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Bill Weidler
This season for the B.A.S.S. Basmaster Elite Pro Series Bill Weidler will be using KastKing baitcasting reels and spinning reels spooled with KastKing line with his new rods as part of his new partnership with KastKing. "I am extremely excited to partner with KastKing for the 2018 Bassmaster Elite Season,” Weidler said. “Their product offerings are perfect for me. There's no doubt KastKing is as passionate about their products as I am about fishing, which makes this an incredible fit." Weidler will also work with the KastKing product development and engineering team on new, groundbreaking fishing reels. Bill lives in Alabama and is heavily involved with local High School fishing events, Bass Nation, ASABFA, and Airport Marine High School Trails. Weidler’s personal desire is to mentor up-and-coming student anglers.
Christin Kruger
Christin Kruger is an avid angler who targets many different saltwater and freshwater species around the world. She practices and promotes catch and release. Christin, the Environmental Spokesperson at KastKing, says, “I’m a huge fan of nature and love all creatures, except maybe centipedes,”
Kevin “Catterman” van Vlijmen
“I’ve had a passion for fishing at an early age. Now that I’m older, I’ve honed my skills. I enjoy fishing with quality products, and being part of a company that represents affordable innovation and cares about our environment,” says Kevin who graduates in 2018 with a psychology degree. “
 Kristy “K-Bear” Batista
A Southern Bell born and raised in Tennessee, Kristy has cherished memories of her late Grandfather taking young Kristy to the farm’s spring fed lake to fish for bass, catfish, and carp. As an adult, Kristy moved to the Florida Keys. Kristy loves fishing light tackle in both fresh and saltwater, which was introduced to her by her husband, Gus OneBear.  “My biggest catch and claim to fame was not a fish but a bear, Onebear that is,” Kristy says.  This KastKing couple can be seen on YouTube’s 2BEARS OUTDOORS.  Kristy holds a Degree in Behavioral Psychology from the University  of TN.
Gus “OneBear” Batista
A true Floridian who has been handling alligators for over 20 years. His occupation as an animal control officer and passion has led him deep into the heart of the Florida Everglades. A reality show personality, Gus has been in numerous outdoor related TVshows.  His most recent appearance was on Nat Geo Wild’s SWAMP MEN. Gus loves all types of Florida fresh and saltwater fishing. He claims that his all-time best catch was his wife Kristy, which was his hardest catch that required lots of skills and patience.  Gus and Kristy share many outdoors and fishing adventures as seen on YouTube’s 2BEARS OUTDOORS.
Mike Walsh
Mike started fishing after college every summer along the Erie Canal. “About five years later,” says Mike, “I was introduced to fly-fishing and waded some amazing waters throughout the US and Canada. Later I joined a local competitive bass club that turned fishing from a past-time to a passion. My first year, I won the Classic (Non-boater) and finished second in Non-boater Angler of the Year. Although a competitive club, we are a teaching club. I’ve learned so much from this generous group of fishermen over the years. A highlight each season is the club fishing and shore lunch outing we host for our local VA veterans.”