Pro Staff

We are proud to have these experienced tournament fishermen, guides, and well-known regional boaters, as part of Shockwave’s Pro-Staff team. These folks use our products every time they are out on the water, and they are available to talk to you about their experience using Shockwave S5 Suspension modules.

Mark Coleman  |  Seattle, Washington

 

    42’ Defiance

   www.allwashingtonfishing.com

   @allwashingtonfishing

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.

Mike Barksdale  |  Boring, OR

 

    30’ River Wild, Offshore Center Console

   fishonextreme.com

   @FishOnExtreme

I’ve been on a boat since I was a toddler with my parents, fishing primarily off the Oregon coast. We fished for salmon, rockfish, and sturgeon. When I turned 16, I ventured off on my own with the boat and went offshore to catch whatever I could get to bite my hooks. I turned my passion for fishing into a business, and I started guiding in 2005. My reward is not financially driven, my reward is being able to share memorable fishing experiences with my clients. I get the same feeling watching a client catch a fish, as I do when I catch a fish. I love what I do and I hope to continue sharing my love of fishing for years to come through my guiding business – Fish On Extreme. I currently fish the waters in Neah Bay/Pacific Ocean from March-May, catching Chinook; and the waters in Washington/Pacific Ocean from June-October fishing Halibut, Sturgeon, Salmon, Tuna, Rockfish, and Crab; and in the Columbia River fishing Salmon & Sturgeon.

Chris Wagster  |  Sequin, TX

 

    24-Foot SCB Recon

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.

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Wade Dayley  |  Port Hardy, BC

 

    27ft Grady White Sailfish

    www.wickedsalmon.com

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.

Adam Petnuch  |  Saint Augustine, Florida

 

    32 Foot Grady White

   www.reeldreamfish.com

   @ReelDreamFishingCharters

I caught the love for fishing in the north woods of Wisconsin when I was just a kid. My dad took me fishing up there on the weekends. When I was 21 I moved to Florida to follow my dream of starting a fishing charter business! I applied for my USCG Captains license at the age of 22 and started my business in 2016! Reel Dream Fishing Charters is based out of Saint Augustine FL and we fish around 100+ days per year offshore on the Atlantic Ocean. These waters can become extremely rough and take a toll on myself and my crew after days on the water! The Shockwave S5 module provides us comfort for our 60+ mile runs to the fishing grounds! Our 32 foot Grady White is equipped with nothing but the best for our customers, including Shockwave S5 Seats!

Scott Bulat  |  Edmonton, Alberta

 

    Eagle Kokanee XL19

    @GoFishAlberta

Scott has been an avid angler from a young age. He grew up in Alberta spendingthe 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.

Adrian O’Connor  |  Zeballos, BC

 

    28-Foot Trophy

    www.reelobsession.ca

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.

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Jesse Legg  |  Sooke, BC

 

    25ft Grady White Sailfish

    Sealeggsfishing.com

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.

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