Jeff is an avid fisherman and duck hunter and has been fishing tournaments competitively for five years. He is the team captain of Nocked Up Bowfishing and he and his team are the current Missouri State Champions and have won 1st, 3rd, 5th and 6th place in bowfishing tournaments this year. Jeff has guided bowfishing for 3 years and has focused solely on tournament fishing. Additionally, Jeff is the Vice President of the Missouri Bowfishing Association.
Jeff offered his years of bowfishing expertise to us at The Port to help customize the AIM Lowe 1860 Bowfishing machine. This rig has great features that make this THE lean, mean bowfishing machine! Check out the AIM Lowe!!
We are proud to introduce “The Green Machine” also known as Jack & Holly Linton to our Angler’s Port Marine family. You may not immediately recognize Jack and Holly Linton when you see them, but one thing is for sure-you won’t miss their bright lime green and black Phoenix 919 Pro-XP, “The Green Machine”. You may see it anywhere from Missouri, to Texas, or even Florida next year as they fish crappie tournaments all over the country. Since first starting tournament fishing as a husband and wife team in 2014 they have enjoyed the traveling but especially like meeting new people everywhere they go. One of their proudest accomplishments was in March 2016, finishing in 3rd place, top male/female, and had biggest fish in Grenada, MS at Crappie Masters’ biggest tournament ever. This year has brought more Crappie Masters accomplishments including a 4th place finish and top male/female at Lake Fork, Texas, top male/female at Rend Lake, Illinois and a 5th place finish and top male/female at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Ultimately finishing in 11th place in the Crappie Masters Angler Team of the Year race for 2017, it was a great end to the busy year. You will also see them at Truman Lake fishing the Anglers Port Marine Truman Lake Tournament Series.
Jack and Holly are active in getting youth interested in fishing and the outdoors. They also volunteer their time with organizations that help get our military and veterans out fishing, especially assisting those with disabilities. So don’t hesitate to stop them and ask any questions or even just say hello as we welcome them to Angler’s Port Marine.
Kevin has spent his entire life in the Benton County area. He grew up fishing Truman Lake for crappie with his grandfather. He loves working with children, whether it is at school with his career or with his past experience as a state and club youth director. He is a firm believer that is we expose today's youth to fishing, hunting or nature that we can open their minds and broaden their horizons.
He has many bass fishing accomplishments including two 3rd place fininshes in the Walmart BFL, winning a TBF Regional in Arkasas and competing in two National Championships in South Carolina and Tennessee. His largest accomplishment is being the coach of his High School Fishing Team.
Kevin has a diverse background in boats and fishing equipment, therefore he will be happy to help you make the best decision to fit your needs.
Darrell Reach grew up in Osceola, Mo. As a young boy Darrell fished the Osage River and creeks long before Truman Lake filled. Darrell had his first bass boat and fished his first bass tournament when he was 15 years old. That was 39 years ago! One of Darrell’s first jobs was working at the Osceola Marina in the early 1980’s. That entire marina was floated down the Osage arm of the lake and is now known as Osage Bluff Marina.
Darrell has fished Truman Lake for 39 years. The last 25 years fishing while serving as a police officer/detective with the Kansas City Mo Police Department and now is retired.
Fishing buddy tournaments with lifelong friend John Bennett, they have won numerous tournaments, winning half dozen boats along the way! Some of those wins include:
3 Time Winner’s Truman Lake Shriners Tournament.
2 Time Winner’s Truman Lake Fish for Sight Tournament.
1st Place Joe Bass Team Trail Championship.
1st Place Anglers in Action Team Trail Championship.
1st Place Midwest Hawg Hunters Team Championship.
Darrell is currently running a 2018 Phoenix 21PHX. “In my opinion Phoenix boats are the best bass boats on the market. In my 39 years of tournament experience the 21PHX is by far the best all-around boat I have ever owned. Feel free to contact me through Anglers Port Marine to set up a test drive!”
We are proud to introduce David Townsend as the newest Pro Staff team member here at Angler’s Port. David is a 20 year Air Force veteran and avid crappie fisherman. He has been crappie fishing for 13 years and tournament fishing for 5 years. He currently competes in Crappie Masters, the Truman Lake Series Tournament Circuit and local tournaments. He has five top ten tournament finishes in Crappie Masters and has also qualified for the Crappie Masters National Championship every year he has competed. Lastly, he is a member of the Capital Crappie Club based out of Jefferson City, Missouri.
David is diverse in many crappie fishing techniques and the equipment needed to fish these techniques. He is always willing to educate and show other people how to utilize those techniques and equipment effectively.
Kyle was born and raised in Overland Park Kansas. His introduction to tournament bass fishing started amazingly early, fishing his first tournament at the age of 3 years old. With the encouragement and guidance of his dad, Kyle began fishing more tournaments where he quickly found success at the local level. His early beginnings to the sport ignited his passion for finding and catching bass.
Once it was time to move off to college he expanded his fishing horizons to the B.A.S.S., FLW and Boat US college series. In his four years of fishing for the Kansas State Fishing Team he had numerous high finishes and notably maintained his status as one of the top 5 college anglers in the nation. Kyle’s big break came in July of 2016 where he and his partner Taylor emerged victorious in the B.A.S.S. Collegiate Series National Championship after three tough days of fishing on Green River Lake. This victory also solidified his position in the rankings as the #1 collegiate angler in the nation. His early successes at the national level have contributed greatly to his status as an up-and-coming angler in the fishing industry.
Kyle will be graduating from Kansas State University in December of 2016 with his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. After graduating from school he plans to continue to fishing local and regional tournaments looking to qualify for the professional tours.