Our Pro Staff are a group of people with a dedicated passion for Shockwave.
They have significant influence with local, regional or national media and in the fishing/boating industry. We’re proud to have them as part of our extended team who share in our commitment to protecting boaters from the shock of wave impact.
I’m a lifetime fisherman and diver who’s passion led to starting a fishing guide and charter service in Washington State at the age of 23. 16 years later our operations include a fleet of 29’-42’ Defiance boats in Washington and an operation at Los Suenos Marina in Costa Rica, Central America.
Wade has had a passion for fishing his entire life. Growing up in Port Hardy, he’s spent over 25 years fishing in and around Port Hardy. This passion is what lead him to build his own fishing resort and opened Bear Cove Cottages in 2002. Now 18 years later him and his top notch guides continue to provide first class experiences and life long fishing memories to all of their guests. Port Hardy and it’s fishing grounds is located on one of the last migration points for all 5 salmon species on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. The area is also well known for it’s fantastic Halibut, Lingcod and Rockfish fishing.
Patrick Campeau is one of Canada’s most influential fishing professionals. He’s a celebrated angler with over 32 years in the game and was inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame in 2014. And now, he’s a SHOCKWAVE Ambassador.
Patrick’s ethic and support for sportfishing is unmatched and we are proud to be working together with him as he continues his pursuit of advocating for fishing in Canada. He is the official spokesperson for the French version of the Canadian National Sportfishing Foundation and a contributor for a dozen specialized magazines and newspapers – and is a syndicated broadcaster going out daily on 52 stations. In 2003, Outdoor Canada Magazine named Patrick one of top 30 Canadians with the most influence in the hunting and fishing industry over the past three decades. In 2007, he received an honorary award from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association for his involvement and dedication to promoting the sport – and he has won a number of tournaments and championships, including being the Pro Bass Quebec Champion (twice), the A.P.A.S Champion and First Place at the Mercury Pro Bass at Lake Champlain. For Patrick, fishing is like a do-it-yourself project, using the right tools gets the best result and that’s why he’s equipped his boat with the ultimate in marine suspension seating: the SHOCKWAVE S5.
Jesse’s enthusiasm for fishing began at the age of three, leading him to gain extensive experience on the West Coast over the following decades. He’s an experienced fishing guide operating out of Sooke, B. C. And his passion for fishing shows – he is as excited for you to catch a fish as you are! Jesse is SVOP Certified, ROC-M Certified, MED-A3 Certified and has Marine First Aid.
Adrian spends almost 200 days a year as a fishing guide on Vancouver Island based in Zeballos. His uncle invited him to Zeballos 16 years ago and it has been his home every summer since; that’s how his career started. Now it’s his turn to pass the rod over. He runs Reel Obsession with world class guided fishing for Salmon, Halibut, Tuna, and Rock Fish. They are uniquely located in the migration path of the Chinook salmon, Reel Obsession features career guides steeped in the local fishery resulting in consistent big catches backed with world-class service and accommodation.
Chris was raised and taught to fish and hunt at a young age. It’s always been a passion and a way of life in his family. As he grew older there came a point in his life when he saw others win fishing tournaments and he knew that he could compete at their level. Soon after Chris signed up for an amateur tournament called the PES out of Rockport, Texas. There he won biggest slot Redfish. That’s where it all started and the real competitive drive kicked in to win. Some people sit back and take all the credit for their success but that is not Chris. He wouldn’t be half the fisherman he is today if it wasn’t for fishing with his dad, friends and teammates. Together they entered tournaments up and down the Texas coast line. Starting from Port O’Connor down to South Padre they began to place in the top ten. They pushed more to a top five finish in the Possum International and second place in the Y-Tac. Not giving up they fished through the winter and the following year they signed back up for the Y-Tac and took first place. Then a month later took down first place in the API in South Padre. Now Chris is motivated more than ever. He still has a lot more tournaments to win and keep pushing team Reel Locos and Shockwave to be the best on the Texas and Louisiana Coastline. For Chris, success comes to those that don’t give up and keep pushing to be the best.
Scott has been an avid angler from a young age. He grew up in Alberta spending the weekends fishing at his family cottage. He was very passionate about fishing from a young age and this grew deeper as he grew older. Now he enjoys taking new fishermen out and especially likes getting children out on the water and getting them hooked on fishing. Scott is involved in the local fishing community sharing lots of information, such as tips and tricks in sporting goods and fishing stores. This summer will be his 3rd year competing in the Western Canadian Walleye Trail in Northern Alberta.
From an auspicious start fishing the bass, pike and muskie lakes of Northern Ontario, Milne has spent the past two decades plying his angling passion on the West Coast of British Columbia. From Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island, Milne and his Big Coast TV Crew have chased trophy Chinook salmon and a veritable saltwater buffet inshore, offshore and anywhere a big aluminum boat will take you. As a veteran TV producer, Milne and company fish salmon and tuna derbies through summer months in Pacific Northwest … and rock the Big Coast every chance they get! Big Coast … the very best in saltwater sportfishing TV adventure from the Wild West Coast!