Buddy burst on the scene with a Championship win on Pickwick Lake in his first season. He continues to make waves on the tournament circuit, and we couldn’t be prouder of what he’s accomplished in such a short time.
Strader has fished with the FLW Tour since 1997 and his remarkable consistency has been enough to push him past the $1 Million mark in career earnings. Strader’s first Tour victory came back in 2002 at Lake Ouachita. When not fishing, Strader likes making his own crankbaits and duck-hunting.
One of the youngest anglers on the Tour, Neal has been fishing events with FLW since 2008, when he began his career as a co-angler on the Tour and a boater in the other circuits. 2012 marked his first year to switch to the front of the boat in Tour level competition. A resident of Tennessee, Neal loves to fish the surrounding lakes managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
One of the FLW’s most successful anglers, Morgan has displayed an unwavering amount of determination and consistency throughout his years on the Tour. Evidence of this has manifested itself in an unmatched amount of top-10 Angler of the Year finishes (8) and in 2013, Morgan finally won the coveted Angler of the Year title.
Morgan’s first Tour victory came in 2007 at Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark., and his largest day’s catch came at Lake Okeechobee in 2011. Morgan used to work in the electrical supply industry and quotes his father as his angling hero.
When not fishing, Morgan likes to spend time with his wife and his daughter.