Ketch

Ketch Products is a premium outdoor products manufacturer that specializes in fishing products and accessories. True to our slogan “Uncompromisingly American Made,” we build our line of industry leading bump boards with 100% American parts and labor. We constantly strive to bring the discerning sportsman “all-American” products that far exceed industry offerings. We will never compete solely on price, but rather add value by out working, out building, and out engineering the competition. We do this to create quality American jobs and to give back to both the pastime we love, and the Veterans who gave us the freedom to enjoy it. [Learn More & Shop]


 

Dustin Murguia

Bio — Dustin Murguia, a.k.a. Dusty Yakker – is a devoted middle-school teacher by day and kayak bass angler enthusiast any other time. Traveling and competing throughout the Midwest with his wife and dog, this multi-state champion loves nothing more than to spread the kayak fishing Gospel. Rooted just outside of Chicago, the twenty-five year fishing veteran balances rural sensibility with urban flare while providing informative and entertaining insight via Facebook. “Learn, share and inspire is my general motto…I can only hope it’s working.” Spoken like a true teacher.

Sponsors

  • Ketch Products
  • Hobie
  • DeM Jigs
  • Yak Gear
  • Keitech USA

Career Highlights

  • First Place MKT Gull Lake Marine Event 2017
  • First Place MKT Championship, Paw Paw Lake2017
  • First Place KBL State Champion, Lake Jacksonville 2018
  • Second Place MKT White Lake Event, 2018
  • Second Place KBL Newton Lake Opener 2018
  • Second Place KBL Southern Open 2018
  • 2-time KBF National Championship Qualifier
  • 2018 Top 100 KBF Challenge Qualifier
  • Tourney X : 24 out of 39 Top Ten Finishes
  • Tourney X Awards: Road Warrior, Size Matters and Hawg Hunter badges

Watercraft & Gear

  • Hobie PA 12
  • SeaDek
  • Ram Mounts
  • Garmin Electronics
  • BioEnno 12V 20Ah LFP Battery
  • Railblaza Viz Kit
  • Railblaza Rod Holders
  • Railblaza Rail Mount
  • Anchor Wizard
  • Berley Pro Transducer Shield
  • Hobie H Crate
  • Hobie H Rail Tackle Bin
  • Ketch Bump Board
  • Yak Gear paddle/rod leashes
  • GoPro Hero 7
  • Hobie Thinback PFD
  • Cabela’s Guidewear Gortex Bibs, Jacket and Gloves
  • St Croix rods
  • Shimano reels
  • YETI 20-oz Rambler (HOT COFFEE – maybe the most important of all)

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David Brooke

Bio — Born in New Jersey David began trout fishing with his Grandfather at a very young age. As he grew older he moved to the Southeast where at age 13 he met a Sergeant Major from the Army who began teaching him to bass fish. At 21 David found himself living in IL where he started his tournament career fishing from a small boat. in Spring of 2017 he purchased his first started kayak and entered a 2 week online event for Kayak Bass League. In 4 hours he put up a 3 fish limit for 61″ and went on to win the event, his kayak fishing career had started….. Currently David lives in North Central IL with his wife and 2 of his daughters, he competes in several kayak tournament series around the Midwest.

Sponsors

  • Ketch Products
  • Midland Tool
  • JB’s Fish Sauce
  • Vicious Fishing
  • NuCanoe
  • JayDiz Fishing
  • Kistler Rods
  • Black Bear Tackle
  • Neverlost Gear

Career Highlights

In the last 2 years:

  • 60 Kayak tournaments
  • 30+ Top Ten Finishes
  • 5 Third Place Finishes
  • 2 Second Place Finishes
  • 10 First Place Finishes
  • 2018 & 2019 KBFNC Qualifier

Watercraft & Gear

  • NuCanoe Pursuit
  • KBF Green Ketch board
  • Garmin 93SV unit
  • Custom built dashboard with power switches, voltage and USB
  • Anchor Wizard
  • YakAttack Lever Lock anchor trolley system
  • Full LED lighting from Yak Lights
  • Bending Branches Sunrise Paddle
  • Neverlost Gear Tethers
  • NRS Chinook
  • Cal Coast Battle Box
  • Custom redesigned TorQeedo drive system by Average Dave Outdoors

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Kurt Smits

Bio — Known to his friends as Smitty, Kurt has been happily married for 13 years  The fishing bug bit him hard in 2005 when he began spending time on the Ohio river and surrounding lakes fishing for any predator fish. Being known throughout the Ohio Kayak Fishing community for impressive Ohio river catches, in 2016 he set his sights on largemouth bass and the National Kayak Bass Fishing trail. Qualifying through the Buckeye Kayak Fishing Trail in 2016, he made the cut for the 2017 KBF National Championship. Out of a field of 362 top kayak anglers in the nation, Kurt too, first place and, along with the 2017 KBF National Champion’s trophy, a check for $40,500 plus a lot of confidence.

Sponsors

  • Ketch Products
  • Hobie Fishing
  • YakAttack
  • St. Croix Rods
  • JigMasters
  • Fishing Online
  • Strictly Sail and Kayaks
  • Torqeedo

Career Highlights

  • 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Champion
  • 2017 BKA 1st Place Dale Hollow
  • 2018 KBF Trail East/West Harbor 1st
  • 2018 Cincinnati Kayak fishing 1st
  • TourneyX Stats:
    • 67 total tournaments
    • 5 First Place finishes
    • 4 Second Place finishes
    • 3 Third Place finishes
    • 29 Top Ten finishes

Watercraft & Gear

  • Hobie Pro Angler 14
    From fish finder mounts to rod holders, YakAttack makes some of the best solutions and meets all of Kurt’s rigging needs..

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Jamie Broad

Bio — I have been fishing as long as I can remember. My Great Grandmother would take me every other weekend. We would sit on 5 gallon plastic buckets fishing with cane poles on the banks of East Texas lakes. The love of fishing stuck with me, and is something I am passing down to my kids. I bought my first kayaks 7 years ago. It was just for my son and I to have some fun. It is probably the best purchase I have ever made. That kayak introduced me to a whole new world. In February of 2017 I fished my first kayak bass tournament. Now just 2 years later I hold a couple Anger of the Year awards and have competed in over 80 tournaments. It has been a pretty amazing ride for my family and I. This may have all started out as a hobby it has quickly turned into so much more.

Sponsors

  • Ketch Products
  • TourneyTag
  • McCain Rods
  • Line Cutterz
  • Easy Mount

Career Highlights

  • 85 Total Tournaments
    • 3 First Place Finishes
    • 3 Second Place Finishes
    • 11 Third Place Finishes
    • 36  Top-10 Finishes
  • 2018 ETXKF – East Texas Kayak Fishing AOY
  • 2018 KBF Louisiana State AOY
  • 7th Place finish 2018 KBF Trail Championship

Watercraft & Gear

  • Wilderness Systems Radar 135 with Helix PD & ATAK 120
  • Torqeedo 403
  • Garmin Echomap 73SV
  • Bending Branches Carbon Pro Angler
  • Power-Pole Micro Anchor
  • Mustang Survival MIT
  • Shimano
  • Abu Garcia
  • McCain Rods
  • YakAttack
  • Seagaur
  • Yeti
  • TourneyTag
  • Easy Mount

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Dwain Batey

Bio — Arkansas kayak angler Dwain Batey grew up fishing tournaments from bass boats in Oklahoma, but made the switch to kayak fishing in the fall of 2015 and hasn’t looked back. “I love everything about kayak bass fishing, from the close-knit community to the closeness with nature that comes with the stealth of a kayak.” He is highly addicted to bass fishing and makes his living custom painting fishing lures. Dwain is also a digital artist, writer, and marketing specialist offering his services to sponsors as an added bonus. Dwain got his first kayak too late in 2015 to fish any live events but started out with a few online tournaments through the fall and winter, and then came out swinging in 2016 winning a couple of club level events. Then in 2017, he won two trail events and the AOY of the NSKA club. Dwain is very proud to represent Ketch Products, Hobie Fishing Team, OMTC, and Skirmish Baits in 2019.

Sponsors

  • Ketch Products
  • Hobie Fishing Team
  • OMTC
  • Skirmish Baits

Career Highlights

  • 1st place KBF Trail Series Beaver Lake, AR
  • 1st place KBF Trail Series Bella Vista Lakes, AR
  • 3 time KBF National Championship Qualifier
  • TourneyX Stats:
    • 50 events fished
    • 13 First Place finishes
    • 4 Second Place finishes
    • 3 Third Place finishes
    • 34 Top Ten finishes
  • 2017 NSKA Angler of the Year

Watercraft & Gear

  • 2019 Hobie Pro Angler 12
  • Ketch Board – Midnight Blue 
  • Humminbird Helix 7 SI GPS
  • Hobie Polarized Sunglasses
  • NOCQUA Pro Power Kit 10Ah
  • Stohlquist Fisherman PFD
  • Tourney Tag
  • Ram Mounts
  • Dude Wipes
  • Power Pro
  • Seaguar
  • YETI Rambler

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