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Hunter McKamey and Zack Edmunds!


A successful third qualifying tournament secured Hunter and Zack's spot on the University of Central Florida's "Reel Knights" 2013 bass fishing team. Go Knights!  




After placing 2nd in both of the first qualifying rounds all they needed was a strong finish in the third event to lock them in, which is exactly what they did on the Butler Chain of Lakes, Windermere Florida.





American Tackle had all the faith in the world in the angling skills of Zack and Hunter, AT's own "Bass Expert". Both had been honing their skills with time on the water as well as researching and perfecting the techniques and hardware of the craft. Their dedication and attention to detail allowed them to move up the field, landing a chance to compete against a fraternity of competitive anglers all reaching for the pinnacle of the collegiate angling level.   




Looking ahead, they will have the opportunity to fish the FLW's college series beginning in Mid-January, 2013. They will split participation with other teams representing the "Reel Knights" to compete in the country's largest tournament circuit for collegiate anglers.   Hunter and Zack will have the chance to compete against more than 550 clubs nationwide fishing for lucrative awards and a chance to go up against the world's top anglers in the "Forrest Wood Cup" event.



Good Luck Hunter and Zack. 

American Tackle is behind you all the way!


Angler Profile
Zack Edmunds and Hunter McKamey

1. Where were you born and raised?


Hunter: I was born and raised in Shelbyville, TN.  I moved to Orlando a few years ago.


Zack:  I was born in Kissimme, Fl then moved to Washington for 7yrs and moved back to Oviedo, Fl 4 1/2 yrs ago. 


2. How did you get started in bass fishing?


Hunter: When I was younger, my father would literally carry me fishing with him. I grew to naturally love bass fishing.


Zack: Mostly Shiner fishing with my dad when I was younger.  I grew up mainly fishing Charlotte harbor for redfish and trout.


3. Who were some of your earliest fishing heroes?


Hunter:  My earliest fishing heroes are Roland Martin and Bill Dance. I always loved to watch their TV shows and see the huge bass they would catch.  


Zack: Definitely Jimmy Houston and Bill Dance.  I always wished I could fish with them.


4. What's the biggest bass you've ever caught?



Hunter:  Unfortunately, the biggest bass I've ever caught was not weighed. It was estimated right at 10 lbs though.


Zack:  I caught an 8 1/2 pounder while fishing live shriners with my dad on Lake Kissimme.


5. What do you love most about bass fishing?



Hunter:  Every time you go bass fishing, or any fishing for that matter, you are faced with the challenge of catching fish. Sometimes it is easier than other times. But the challenge is what I love the most. 


Zack:  I've learned how much of a learning process it has been coming from mainly fishing saltwater.


6. Where is your favorite place to fish for bass and why?


Hunter:  My favorite place to bass fish is on the Duck River in middle Tennessee. I grew up fishing this river and I will always enjoy going back there.   


Zack:  My family has a couple of camps in northern Maine on East Grand Lake.  the water is crystal clear and full of bass.


7. Do you have any fishing superstitions?


Hunter:  No bananas on the boat.


Zack:  No bananas on the boat.


8. What goals have you yet to accomplish in your bass fishing career?


Hunter:  My bass fishing career has just begun so there are many goals I have left to achieve. Just to name a few: win the Collegiate National Championship, compete on the FLW/BASS circuit, fish in the Bassmaster Classic or Forrest Wood Cup.


Zack:  Making the UCF Bass team was my first goal and hopefully not the last I will achieve

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Oviedo, Florida 32765

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