COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. – Strike King Lure Company announces the addition of Andy Montgomery of Blacksburg, S.C., to its National team for 2012. At age 29 Andy is a young star on the rise, is very competitive, loves shallow water fishing yet has the ability to adapt to any situation on the water, and has the desire and work ethic to grow in the sport. He is married and being a successful professional fisherman has been a lifelong dream of his.
Andy will be fishing the Bassmaster Elite Series for his second season after doing well as a rookie last year finishing 9th in the Pride of Georgia tournament on West Point Lake and 6th in the Trokar Battle on the Bayou at Toledo Bend. He is a five-time FLW Championship qualifier, a 2011 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier and 2010 Bassmaster Southern Open champion.
Andy is excited to join the Strike King team and feels that the company’s vast lure selection and polarized sunglasses will give him the tools he needs to win on the water. He also is attracted to the family-friendly, professional, and fishing enthusiasts’ culture of the company. “We look forward to working with Andy for a long time,” says Mark Copley, National Pro Staff manager of Strike King Lure Company.
Andy joins one of the greatest pro staffs in the nation, which includes such veteran stars as Kevin VanDam, Denny Brauer, Shaw Grigsby, Mark Davis, Greg Hackney, Mark Rose, George Cochran, Mark Menendez and young stars like James Niggemeyer and Jonathon VanDam.