Name: Travis Surette
Location: Petawawa Ontario
Boat: Ranger Z520c, Motor: Merc 250 proXS
Number of years in Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation: 9
Number of times on Team Ontario: 3
Sponsor: Bass Magnet
Petawawa bassmaster AOY 2015 and 2016
Petawawa Bassmaster TOY 2018
Provincial Qualifier 2014 Big Rideau 9th place
Provincial Qualifer 2017 Ottawa River 9th place
Provincial Qualifier 2018 lake Nipissing 1st place
Many wins at the club level
Bass fishing is my passion and I have enjoyed the competitiveness of tournament fishing for last 19 years and of course with lots of ups and downs during that time. Tournament Bass fishing is a good fit for my competitive nature and allows me to meet interesting people through my travels.
Team Ontario 2018 and 2019
Club Team of the year for 2018
2nd place at the 2018 Ontario qualifier
Wins at the Club level
Petawawa Bassmaster co-angler of the year 2 time
My family thinks I’m crazy for loving this sport as much as I do but it has become so much more than just a sport to me. The friends, memories and experiences made while chasing the next bite are a huge part of my life and what I look forward to every time I step on the boat!
Fishing seriously is an illness, but thankfully there is a cure for it – fishing. I used to fish strictly because it was a passion to figure out a better way to catch’em. Now the passion is more about the whole aspect of fishing – preparation, planning, camaraderie with partners and team mates, teaching others, learning from others and simply enjoying the time doing all of the above.
2 time OBN Member of the Year
9 time Team Ontario member
Winner of 2016 Eastern Regional – Douglas Lake TN
905 High School Club leader / mentor
2 Time Ontario BASS Nation Team member
2018 TBBA TOY —- 2nd Place
2017 Mitchells Bay Open —- 3rd Place
2017 Hank Gibson Qualifier —- 3rd Place
2014 TBBA Classic —- 2nd Place
I started fishing at a very young age and started a fishing charter company on Lake Erie at the age of 18 to pay for post-secondary school. I eventually moved on to fishing bass tournaments in 2014 which I have thoroughly enjoyed.
Follow my journey on instagram @ddonovanfishing
I am very passionate about fishing and everything that goes with it from conservation to education. Looking forward to the 2019 season with the new Team Ontario and having been on the team before I can tell you it is quite the experience. The camaraderie, stories, event and of course the fishing make this experience the pinnacle of our membership.
3X Time Team Ontario Member
2X York Bassmasters Angler of the Year
President of the York Bassmasters
2017 OBN National Contender
2 time Team Ontario Qualifier
2011/2013 Hawgtown Bassmasters AOY
Avid Multispecies Angler with a strong passion for bass fishing and bass tournaments.
I was fortunate to make Team Ontario for a second time this year after having made it in 2016 and traveled to Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland in 2017. This year’s Qualifier was again a great time on Lake Nipissing. I am looking forward to going to Lake Sebago in Maine, USA in 2019 with the rest of Team Ontario.
Qualified for Team Ontario in 2019
Fishing is my passion, multi species angler.
2 Time Team Ontario Qualifier
3 Time BFL Regional Qualifier
Started Tournament Fishing in 1989 on the GM Pro Bass Tour.
“Win some, lose some, but I still love it!”
I am extremely excited to be a part of the 2019 Team Ontario. I have been an angler for many years and 2018 has been the best year of my career thus far. Hard work, time on the water and dedication to improving my skill has paid off this season. The work has already begun for the Eastern Regionals in Maine and I cant wait to get to Sebago Lake and represent Ontario with a top notch group of anglers all with the same goal in mind…..the Bassmaster Classic!!
Vice President, Barrie Bassmasters
Two top five finishes.
Several top 10 finishes
Winner of 1999 Walleye Classic and 1st Place Big fish, Rice Lake
Proud Member of Quinte Bassmasters and the Ontario B.A.S.S. Nation.