NINES Optics

NINES® pioneered and perfected NIRTECH® + Blue light Heat Shield lens technology for superior optics. This new generation in polarized sunglasses controls the light spectrum, absorbs harmful Near Infrared Radiation (NIR) and blocks harmful blue light to give you the sharpest and most enhanced view. Built with the strongest materials, NINES are the sunglasses that Chad Hoover and top fishing pros rely on when they’re on the water, using every advantage to put fish on the line. See more, catch more with NINES. [Learn More & Shop] (Buy at FishUSA]


 

Bryce Gibbs

Bio — Bryce Gibbs is an Arizona native. He grew up in Phoenix, spending his childhood doing many outdoor activities. His dad got him into fishing as a toddler. At the age of 16, he purchased his first bass boat. Shortly after buying his boat, he entered his first fishing tournament where he finished in 1st place. In 2016, Bryce was introduced to kayak fishing tournaments. In his first season he won Angler of the Year and finished first in the TBA Motorless Championship. In 2017, Bryce’s fishing career advanced as he got more involved with KBF Tournaments. After winning every KBF month-long challenge in 2017 for Arizona, he was invited to the Top 100 Challenge at Toledo Bend, LA where he finished 16th. 2018 has taken Bryce all over the U.S. where he has finished in the Top 10 in 2 KBF Opens and 1 KBF Trail. Bryce hopes to grow and excel in his fishing career and strives to one day hold the KBF National Championship Title.

Sponsors

  • Hobie Fishing
  • Duckett Fishing
  • Wicked Weights

Career Highlights

  • 24 Overall kayak fishing victories
  • 2016 TBA Motorless Angler of the Year
  • 2016 TBA Motorless Championship – 1st place
  • 2017 LowerGear Kayak Fishing Open Angler of the Year
  • 2017 AKA Angler of the Year
  • 2-Time KBF National Championship Qualifier

Watercraft & Gear

  • Hobie Pro Angler 14
  • Humminbird HELIX 7
  • EGO Kryptek S1 Genesis Net
  • Hobie Inflatable PFD
  • Duckett Rods
  • Shimano Reels
  • Hobie H-Crate
  • Engel 19 Qt. Cooler
  • Oznium Lighting

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Abel Patino

Bio — Coming soon

Sponsors

  • Coming soon

Career Highlights

  • Coming soon

Watercraft & Gear

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Jacob Traba

Bio — Southern California native. Started bass fishing around 8 years old. Joined the military when I was 22 years old, which has lead me to fishing Florida, North Carolina, Hawaii and currently Northern California. Traveling so much helped me become more well rounded as an angler and gave me confidence going into tournament fishing in 2018. I fished the FLW Costa Western series as a coangler, as well as multiple kayak tournaments. My goal was to fish as many tournaments as I could manage with my work schedule. In FLW Costa Western Series, I finished as coangler of the year, 7th place in Lake Havasu, 1st place in California Delta, and 1st place in the national championship in Lake Guntersville, AL.

Sponsors

  • Wicked Weights Quality Tungsten
  • Lowrance

Career Highlights

  • 2nd place in 2018 Yak a bass lake Berryessa event.
  • 1st place in 2018 Motherlode Kayak Angler of the year Championship.
  • 1st place in August 2018 KBF monthly challenge
  • 1st place in 2018 KBF California Open

Watercraft & Gear

  • Hobie Pro Angler 12
  • Lowrance electronics

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Gino Quizon

Bio — Gino Quizon is a Florida native. He grew up in born in Panama City but raised in Pensacola. Spending his childhood fishing from the beach of with his father and friends, it was always part of his life since he was a kid. He first bought his kayak when he was 16 years old and never looked back since. Gino was introduced into kayak tournaments in 2018 where he fell in love with the competition against other kayak anglers. After winning two KBF trail events one at Lower Otay Lakes in San Diego, and the other at the California Delta, he has qualified for the 2019 KBF National Championship. Gino hopes to continue his kayak fishing career and become one of the best kayak anglers in the world.

Sponsors

  • Hobie Fishing
  • Cal Coast Fishing
  • Hooked Up Baits
  • Dobyns Rods
  • Picasso Lures
  • Gambler
  • Fast Lane Kayak and Sails
  • Skirmish Baits

Career Highlights

  • 2-Time KBF Trail 1st place finishes 2018
  • 6th place at KBF Open Clear Lake 2018
  • 3rd in KBF CA AOY 2018

Watercraft & Gear

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Matthew Bray

Bio — Grew up in Crescent City, Ca where his father got him into bass fishing when he was 10 years old. After experimenting with college and finding out he was about as sharp as a marble, he joined the military and got back into bass fishing in 2015 when he bought his first kayak. He was introduced to kayak bass fishing in 2016. His only fans are his wife and 3 kids. He’s often seen on the water picking out backlashes and pulling lures out of trees. He hopes to find some really dumb bass in Louisiana because he can’t catch the smart ones.

Sponsors

  • Skirmish Baits
  • NuCanoe
  • Gambler Lures
  • TRC covers
  • Heybo

Career Highlights

  • Lake Havasu Trail event champion
  • 2nd place KBF Open Clear Lake
  • Once skunked twelve consecutive fishing trips in a row

Watercraft & Gear

  • NuCanoe Pursuit
  • NINES Berryessa sunglasses
  • Lowrance Elite-7 TI
  • NuCanoe Slide Drawer
  • NuCanoe Elite Kit
  • NuCanoe Foot Pegs
  • NuCanoe BlackPak by YakAttack
  • Werner paddle
  • Brush Gripper tie-down
  • RAM® Transducer Mount for Lowrance TotalScan
  • Hard baits: Skirmish Baits
  • Plastics: Gambler Lures
  • Nunanoe-logo Hawg Trough
  • YakAttack Boomstick camera mount
  • Stearns PFD
  • Heybo apparel

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