Thomas Allen - Bassmaster


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Thomas Allen is the Senior Editor at Bassmaster. Thomas covers the Bassmaster Elite Series and writes about other fishing and outdoor related topics. On this episode of the Bigwater Podcast, Thomas and Ross talk about the fishing print industry, bass and walleye tournament fishing and whether women will ever join the Bassmaster Elite Series.

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Episode 11 · 1 day ago

Tom Vatalaro - Vic's Sports Center

Tom Vatalaro from Vic's Sports Center dropped by to discuss  @Ranger Boats , buying a boat, what options you need, and how he and his brother Vic Vatalaro started the business. Valalaro talks about the biggest boat buying mistakes that consumers make and how to make the best choice in boat options and outboard motors. Vic's Sport Center in Kent, OH sells many brands of boats and equipment including  @Ranger Boats   @Triton Fishing Boats  and Starcraft. Tom tells Ross Robertson about his love from the Ranger FS622 Pro and how this years model is step up. Check out Vic's at and youtube

Episode 10 · 4 days ago

E10 Nathaniel Welch - Pro Photographer

In Episode 10 of the Bigwater Fishing Podcast Ross Robertson welcomes photographer Nathaniel Welch. Welch lists hunting and fishing photography as his favorite and has shot covers for Field & Stream, Outdoor Life and many other outdoor publications and products. He has also photographed pro athletes and public figures like Serena and Venus Williams, James Harrison, Donald Trump, Tom Petty and many others. Welch shares his stories about 3 Donald Trump photoshoots and many of his other subjects . He offers photography tips and tricks on how to shoot better fishing and hunting photos. Check out his work at

Episode 9 · 1 month ago

Scott Stecher - Reef Runner Lures

In Episode 9 of the Bigwater Fishing Podcast Ross Robertson welcomes Scott Stecher of Reef Runner Lures. Scott talks about the early years of Reef Runner and where the company is headed. Reef Runner is known for their cicadas, 800, and the new 44 Mag. There is also a great discussion on the colors and styles that work best for Lake Erie Walleye.

Episode 8 · 1 month ago

Marshal Yanda - 8 Time NFL Pro Bowler

On this episode of the Bigwater Fishing Podcast Ross welcomes Marshal Yanda. Marshal Yanda is a former American football offensive lineman who played 13 years with Baltimore and was an 8-time Pro-Bowler. He played college football at the University of Iowa, and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent his entire 13-year career with the Ravens.

Recently retired, Yanda is an avid fisherman who often takes fishing trips in the offseason. Ross Robertson talks to him about his weight loss, walleye fishing trips, his saltwater fishing trips, and football career with the Iowa Hawkeyes and Baltimore Ravens and his plans for retirement.

Yanda talks about his career highlights, some of his former teammates including how he laid out Ray Lewis in practice, getting tased on a dare as a rookie and Lamar Jackson's future in the NFL.