Bob Izumi is Canada’s most popular fishing personality and one of the foremost spokespersons on the sport. For nearly 30-years his weekly Real Fishing Show has educated and entertained legions of anglers, both young and old. Bob’s unmatched credibility in the fishing world is due in part to his incredible success as a tournament angler. In 1979 Bob Izumi became Canada’s first full-time professional fisherman and in over three decades of competitive fishing Bob has won more than 70 major events, far surpassing any other Canadian angler. He has won multiple Angler of the Year and Team of the Year titles and he is the only Canadian angler to win the Triple Crown of fishing; capturing the Canadian Open, the Classic Championship, and Angler of the Year title in a single season.
Along with his television show and tournament career, Bob is an award winning author, seminar speaker, conservationist, and radio show host. His Real Fishing television show and Real Fishing Radio program are Canada’s longest running syndicated series in the television and radio categories. Bob’s fishing seminars regularly sell out and his Real Fishing magazine and web site attract consistently huge audiences. His expertly polished presentation skills coupled with a deep passion for fishing have kept him in demand for over three decades.
Brian grew up fishing in South Carolina on Lake Hartwell, an early influence was his father. After fishing as a kid and young adult under the wing of his father Brian began to expand his fishing skills through fishing local tournaments and BFLs throughout his 20s. Brian continued to hone his skills for many years at FLW Fishing the Everstart Series and later Costa Series until he was able to go full time as a professional fisherman in 2016.
Jeff Gustafson grew up in Kenora, Ontario, on the shores of Lake of the Woods. He has made a living as a fishing guide, promotor, outdoor writer and competitive tournament angler since graduating from the University of Manitoba. After several years competing on the FLW Tour, you can now find him competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series, where he is a two-time Bassmaster Classic qualifier, in addition to competing in as many tournaments as he can around his home in NW Ontario.
Jeremy Smith from Lindner’s Angling Edge Television.
Jeremy love to catch anything that swims and tries to take full advantage of the best bite going. Given the time he is going searching for new water off the beaten path. Whether it's for largemouth, smallmouth, muskies, cats, sturgeon, lake trout, whitefish or carp, anything is fair game.
Jim is the host of “The Musky Hunter” television series, which is in its 15th season. In 2012, Jim was inducted as a Legendary Angler into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame. For 21 years Jim was the Editor/Publisher of Musky Hunter magazine. Jim has produced 17 musky fishing DVDs, including 12 seasons of “The Musky Hunter.”
Jim wrote Muskies My Way and co-wrote The Complete Guide to Musky Hunting. He has a monthly column in Midwest Outdoors magazine, and is a contributor to many other publications. He frequently guest hosts many radio programs and podcasts nationwide.
A seven-time musky tournament winner, Jim conducts seminars and teaches classes on musky fishing throughout the country. Jim has over 40 years experience on lakes, reservoirs and rivers from Minnesota to New York and all across Canada, and has boated more than 200 muskies larger than 50 inches.
Jim’s sponsors include Ranger, RangerTrail, Mercury Outboards, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Yeti, Ontario Tourism, MotorGuide, Shimano, G.Loomis, Joe Bucher Outdoors, Musky Frenzy Lures, Chaos Tackle, and Power Pro.
Wil Wegman is an award winning outdoor writer whose ice fishing articles have appeared in such magazines as Outdoor Canada, Ontario out of Doors, Real Fishing, Just Fishing, Bassmaster, BASS TIMES and In Fisherman. He is the Hooked on Fishing columnist with Lake Simcoe Living magazine. Other than during a pandemic, Wil offers ice fishing seminars across much of Ontario and into New York every winter. His speciality is Lake Simcoe – and he was on Team Canada at the World Ice Fishing Championships there in 1991, has several top ten finishes at the Canadian Ice Fishing Championships, has won the Perch Attack and the Perchin For MS event on Lake Simcoe. He has ice fished across Ontario and has become a well-rounded multi-species ice angler. Wil was inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame in 2017, the same year he won the Rick Morgan Professional Conservation Award and the National Recreational Fisheries Award.