Instructors are selected from a national pool of crappie experts and assigned to locations where familiar with the waters. Among them are professional anglers, guides and fishing television/radio show personalities. Generally, the instruction lineup changes every year per location.
Living and guiding on Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks for crappie, Terry enjoys tournaments and also pursuing the species just for good ol’ fishing fun. He is considered one of the nation’s best at the crappie technique called “dock shooting.” His fishing skills and use of Humminbird’s Helix and 360 units have been featured in newspaper articles, in national magazines and on television. He’s been on the Humminbird prostaff for many years and can be seen in a variety of their promotional efforts, ranging from YouTube to television commercials.
Zeke also works for The Bass Tank, and likewise has been passionate about fishing since his youth. Over the past 10 years, he’s developed a particular interest in fishing for crappie. As a result, his time on the water with Garmin products, including LiveScope, now surpasses more than a 1,000 hours on the water with Garmin units. Zeke enjoys spending time in his own pursuit of the species, as well as showing others how to find and catch crappie with the latest electronics technology.
Oklahoma’s Joey Johnson prefers open water and timber for his crappie fishing, making sonar use especially critical for his success. He’s been using and promoting Garmin LiveScope since 2018, with the technology contributing to his many accomplishments over the past couple of years in crappie competitions, including seven Top 10 finishes along the Crappie Masters and American Crappie Trails, being Crappie Master’s 2019 Rookie Angler team of the year and among their Top 5 teams in 2020. He’s also a Crappie University alum.
If you’ve fished Oklahoma waters, you’ve likely met Jason Gilstrap. He’s the owner of Get A Limit Outdoors, as seen on CarbonTV and YouTube, and is a longtime valued contributor to Lowrance’s promotional and electronics’ educational efforts. Not only is he an avid angler, he’s also active in giving back to the sport. One way is through his annual involvement with the Oklahoma Burn Camp for kids, in which he helps organize their fishing tournament and gets other boaters to participate in the event. He has countless hours on the water with Lowrance electronics, from early models to the latest.
Lowrance product expert Jacob Scott likes to push buttons, literally. He’s a master at setting up quick access programming keys on Lowrance’s HDS Live, finding and updating electronics software, managing waypoints, routes and trails … and everything else that has to do with sonar and GPS integration, from installation to operation. You’ll see he’s the common face on Lowrance’s YouTube instructional videos, as well as the guy-in-the-know often featured in magazine articles and Internet sonar discussions across the country. Residing near Skiatook Lake, don’t be surprised to find him doing some on-the-water “testing” there.