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ABOUT CHAD

Chad Morgenthaler was a firefighter for 13 years before becoming a professional angler. As an arson investigator, he handled the city of Carbondale, IL accelerant detection K-9 unit. Chad is also a certified GM master technician. In his rookie season, the Top 150, he double qualified for the Bassmaster Classic. Since then, he has qualified for 7 Bassmaster Classics and 6 Toyota Texas Bass Classics. Chad has fished in both professional tours - B.A.S.S. & FLW. His career winnings total over 1.5M.

Chad is a USCG Merchant Marine and was one of three people to establish the first high school fishing team in existence in Pinckneyville, IL. He prefers to power fish but loves to structure fish, and he is OCD about equipment maintenance and organization. Chad’s personal best was a 13 lb, 7 oz largemouth from Lake Toho, FL. He has a love-hate relationship with smallmouth. Chad was the first professional angler to sign with Phoenix Bass Boats and has one of the longest standing non endemic sponsors - Jasper Engines and Transmissions. In addition to his love of fishing, Chad likes cats as much as dogs! He even took his cat Mufasa on tour for 18 years.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2017 USCG Merchant Marine Credentials
2015 BASS Southern Open Lake Toho Winner
7 time Bassmaster Classic Qualifier: 2003, 05, 08, 09, 11, 12, 15 & 2021
Toyota Texas Bass Classic Qualifier 2007, 08, 09, 11, 12 & 2015
2013 B.A.S.S. Wild Card Winner
2008 Lake Toho Challenge Winner
2007 Forrest Wood Cup Qualifier
2005 B.A.S.S. Elite-50 Contender
2006 AOY FLW Stren Series Midwest Division
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)

TOUR SCHEDULE

2022 BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES TOUR SCHEDULE

BASS ELITE #1 – ST. JOHNS RIVER, PALATKA, FL

February 10th – 13th

BASS ELITE #2 – HARRIS CHAIN OF LAKES, LEESBURG, FL

February 17th – 20th

BASSMASTER CLASSIC – LAKE HARTWELL, GREENVILLE, SC

March 4th – 6th

BASS ELITE #3 -SANTEE COOPER LAKES, CLARENDON COUNTY, SC

March 17th – 20th

BASS ELITE #4 – CHICKAMAUGA LAKE, DAYTON, TN

April 7th – 10th

BASS ELITE #5 – LAKE FORK, QUITMAN, TX

May 19th – 22nd

BASS ELITE #6 – PICKWICK LAKE, COUNCE, TN

June 2nd – 5th

BASS ELITE #7 – ST. LAWRENCE RIVER/1000 ISLANDS, CLAYTON, NY

July 14th – 17th

BASS ELITE #8 – LAKE OAHE, MOBRIDGE, SD

August 18th – 21st

BASS ELITE #9 – MISSISSIPPI RIVER, LA CROSSE, WI

August 26th – 29th

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