February 23rd – 25th
*Walleye Tournament Angler
*Instructor of “North American Fishing Adventures”
*Lifelong in the Farming Industry
Mark Brumbaugh, of Arcanum, Ohio, is considered one of America’s leading experts of fishing, especially for walleye. He’s finished high in the rankings in walleye fishing tournaments across the county, including the AIM Pro Walleye Series, RCL/FLW, and past Professional Walleye Trail (PWT) tournaments.
He’s had several first-place finishes to his name, with his most notables including:
Winner of the prestigious PWT Championship on Michigan’s Saginaw Bay in 1995
Winner of the PWT’s G. Loomis/ Lowrance Western Pro-Am On Lake Oahe, South Dakota, in 1996
Winner of the Lake Erie Walleye Trail Gator Classic out of Lorain, Ohio, in 2009
Winner of the Lake Erie Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) tournament out of Huron, Ohio, in 2014
Mark’s also qualified 15 times for PWT Championships and five times for RCL/FLW Championships. He’s has had more than 50 top-20 finishes, with several of those being top-10’s since the start of his professional fishing career in 1991. In 2009 alone, Mark earned four top-5 finishes in AIM’s tournament series.
Other awards earned in his fishing career include a “Coleman Cool Under Pressure Award” in 1992; the PWT’s “Realtree Sportsman of the Year” in 2004; two “Storm Heavyweight Awards”, one in 1996 and the other in 1999; seven “Big Fish” awards.
Mark has been featured in several national magazines such as In-Fisherman, In-Fisherman’s Walleye In-Sider, Great Lakes Anglers, Fishing Facts, Midwest Outdoors, Ohio Sportsman, and many more. He has regularly appeared on nationally televised shows like In-Fisherman, Michigan Out-of-Doors, Kyle Randall’s Wilderness Journal, and the like. He’s also been a featured guest on outdoor programming on radio broadcasts across the Midwest.
And Mark loves teaching others about fishing in person, both one-on-one and in groups. He’s conducted numerous seminars on fishing at sport and boat shows throughout the United States and Canada, and is an instructor for the “North American Fishing Adventures” (see www.markbrumbaugh.com)—a hands-on school that includes ice-fishing and open-water events throughout the Midwest and Canada. He is also a fishing mentor at Fishing Adventures at Witch Bay Camp on Lake of the Woods, Canada.Other Facts of Interest:
Mark Brumbaugh was born in Greenville, Ohio, on January 18, 1962. He’s been happily married to his wife, Terri, since 1998. When he’s not working in the fishing industry he’s working his fields as a grain farmer.
His favorite fishing techniques are:
Live bait rigging
He considers Ohio’s lakes, rivers, reservoirs and that state’s waterways of Lake Erie his home waters.
Mark will be fishing all National Walleye Tour (NWT) and Lake Erie Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC) tournaments, as well several others in-between this coming year.
Mark’s current sponsors are:
Lund – Glass Boats
Mercury — Outboards
ABU — Garcia – Reels
Fenwick — Rods
Berkley – Line and Softbaits
Off-Shore Tackle — In-Line Planer Boards and Tackle
Pflueger — Reels
MotorGuide – Electric Trolling Motors
Reef Runner – Crankbaits and Bladebaits
Glyde Ryde — Marine Suspension Seating
Lowrance — Sonar/GPS
Optima – Batteries