Bernie
Schultz

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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

Tournament Statistics

Personal Info

Hometown

Gainesville, 
Florida

Birthdate

September 4, 1954

Family

Kim (wife), Daniel, Trevor (children)

Hobbies

Collecting vintage fishing tackle, surfing

Content

Man’s best friend

Man’s best friend

By Bernie Schultz

Like many of you, a good number of Bassmaster Elite Series anglers are dog lovers. No matter if they’re big, small, fluffy or shorthaired, canines hold a special place in the hearts of some of the...

The Shimano experience

The Shimano experience

By Bernie Schultz

Sponsorships are the lifeblood of professional fishermen. Ask any touring pro and they’ll tell you, there’s no way to survive without them.Sure, you might make it for a while on your credit cards,...

Thicker than water

Thicker than water

By Bernie Schultz

Over my 35 years of competing in B.A.S.S. tournaments, I’ve logged a lot of highway miles … hundreds of thousands, in fact. And through those travels, I’ve met some remarkable people — individuals...

Giving back

Giving back

By Bernie Schultz

From time to time, Bassmaster Elite Series pros are asked to participate in tournaments outside the B.A.S.S. tour. Some are held for kids, others for various charitable causes. And while we can’t...

The northern swing

The northern swing

By Bernie Schultz

Soon, the Bassmaster Elite Series will head north to the St. Lawrence River. Immediately after, we will compete on Cayuga — the largest of the Finger Lakes.Both fisheries are full of quality...

Trends in rod building

Trends in rod building

By Bernie Schultz

It doesn't matter if you’re looking at a rack of rods at your local tackle shop or those offered by an online retailer. Chances are good that at least some of the parts and pieces used to construct...

Our friend Glenn

Our friend Glenn

By Bernie Schultz

After more than 30 years of competing in B.A.S.S. tournaments, I’ve seen a lot of anglers come and go. Some I dig deep to remember, others I’ll never forget.Glenn Browne is one of those that will...

The first Chatterbait

The first Chatterbait

By Bernie Schultz

Few lures have impacted our sport in recent years like the bladed jig. They have undoubtedly redefined our approach to shallow water angling, especially when grass, laydowns or flooded brush...

Media play

Media play

By Bernie Schultz

When we’re not competing in tournaments or working sports shows, many Bassmaster Elite Series pros are busy fulfilling other obligations. That may include special, on-the-water events — some for...

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