• Team Rainshadow Pro Staff

Adam J Smith - Freestyle Fisherman

  • Pro Staff Since: 2019
  • Hometown: Webster, TX
  • Likes to Fish: Sharks, Flounder, Anything Awesome
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Guatemala Marlin with Friends
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Berkley, Tohatsu
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Kevin Lanier

  • Pro Staff Since: 2016
  • Hometown: Mexico Beach, FL
  • Likes to Fish: Bottom Fish, Pelagics
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Anywhere large yellowfin tuna live.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow

Anthony Gagliardi

  • Pro Staff Since: 2014
  • Hometown: Prosperity, SC
  • Likes to Fish: Professional Tournament Bass Angler
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Anywhere the smallmouth are spawning.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Berkley, Abu Garcia, Falcon Boats, Suzuki Outboards, Blackfish Gear, Level Fishing Rods, Garmin, Gamma Line, Power Pole, Lake Murray Country, M-Tech Lithium, Costa Del Mar

Bill Batson

  • Pro Staff Since: The Very Beginning
  • Hometown: Maui to Sequim, WA
  • Likes to Fish: Everything
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Slide bait for big Ulua on Christmas Island and 100lb. Tuna on poppers anywhere..
  • Sponsors: God

Karry Batson

  • Pro Staff Since: The Beginning (2000)
  • Hometown: Sequim, WA
  • Likes to Fish: Everything..
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Casa Vieja Lodge, Guatemala
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow for Life

Keller Batson

  • Pro Staff Since: Birth
  • Hometown: Washington State
  • Likes to Fish: Everything
  • Dream Fishing Trip: South Pacific or Indian Ocean GT's, Tuna, Billfish
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow

Lori Heath

  • Pro Staff Since: 2019
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Likes to Fish: Giant bluefin and yellowtail on surface iron.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: My dream fishing trip would be to fish Costa Rica from the Southern Caribbean Sea side, then fresh water fish all the way to the northern side ending the trip fishing the North Coast of the Pacific side.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Anglerettes, Fishing.Evike, AC Plier Holsters

Doc Ski

  • Pro Staff Since: 2017
  • Hometown: Southern CA, moving to Sequim, WA
  • Likes to Fish: I fish for everything, but have probably concentrated on Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo in the saltwater and Bass species in the freshwater. I have a lot of experience in both freshwater and saltwater. I am known mostly for my custom rod building techniques where I am known as Doc Ski.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: I have already done most of my dream fishing trips but I would still like to make one trip to fish, Peacock Bass and the South American species.
  • Sponsors: Bill Batson has sponsored multiple builds for my Veteran donations.
John Labbe

John Labbe

  • Pro Staff Since: 2013
  • Hometown: Sequim, WA
  • Likes to Fish: Everything in the PNW. Albacore Tuna is my latest obsession.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Wide open Bluefin bite.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow

Erich Cline

  • Pro Staff Since: 2018
  • Hometown: Clearlake, CA
  • Likes to Fish: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, All ocean species
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Guadalupe Island, Mexico for giant yellowfin tuna
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Voss Weights

Erik Landesfeind

  • Pro Staff Since: 2008
  • Hometown: Long Beach, CA
  • Likes to Fish: Calico Bass, Sand Bass, Spotted Bay Bass, Yellowtail, Rockfish, Tuna, and Striped Marlin
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Fishing calico bass at San Clemente Island (which I do all the time)
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Penn Reels, Costa Sunglasses, Simrad, MC Swimbaits, AFTCO, Berkley

Jayden Sage

  • Pro Staff Since: 2020
  • Hometown: California
  • Likes to Fish: Anything that swims
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Long range tuna trip to Puerta Vallarta
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Odyssey Braid, Fishing Evike

Todd Dobberowsky

  • Pro Staff Since: 2017
  • Hometown: Michigan
  • Likes to Fish: Mostly sturgeon, but I'll fish for anything.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Marlin
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Sci-Lure, LipStick

Ryan Deen

  • Pro Staff Since: 2020
  • Hometown: Milton, FL
  • Likes to Fish: Snook and all inshore fishing
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Australia
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow

Blake Rogers

  • Pro Staff Since: 2022
  • Hometown: Port Aransas, TX
  • Likes to Fish: Blue Marlin, Swordfish
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Chasing Blue Marlin in the Azores
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Check N' Bottom Outfitters, Tight Line Braid, Port Mansfield Lodge & Outfitters

Tyler Cole

  • Pro Staff Since: 2020
  • Hometown: Earlville, Iowa
  • Likes to Fish: I kayak fish for bass semi professionally
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Brazil for peacock bass
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Hawkeye Custom Rods, Old Town Canoes & Kayaks, Mossy Oak, Everhart's Outdoors, Bass-ett Baits

Quinton Robbins

  • Pro Staff Since: 2021
  • Hometown: Jonesboro, AR
  • Likes to Fish: Trophy Catfish
  • Dream Fishing Trip: My dream fishing trip would involve my dog Linkin soaking in the fresh air and warm sun as a good friend and I find dozens of hard hitting deep diving Mississippi River blue cats. Catching a new world record would be a nice bonus.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Battery Outfitters, Fitec Cast Nets

Quentin Turko

  • Pro Staff Since: 2021
  • Hometown: Kitty Hawk, NC
  • Likes to Fish: Redfish, Speckled Trout, Cobia, Mahi, Yellowfin, Bluefin
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Kayak Fishing for Sailfish
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Salty Crew, Electric Sunglasses, Hobie Fishing

Daniel Krenz

  • Pro Staff Since: 2018
  • Hometown: I split my time between Vancouver Island and Chilliwack, B.C.
  • Likes to Fish: I Steelhead, Salmon, Trout
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Large tarpon on the fly or Golden Dorados.
  • Sponsors: No longer holding sponsors. I work full time in fish culture and didn't want fishing time to go from a favourite hobby to work.

Angelia Swanson

  • Pro Staff Since: 2021
  • Hometown: Islamorada, FL
  • Likes to Fish: I am primarily an offshore angler fishing for Sportfish of any kind!
  • Dream Fishing Trip: My dream fishing trip is hard to choose due to so many on my list! Australia, Hawaii, Costa Rica
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Coastal Angler Florida Keys, Fishing In Florida Radio Show, Starbrite, AtlasTrax, Mermaid Vodka, FishAnglerApp.com

Garrett Tracanna

  • Pro Staff Since: 2016
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Likes to Fish: I fish everything that swims! I particularly enjoy freshwater bass, saltwater bass, yellowtail and tuna. I also fly fish both fresh and salt.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Fly Fishing Seychelles, Guadalupe Island Offshore Fishing, Lake Baccarat Mexico for Bass
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Xtratuf, Simms, Cool Baits, Farbank, Optimum Baits
Big Dan's Fishing Charters

Big Dan's Fishing Charters

  • Pro Staff Since: 2022
  • Hometown: Soldotna, AK
  • Likes to Fish: Halibut, Salmon, Rockfish, Yelloweye, Lingcod, Pacific Cod
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Belize
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Yamaha, Garmin, Avet, Kodiak Customs, Hardwire Tackle, River & Sea Marine
Jeff Little

Jeff Little

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: New Windsor, MD
  • Likes to Fish: River Smallmouth, Tidal Largemouth, Atlantic Striped Bass and other freshwater and saltwater species.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Smallmouth Bass on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. I travel extensively for my job in the marine industry. I’ve caught big largemouth in Lake Cuchillo in Mexico, big smallmouth in Ontario, Red Snapper and Tarpon in the Gulf of Mexico, Walleye and Steelhead in Lake Erie, Redfish in the Mississippi Delta, Lingcod and Calico bass in the Pacific and so many other species and fisheries across North America. But my dream trip is my home water of a section of the Susquehanna where seven mountains are crossed by the mile wide river, north of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Why is it my dream trip? I literally dream about it every night.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Torqeedo Electric Outboards, YakAttack, NRS, Do-It Molds, Z-Man

Caroline Lewis

  • Pro Staff Since: 2021
  • Hometown: Brunswick, GA
  • Likes to Fish: Offshore during the spring and summer months targeting Cobia, Red Snapper, and Sharks while transitioning to inshore during the fall and winter for Bull Redfish, Trout and Sheepshead.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: I'd love to fish Costa Rica, but am also eager to fish south Florida in hopes of catching my first Peacock Bass.
  • Sponsors: The Kids Can Fish Foundation, Team Rainshadow, Bandit Custom Rods, Promar and Ahi USA, and Fishbites

Logan Wolfe

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: I was born in Michigan but currently live in Kodiak, AK.
  • Likes to Fish: I fly fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. I ocean fish for salmon, halibut, yelloweye and lingcod. I prefer dropping deep for lingcod and yelloweye.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: My dream fishing trip would be GT in the Saychelles
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow and Edge Eyeware

Kyle Kautzman

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Sequim, WA
  • Likes to Fish: Kayak angling, primarily trolling salt and lakes, as well as taking our 20’ out for salmon and halibut.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: A Kayak fishing tour of The Gulf, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Meyer Electric

Greg Hamilton

  • Pro Staff Since: 2022
  • Hometown: Sequim, WA
  • Likes to Fish: Anything Fishy
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Tarpon on a fly.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow
Nicky Vu

Nicky Vu

  • Pro Staff Since: 2017
  • Hometown: San Diego, CA
  • Likes to Fish: Anything!!! Love big predators that hit lures with FEROCITY!
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Giant Trevally Ledge fishing in Australia!
  • Sponsors: Freelance and more fishing for fun, but help out the great folks at Batson Enterprises (Team Rainshadow), Salty Crew, Odyssey Braid, and Sudden Impact Bait Co.!
Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell

  • Pro Staff Since: Forever..
  • Hometown: Mandeville, LA
  • Likes to Fish: Tournament Redfish, Offshore Pelagics, Fly-fish for everything.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Black Marlin off the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Maui Jim, Lithium Pros, Power Pole, Daiwa, Mercury Marine, OluKai, Berkley, Eye Strike Fishing, Marker 54 Lures, Tight Line Braid, Cajun Outboards, Sitka.
Jason Saberon

Jason Saberon

  • Pro Staff Since: 2015
  • Hometown: SoCal
  • Likes to Fish: Largemouth Bass, Swordfish, and Crappie
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Texas Largemouth Bass
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Yamamoto Baits, Bill Lewis Lure Co.
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Michael Kelley

  • Pro Staff Since: 2018
  • Hometown: Sunny Florida
  • Likes to Fish: ...FISH!!! Mahi is what we enjoy catching most.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Anywhere my bride is, Alaska and Hawaii.
  • Sponsors: God, Team Rainshadow, and my wife!
Jack Viola

Jack Viola

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
  • Likes to Fish: Backwater and Pelagics.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Cedros Island for Yellowtail.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow
Eric Lowney

Eric Lowney

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Tampa, FL
  • Likes to Fish: Kingfish, Snapper, and Grouper.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Targeting Yellowfin in the Bahamas.
  • Sponsors: FishStalkerz Baithouse, Atlantic Roofing, Tint By Masters Gulf Coast, Southshore Roofing & Exteriors, and Team Rainshadow.
Alex Sammons

Alex Sammons

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Irvine, CA
  • Likes to Fish: Ulua, other Hawaiian species, and Southern California game species.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Anytime I'm fishing with family & friends.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow
  • Builder Profile: I'm also a professional rod builder. Check out my profile here.
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Bryan Schaefer

  • Pro Staff Since: 2017
  • Hometown: Grew up in New York, currently living in Southern California.
  • Likes to Fish: Mainly freshwater, but I will get salty here and there.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Peacock Bass in the Amazon.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Amphibia Eyewear, Game On! Lures, Baker Lures, Reel Happy Co., Lunker City Fishing.
Edward Adams

Eddie Adams

  • Pro Staff Since: 2022
  • Hometown: Metairie, LA
  • Likes to Fish: Sight fishing Redfish. I like catching just about any fish.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Alaska
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Lithium Pro Batteries, Majek Boats, Yamaha Outboards
Richard Penny

Richard Penny

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Deer Park, TX
  • Likes to Fish: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Redfish, Tuna
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Peacock Bass in Mexico.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Jackson Kayak, Bending Branches Paddles, Astral Designs, Yak Attack, Eddyline Kayak
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Jake Penny

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Likes to Fish: Any freshwater Bass species, Redfish
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Gloucester or the Outer Banks for Bluefin.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Jackson Kayak, Daiwa Reels, Picasso Lures, Bending Branches Paddles, Astral Footwear & PFDs, Newport Vessels, Yak Attack, Orion Coolers
Dustin Sousley

Dusty Keoni Sousley

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Fox Island, WA
  • Likes to Fish: I enjoy fishing for a variety of species, finding thrill in diverse catches. However, my true passion lies in specializing in big game fishing, where the challenge of pursuing and landing larger, powerful fish exhilarates me the most.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Anywhere off the beaten path fishing topwater.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Vallon
Jameson Redding

Jameson Redding

  • Pro Staff Since: 2016
  • Hometown: Ronda, NC
  • Likes to Fish: Smallmouth Bass and Redfish are my two favorite fish to chase, but really the adventure of chasing new fish in new waters.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: I would love to travel to the jungles of South America and chase Golden Dorado in small rivers.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, XtraTuf, Wiley X, Four Wheel Campers, Yakattack, Bending Branches, NRS, Seaguar, Z-Man, Torqeedo, Decked
Cody Dunn

Cody Dunn

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: LaMarque, TX
  • Likes to Fish: I fish for most anything, offshore fishing is my favorite.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: My dream trip would be Costa Rica for a week.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Cabela's, Acme Tackle Company, Danco Pliers, Underwater Green Fishing Lights, Revo Sunglasses, Saltwater Soul Apparel, Avid Angler Jewelry, Captain Roy’s Marine Training, Turtle Box, Texas All Water Fishing, Cody Dunn Outdoor Adventures (501C3 non profit)
Darell Johnson

Darell Johnson

  • Pro Staff Since: 2010
  • Hometown: Westport, WA
  • Likes to Fish: Everything!!
  • Dream Fishing Trip: I would love to go wade flats for Giant Trevally on the fly. I also want to hand feed giant Bluefin Tuna, I don't need to catch one, just want to swim with and hand feed them.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Raymarine, Burnewiin Corp, Accurate Reels, Suzuki USA
Stefan Turko

Stefan Turko

  • Pro Staff Since: 2023
  • Hometown: Kitty Hawk, NC
  • Likes to Fish: Speckled Trout, Redfish, Cobia, Tarpon, Snook.
  • Dream Fishing Trip: Going to Panama and fishing for Yellowfin Tuna on spinning gear with topwater poppers.
  • Sponsors: Team Rainshadow, Salty Crew, Bajio Sunglasses, Xcel Wetsuits, FCS, Secret Spot.