Chad Morgenthaler's Bass Fishing Page

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Before competing professionally, Chad Morgenthaler was a 13 year veteran of the fire service where he served as a firefighter, captain and arson investigator. Prior to fighting fires, Chad's first career was as an automotive technician, where he specialized in transmission repair.

"I'm very proud to represent a company like Jasper Engines and Transmissions. I feel I have come full circle, especially since my first career as an automotive technician. It just seems like a natural fit for Jasper Engines and Transmissions to be one of my major sponsors."

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Angler Profile
Professional Bass AnglerChad Morgenthaler
FamilyWife - Debbie
HometownReeds Spring, Missouri
Favorite TechniqueShallow water, flipping and pitching jigs and tubes
Favorite LakesOkeechobee, FL; Toho, FL and Table Rock, MO
"Go-To" BaitsMissle Baby D-Bomb & Lunker Lure Triple Rattleback Monster Grass Jig
In the Off SeasonChad enjoys fishing with friends, attending promotional events, working with youth programs and clubbing a few golf balls
Additional Information
Current Tournament TrailsB.A.S.S. Elite & B.A.S.S. Southern Open
Rig2015 Toyota Tundra, 2016 Phoenix 921 Pro XP, Mercury 250 Pro XS, Humminbird Onix 10 SI, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, 12' Talons
SponsorsJasper Engines & Transmissions, Phoenix Boats, Mercury Marine, Lunker Lure/Hawg Caller, Minn Kota, Humminbird, Missile Baits, Plano Tackle, Frabill, Gamma Fishing Line, Denali Rods & Svanda Chevrolet
Career Highlights & Accomplishments
Winner 2015 Bassmaster Southern Open
6 time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier: 2003, 05, 06, 14, 15 & 16
6 time Toyota Texas Bass Classic Qualifier: 2007, 08, 09, 11, 12 & 15
2013 Bassmaster Classic Wild Card Winner
2008 Lake Toho Challenge Winner
2007 Forrest Wood Cup Qualifier
2006 AOY FLW Stren Series Midwest Division
2005 B.A.S.S. Elite-50 Contender
2005 Lake Toho Pro Am Winner
Host Chad Morgenthaler Benefit Tournament, 7-Years
Professional Anglers Association, President (6/10 to 6/11 Term)
Professional Anglers Association, Vice President (6/08 to 6/09 Term)
Professional Anglers Association Board Member since 2007
Career Winnings $933,975.00
2016 Bassmaster Elite Series Tour Schedule
March 4th – 6thBassmaster Classic Tulsa, OKGrand Lake
March 17th - 20thElite 1 Palatka, FLSt. Johns River
April 7th - 10thElite 2 Georgetown, SCWinyah Bay
April 21st - 24thElite 3 Mountain Home, ARBull Shoals/Norfork
April 28th - May 1stElite 4 Decatur, ALWheeler Lake
May 12th - 15thElite 5 Many, LAToledo Bend
June 8th - 12thElite 6 BASSfest Durant, OKLake Texoma
June 23rd - 26thElite 7 Union Springs, NYCayuge Lake
August 11th - 14thElite 8 Charles County, MDPotomac River
September 8th - 11thElite 9 La Crosse, WIMississippi River
September 15th - 18thAOY Championship Millie Lacs, MNMillies Lacs Lake
2016 Bassmaster Southern Opens Schedule
January 28th - 30thKissimmee, FLKissimmee Chain of Lakes
March 31st - April 2ndJasper, ALLewis Smith Lake
May 19th - 21stDandridge, TNDouglas Lake