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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 Angler Chad Morgenthaler
Age 48
Family Wife - Debbie
Hometown Coulterville, Illinois
Favorite Technique Shallow water, flipping and pitching jigs and tubes
Favorite Lakes Okeechobee, FL; Toho, FL and Table Rock, MO
"Go-To" Baits Reaction Innovations Flirt & Lunker Lure Triple Rattleback Monster Grass Jig
In the Off Season Chad enjoys fishing with friends, attending promotional events, working with youth programs and clubbing a few golf balls

Additional Information
Current Tournament Trails BASS Elite, BASS Southern & Central Opens.
Rig 2013 GMC Sierra, 2014 Phoenix 921 Pro XP, Mercury 250 Pro XS, Humminbird Onix 10 SI, Minn Kota Fortrex 112 Trolling Motor, 12' Talons
Sponsors Jasper 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-22nd Bassmaster Classic Greenville, SC Lake Hartwell
March 19th - 22nd Elite 1 Orange, TX Sabine River
April 9th - 12th Elite 2 Guntersville, AL Lake Guntersville
April 30th - May 3rd Elite 3 Sacramento, CA Sacramento River
May 7th - 10th Elite 4 Lake Havasu City, AR Lake Havasu
June 3rd - 7th Elite 5 BASSfest Paris Landing, TN Kentucky Lake
July 30th - August 2ndElite 6 Waddington, NY Saint Lawrence River
August 13th - 16th Elite 7 Cecil County, MD Chesapeake Bay
August 27th - 30th Elite 8 Detroit, MI Lake St Clair
September 17th - 20th AOY Championship Door County, WI Sturgeon Bay

Toyota Texas Bass Classic
May 23rd - 25th Quitman, TX Lake Fork

2015 Bassmaster Southern Opens Schedule
January 15th - 17th Kissimmee, FL Lake Toho
April 16th - 18th Prattville, AL Alabama River
October 22nd - 24th Bainbridge, GA Lake Seminole

2015 Bassmaster Central Opens Schedule
March 12th - 14th Ridgeland, MS Ross Barnett Reservoir
September 10th - 12th Wagoner, OK Fort Gibson
October 1st - 3rd Branson, MO Table Rock Lake

Chad Morgenthaler

Chad Morgenthaler

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