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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.
Paul Lopes
“My fishing addiction started in my early teens,” says Massachusetts angler Paul Lopes, a.k.a. Lunker Lopes. “My primary focus is freshwater kayak fishing, but I do fish the local saltwater shores occasionally. I got three State Pins last season. One 21- inch bass, one 26.5-inch chain pickerel, and a 25-inch chain pickerel that was just shy of 5 lbs. My PB! Largemouth Bass is my target species and I am looking forward to more New England tournaments. Any time on the water is tranquility for me, but I love taking my family fishing. Nothing beats the excitement of seeing someone else catch a fish!”
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.