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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
Age49
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
2017 Bassmaster Elite Series Tour Schedule
DatesLocationLake
February 9th – 12thElite 1 Knoxville and Jefferson County, TNCherokee Lake
February 23rd - 26thElite 2 Okeechobee, FLLake Okeechobee
April 6th - 9thElite 3 Many, LAToledo Bend Reservoir
April 27th - 30thElite 4 Ridgeland, MSRoss Barnett Reservoir
May 17th - 21stElite 5 Lufkin, TX Toyota Bassmaster Texas FestSam Rayburn
June 2nd - 5thElite 6 Russellville, ARLake Dardanelle
July 20th - 23rdElite 7 Waddington, NYSt. Lawrence River
July 27th - 30thElite 8 Plattsburgh, NYLake Champlain
August 24th - 27thElite 9 Macomb County, MILake St. Clair
 *AOY Championship TBD* 
 *Classic Bracket TBD* 
2017 Bassmaster Opens
DatesLocationLake
Southern Open Division
January 19th - 21stLeesburg, FLHarris Chain of Lakes
April 20th - 22ndDayton, TNLake Chickamauga
September 28th - 30thJasper, ALLewis Smith Lake
Central Division
March 2nd - 4thBranson, MOTable Rock Lake
June 15th - 17thOrange, TXSabine River
October 5th - 7thGrove, OKGrand Lake