Bernie
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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

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...

The first plopper

The first plopper

By Bernie Schultz

When Chris Lane came close to winning the 2016 Bassmaster Elite Series event on Toledo Bend using a “Whopper Plopper,” sales immediately skyrocketed for the odd-functioning topwater lure.Even...

The lure broker

The lure broker

By Bernie Schultz

For some, it’s hard to believe a guy can actually make a living by fishing tournaments. But as we all know, it happens, and the number of people trying to make it the business is increasing all the...

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