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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

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...

Classic moves

Classic moves

By Bernie Schultz

As you read this, the contenders in this year’s GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods will be busy scouring Lake Hartwell. They have hopes of finding the right fish to take...

Knowing when to move

Knowing when to move

By Bernie Schultz

When I’m working sports shows or speaking at various fishing clubs, one of the most frequently asked questions I hear is, “How do you know when to move, when to give up on a spot that’s producing...

The first spybait

The first spybait

By Bernie Schultz

If you’ve been paying attention, then you know a new class of lures has emerged in recent years. They’re called “spybaits,” and they’ve become a mainstay on tour.Why? Because they work … oftentimes...

Mapping made easy

Mapping made easy

By Bernie Schultz

When I began my career, lake maps were pretty basic. In most cases, they offered a simple overview of a lake or river with little or no detail below the surface. Of those that did provide...

Fishing and football

Fishing and football

By Bernie Schultz

If someone were to ask me what similarities I saw between football and fishing, my initial response would probably be “None!” Thinking more about it, however, there are quite a few. Hear me...

Like father, like son

Like father, like son

By Bernie Schultz

As a father, I don’t think there’s anything more rewarding than watching your kid excel in their favorite sport — especially when that sport is your profession.I know that’s the case for my friend...

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