Anglers

Travis Surette

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

Angling Accomplishments 
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

Club: Petawawa Bassmasters
Occupation: Infantry Warrant Officer
Sponsors: Quantum

Joe Doucette

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

Club: Petawawa Bassmasters
Occupation: Infantry - Master Warrant Officer - Canadian Army
Sponsors: Kistler Rods, Ardent Outdoors, Weapons of Bass Destruction Co.

Rodney DeForest

I have been fishing since early childhood and enjoy every second I can on the water. Fishing is both passion and therapy to me. I look forward to representing the Ontario Bass Nation in 2019.
-3rd place OBN qualifier 2018
– 2nd place North Bay Bassmasters open 2018
– Big fish winner 2018 North Bay Bassmasters
– Big fish winner, Classic Champion, Angler of the Year, North Bay Bassmasters 2017
Club: North Bay Bassmasters
Occupation: Realtor

Rob Hyatt

 

 

 

 

Club: Quinte Bassmasters

Warren McRae

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!

Club: Peterborough Bassmasters
Occupation: Contractor
Sponsors: Sandwood Transport, Young’s Insulation Systems

Mark Cavanaugh

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

Club: Port Perry Bassmasters
Occupation: Utility Coordinator
Sponsors: Quantum

Dean Donovan

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

Club: Forest City Bassmasters
Occupation: Rotating Equipment Engineer

Sebastien Capel

Club: Port Perry Bassmasters
Occupation: Elevator Adjuster

Andrej Chowaniec

 

 

 

 

 

 

Club: Mississauga Bassmasters

Mark Porco

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

Club: York Bassmasters
Occupation: Customer Systems Engineering Specialist for Telus Business

Jay Hotzak

2017 OBN National Contender
2 time Team Ontario Qualifier
2011/2013 Hawgtown Bassmasters AOY

Club: Hawgtown Bassmasters
Occupation: IT Infrastructure
Sponsors: Pro J Fishing Tackle, Strike King Lure Company, Geiger Tec Marine, Pittsburgh Steel Group

Co-Anglers

Tracy Rich

 

 

 

 

 

Club: North Bay Bassmasters

Davide Iannaci

I just arrived in Canada 10 years ago and before that I went fishing only in the Italian Ocean, never on the lakes, but I did not have the opportunity to go out often enough. Then I arrived here In Canada. I started watching some great fishing shows on TV and my passion started to grow more and faster. I bought my first rod and from that point on I was hooked up and so addicted to fishing. In 2015 I started Pro/Am fishing tournaments  with CSFL and also with my club and I had some good results.  Making it to Team Ontario it’s by far my greatest achievements  and I look forward to every minutes of it, and I look forward to many more. Can’t wait to be out there and have a great time with my team mates.
4th in the CSFL Pro/am  2016
1st time Team Ontario Member
Club: York Bassmasters
Occupation: Chef
Sponsors: hopefully one day :-)

Vahab Jalali

Davis Zink

Avid Multispecies Angler with a strong passion for bass fishing and bass tournaments.

Club: KWC Bassmasters
Occupation: Pre-service Firefighter Student
Sponsors: Pro J Fishing Tackle

Richard Hough

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.

Club: Barrie Bassmasters
Occupation: Police Officer
Sponsors: First Mate Lures, Denali Rods, Livingston Lures, Gill Fishing, North Star Custom Baits, Lew's Reels, WOO! Tungsten and TH Marine

Shawn Dompierre

Qualified for Team Ontario in 2019

Club: Ottawa Valley South Bassmasters
Occupation: Health and Safety Manager
Sponsors: Simplex Industries.Inc

Terry Wilson

Fishing is my passion, multi species angler.

2 Time Team Ontario Qualifier

3 Time BFL Regional Qualifier

Club: Erie Bassmasters
Occupation: Truck Driver at Verspeeten Cartage LTD.

William Bowles

Started Tournament Fishing in 1989 on the GM Pro Bass Tour.

“Win some, lose some, but I still love it!”

Club: Barrie Bassmasters
Occupation: Engineer

Behzad Mohammadkhani

 

 

 

 

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Ed Vienneau

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

Club: Barrie Bassmasters
Occupation: Pro Staff Director for WOO! Tungsten, Drive Test Examiner
Sponsors: WOO! Tungsten, Denali Rods, X Zone Baits, The Rod Glove, Liquid Mayhem, Skoll Gear

Darryl Pogue

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.

Club: Quinte Bassmasters
Occupation: Utility Worker, Town of Cobourg
Sponsors: FX Custom Graphics and Signs, Pro Staff - Mammoth Outdoor Apparel

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