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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
HometownCoulterville, Illinois
Favorite TechniqueShallow water, flipping and pitching jigs and tubes
Favorite LakesOkeechobee, FL; Toho, FL and Table Rock, MO
"Go-To" BaitsReaction Innovations Flirt & 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 TrailsBASS Elite, BASS Southern & Central Opens.
Rig2013 GMC Sierra, 2014 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, Frabil, 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 $871,717.00
2015 Bassmaster Elite Series Tour Schedule
February 20th-22ndBassmaster Classic Greenville, SCLake Hartwell
March 19th - 22ndElite 1 Orange, TXSabine River
April 9th - 12thElite 2 Guntersville, ALLake Guntersville
April 30th - May 3rdElite 3 Sacramento, CASacramento River
May 7th - 10thElite 4 Lake Havasu City, ARLake Havasu
June 3rd - 7thElite 5 BASSfest Paris Landing, TNKentucky Lake
July 30th - August 2ndElite 6 Waddington, NYSaint Lawrence River
August 13th - 16thElite 7 Cecil County, MDChesapeake Bay
August 27th - 30thElite 8 Detroit, MILake St Clair
September 17th - 20thAOY Championship Door County, WISturgeon Bay
Toyota Texas Bass Classic
May 23rd - 25thQuitman, TXLake Fork
2015 Bassmaster Southern Opens Schedule
January 15th - 17thKissimmee, FLLake Toho
April 16th - 18thPrattville, ALAlabama River
October 22nd - 24thBainbridge, GALake Seminole
2015 Bassmaster Central Opens Schedule
March 12th - 14thRidgeland, MSRoss Barnett Reservoir
September 10th - 12thWagoner, OKFort Gibson
October 1st - 3rdBranson, MOTable Rock Lake