Meet the Writers

  • Russ "Bassdozer" Comeau, Editor
    Russ “Bassdozer” Comeau, Editor
    Russ Bassdozer’s stories are dedicated to improving the knowledge, enjoyment and success of all anglers worldwide. Russ operates www.BassdozerStore.com, an online store for lures for advanced anglers. Bassdozer’s storied career encompasses Communications Director for the Professional Anglers Association (PAA), managing editor in chief of BassWestUSA magazine, a weekly columnist for...
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  • Don Wirth
    Don Wirth
    Don Wirth of Nashville, Tennessee is one of the most prolific, well-respected, and legendary bass fishing writers in the world today. Wirth has covered the freshwater fishing scene for over 40 years in publications including Bassmaster, B.A.S.S. Times, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, In-Fisherman and North American Fisherman....
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  • Dr. Rogelio Villarreal
    Dr. Rogelio Villarreal
    “El Doc” began largemouth bass fishing almost 50 years ago in his natal Mexico. His passion has led him to aspire to the ultimate challenge in the largemouth bass fishing world: the search for trophy bass across Mexico. He writes about many of his trophy fishing aventuras in national and...
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  • Mark Menendez, Bassmaster Elite and PAA Pro
    Mark Menendez
    Bassmaster Elite pro Menendez writes about advanced topics that he’s faced, figured out and succeeded at on the top pro tournament trails. His stories convey invaluable know-how that’s helpful to expert bass anglers, and he provides a fast-track to hard-to-get info for intermediate level anglers too. The jerkbait is his favorite...
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  • Tyler Brinks
    Tyler Brinks
    Originally from the West Coast where he grew up bass fishing, Tyler’s passion for the sport continues to grow year after year. He has also lived in sunny Florida where he was fortunate to call Lake Okeechobee his home lake, and he’s fished his way across the USA. As an...
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  • Mike DelVisco
    Mike DelVisco
    Texas Roadhouse pro Mike DelVisco is a full-time time professional angler. He started his competitive career on the Bassmaster Invitational Tour 30 years ago, and he’s a Grand Slam 2007, 2008 and 2009 Bassmaster National Championship qualifier. In addition to competing, Mike conducts seminars around the country at many popular sport...
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  • John Neporadny featured
    John Neporadny
    John Neporadny is a full-time freelance writer specializing in freshwater fishing. His stories have been published in Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, BASSMASTER, B.A.S.S. Times, North American Fisherman, In-Fisherman and Cabela’s Outfitter Journal. He is also the author of THE Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Guide. Neporadny is a Senior Writer...
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  • Jeff Samsel, FINS'nTALES writer
    Jeff Samsel
    Jeff Samsel fishes for and writes about everything that swims. This Clarkesville, Georgia resident has been a fan of professional bass fishing since the 1970s. A full-time free-lance writer, photographer and editor, Samsel’s debut in the outdoor media industry was as an editor for Game & Fish publications in 1990. Since...
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  • Jeff "Gussy" Gustafson
    Jeff “Gussy” Gustafson
    Jeff Gustafson is from Kenora, Ontario and grew up on the shores of famous Lake of the Woods. Known as “Gussy” to his friends, he spends much of his time outdoors as an all-season fishing and hunting guide. He also competes on the pro side of the Wal-Mart FLW Tour...
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  • Matt Paino
    Matt Paino
    Matt Paino of Temucula, California is FINS’nTALES Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) expert. Matt speaks fluent Japanese and is one of the world’s foremost experts in JDM and how it relates to the USA. As CEO of Optimum Baits, Matt is the North American importer of many of the leading JDM...
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  • Roberto Martinez
    Roberto Martinez
    Roberto Martinez of Valencia, Spain is FINSnTALES European correspondent. An extremely skilled angler in fresh and saltwater, largemouth bass is his #1 favorite species. He thinks deep, fishes hard, and succeeds at catching big fish. Anglers in the USA, Europe and worldwide enjoy his fresh perspective and the animated passion he...
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  • Patrick Sebile featured
    Patrick Sebile
    International fishing superstar and legendary lure designer Patrick Sebile from France resides in Florida and contributes an occasional story to FINSnTALES. He is the best angler in the world today and ever in history. He’s fished across the globe in over 64 countries for everything that swims in fresh or saltwater, landing over...
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