outboards, Quantium fishing equipment, Scotty fishing equipment, Macs lures, Walleye master tackle & bait and McKinnon & Company Outfitters. I have many career highlights including placing in numerous tournaments with many top ten finishes, was named rookie of the year in the Saskatchewan Walleye trail, also achieved two angler of the year and three team of the year titles in the Northern Alberta walleye trail. I'm passionate about travelling, hunting for sport and work. I've been a big game guide for 25 years in Alberta and the Yukon Territory. I love jet boating and all terrain vehicles.

Mel Barr

Mel Barr

Home: Gibbons, Alberta
Boat: 2025 Flex Sport

I have been doing the tournament circuit since 1989 and love it. I've participated in roughly 200 events and have had 39 top 10s and 7 wins.

Some of my career highlights include: I held the record for a long time on the biggest Walleye caught and released in a tournament in North America it was 16.05 lbs. This record was finally broken 3 years ago on the same body of water. I fished for Team Canada at Brimley Michigan in the CANAM, which was Canada Vs. US. KingFisher's John Butts was the captain and I was running the KingFisher Accord the first year it was launched. Another great moment was when I won the Vanity Cup which was a 50k payday.

When I'm not fishing I love to hunt and in the fall am a Waterfowl Guide at Ongaro Outdoors. We have been filming a TV show at the lodge now for 3 years called Hired To Hunt which I am a part of. This last year I won the Western Canadian Walleye Trail with my partner Trevor Sparks. Tied another team for the Team of the Year title. they had one placing better so we were runner up. Within the trail there are two events in the Lakeland area and two at Slave Lake, so the trail has a King of Lakeland and a King of Slave which goes to the team that has the best finishes for either of the two categories. We won the King of Lakeland category.

All in all love being in the Outdoors following my passion of Fishing and Hunting.

Addison Duhaime - Algoma Adventures

Addison Duhaime

Home: Elliot Lake, Ontario
Boat: 1825 Falcon XL
facebook.com/algomaadventures

Addison Duhaime 27 years of age and owner of Algoma Adventures, a modern guiding service based out of Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada. He lives in a Las Vegas of multi-species fishing. His company goal is to show his guests the beauty of Northern Ontario, put them on fish and have fun while they're doing it.

Aside from running a fish tour business Addison enjoys fishing with his family and friends. With a busy guiding season in front of him he hopes to have time to compete in a few tournaments.

Keep your tips above your reels!