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

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...

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...

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