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Biography

Bernie Schultz is an Elite Series pro and nine-time Classic qualifier. Connect with Bernie on Facebook and his website

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Personal Info

Hometown

Gainesville, 
Florida

Birthdate

September 4, 1954

Family

Kim (wife), Daniel, Trevor (children)

Hobbies

Collecting vintage fishing tackle, surfing

Content

New directions

New directions

By Bernie Schultz

A few weeks ago, B.A.S.S. hosted a gathering of Bassmaster Elite Series pros at its headquarters in Birmingham, Ala. There were a few reasons for the meeting. The first was to welcome the...

Good year - bad year

Good year - bad year

By Bernie Schultz

When B.A.S.S. announced last season’s Elite Series schedule, I saw a huge opportunity. Nearly every venue played to my skill set. Some were repeat fisheries, others were new, yet all made me feel...

Take a kid collecting

Take a kid collecting

By Bernie Schultz

Kids love stuff. That’s a fact. And it’s a safe bet that any kid who likes fishing also likes the tackle that goes with it.Knowing that, why not take it a step further and introduce them to the...

Women drivers

Women drivers

By Bernie Schultz

We’re all familiar with the phrase “women drivers.” It’s frequently said in a chauvinistic tone, other times in jest. For certain Bassmaster Elite Series pros, however, it can have an entirely...

My pre-ICAST picks

My pre-ICAST picks

By Bernie Schultz

Each year, the American Sportfishing Association (ASA) hosts the fishing industry's largest trade show. It’s called ICAST, and it attracts manufacturers, sales reps, buyers and dealers who have a...

Bass fishing fallacies

Bass fishing fallacies

By Bernie Schultz

Recently, while visiting with an old tackle-collecting buddy, we got to talking about the various fallacies we’ve heard on bass fishing over the years. Skewed logic that has led many hardcore...

Texas Fest - grad fest

Texas Fest - grad fest

By Bernie Schultz

Lake Travis is a great lake — deep, clear and full of bass. And though I didn’t perform very well in the recent Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest event, I did catch a ton of fish. In fact, everybody did...

Elite young guns

Elite young guns

By Bernie Schultz

When I began my career as a professional angler, I was in my 20s. That was a long time ago, and I’ve witnessed many changes in the sport since then. Some good … some not so good.Among them were the...

Spring break

Spring break

By Bernie Schultz

By the time you read this, we’ll be fishing our second event of the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Series. Hard to believe, I know. It’s been 11 long weeks since Takahiro Omori won the opener on Lake Martin...

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