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 I tested the 1 ounce Elite Tungsten Weights and was very amazed at how well it performed.  After several fish catches, while punching through matted grass, the paint on the weight was not chipped.  The smoothness of the weight greatly helped the bait slide through the grass with a quiet presentation.  I was very satisfied with Elite Tungsten Weights and will be using them from now on.

Randy Deaver Caddo Pro Bass Guide Service

Elite Tungsten H.S. - College Staff

Michael Smith (College Pro Staff)
Laurel Hill, FL

Elite Tungsten H.S. - College StaffMichael Smith, at 20 years old, has amassed winnings totaling $72,000 as well as thirty-two tournament wins in a short fishing career. Currently fishing the Bassmaster Weekend Series, Bassmaster Federation Nation, Media Bass, Hub City Bassmasters tournament trails. 2012 plans are to fish several Bassmaster Opens and FLW Everstart tournaments in 2012.

Won Angler of the Year for three straight years in Hub City Bassmasters. In 2011 won angler of the year in the Seminole Media Bass trail. Made the Florida Federation Nation State team three straight years starting when he was 18 years old. Been named Co-Angler of the year the past two years for the state of Florida. Won the State Championship as a co-angler when he was 18. In 2011 was
the overall winner for the state of Florida at regionals in Kentucky. Won the non-boater Bassmaster Weekend Series National Championship and finished 10th in the Bassmaster Federation National Championship in November 2011. Along with these tournament trails, he enjoys spending time promoting bass fishing throughout his community. Michael mentors and helps teach the fundamentals of fishing in Casting Kids and Kid’s Fishing Derby events every year at local Bass Pro Shops. Has also been actively supporting the Wounded Warriors program by raising money in
his area through my bass club. BassTimes magazine has included photographs and articles discussing tournaments that he has won or done well in. World Fishing Network has interviewed him several times discussing tournaments he has won fishing the Bassmaster Weekend Series. Been featured in Florida Insider Fishing show where they discussed how he was an up and coming fisherman in the sport, and how he was “dominating the tournament scene in Northwest Florida.”

Currently, Michael a junior at the University of West Florida pursuing an engineering degree. He's won numerous speaking contests in high school and have given seminars his local fishing clubs. "Personally, I know I already have the heart, desire, and passion to get myself to the next level and be competitive. Given the opportunity I am certain I can prove it! I have a strong Christian faith, and I rely on Christ for support and guidance during everything I do. I am an active member in my church, and have a positive Christian reputation with everyone that knows me."

Besides representing Elite Tungsten Co. Michael represents these industry leading companies: Lew’s Reels, Dobyns Rods, Burton Baits and Owner Hooks

JP Kimbrough (High School /Staff Manager)
Bossier City, LA

Elite Tungsten H.S. - College StaffJP Kimbrough is a talented high school angler specializing in reactionary type baits. JP fishes FLW High school series, TBF/FLW Jr., the BASS weekend series as a co-angler, and a few local circuits. He is most proud of his ability to adapt to the conditions and his versatility. “JP can adapt to any situation on any lake, any day, and any time of the year. He is probably one of the best power fisherman and finesse fisherman I know, he can do it both which will really help him further down the road” said Scott Davis, winner of the 2011 Berkley Big Bass tournament on Lake Fork in Texas.

A well-known high school angler, JP can be found on the lake or somewhere around fishing. “I love fishing and the ability to utilize my strengths as an angler, while winning scholarships for college, is couldn’t be better”. JP fishes along side fellow Elite Tungsten pro staffer, Jared Rascoe, and has done very well in many tournaments with Jared as his partner. “Jared is my best my friend and the best partner I’ve ever fished with, he just gets me and I get him. We never argue and we always are opened to one another’s ideas.”

With several State championship titles and countless wins in the 18 Under Junior Bass Club and local circuit levels, look for JP to be a contender as he moves up through the high school, local, and national ranks.

Srengths: Throwing a Crankbait around cover, frogging heavy cover, fishing plastics, and drop shotting suspended bass.

Weakness: Fishing for smallmouth. “I just can’t figure those brown fish out! They’re always moving and changing and I just can’t catch up!”

Favorite Fishery: Toledo Bend “It has the best of everything, shallow water, deep water, grass, wood, or rock. You can find anything and everything on Toledo.”

Hometown: Bossier City, Louisiana

Home lake: Red River, Bossier City, Louisiana.

Zeke Gossett (High School)
Cropwell,AL

Elite Tungsten H.S. - College Staff2008-B.A.S.S. Alabama Jr. Bassmaster Champion (11-14 yr olds) Placed second overall including 15-18 year old competitors.

2009-B .A.S.S. Southern Divisional Runner –Up (11-14 yr olds) Placed third overall including 15-18 year old competitors.

2009-Member of the B .A.S.S. Southern Divisional Championship Team

2009-Alabama FLW Jr. Champion – (Overall winner of 11-14 yr olds and 15-18 yr olds)

2009-Qualifier for the National Guard Jr. World Championships, Pittsburgh, PA, July 2009

2009-Third Place-B.A.S.S. Alabama Jr. Bassmaster Championship (11-14 yr olds)

2010-Third Place -Alabama FLW Jr. Championship (11-14 yr olds)

2010-Inaugural Alabama Sports Festival Champion-Individual and Team Gold Medal Winner

2010-Chosen Alabama Sports Festival “Athlete of the Year”

2011-Alabama High School Bass Fishing Association-5th Place Neely Henry (Field of 78)

2011-Alabama High School Bass Fishing Association-9th Place Logan Martin Lake (Field of 93)

2011-Alabama Sports Festival Champion-Individual and Team Gold Medal Winner

2011-B.A.S.S. Alabama Jr. Bassmaster Champion (11-14 yr olds) Placed first overall including 15-18 year old competitors.

2003, 2005, 2009, 2010,2011-Blue Eye Bassmaster’s Jr. Angler of the Year

Currently on Vicious Fishing, Strike King Jr. Pro Staffs, ELITE TUNGSTEN COMPANY

Jared Rascoe (High School)
Stonewall, LA

Elite Tungsten H.S. - College StaffJared is a young, talented angler that has been fishing ever since he could walk. "Just recently, I began fishing high school tournaments through TBF and my partner and I (JP Kimbrough) placed 11th out of 105 teams in the High School Fishing World Finals on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas. I have had numerous top 10 finishes with my local youth fishing club."

Relatively new to the serious tournament fishing “world” I am looking to acquire new knowledge through my competitors as well as experience in the tournament world.

Look for me anywhere in bass fishing world as I rise is ranks and work my way up to bigger and better things.

Strengths: Punching matted vegetation with Elite's tungsten weights /Crank Baits/Frogs

Weakness: Suspending Jerkbaits “I just don’t have the patience to fish that slow”

Favorite Fishery: Toledo Bend Louisiana “Many different types of patterns to fish”

Hometown: Stonewall, Louisiana

Home lake: Caddo Lake in Louisiana/Texas

Years Tournament Fishing: Started when I was 13 and I'm now 16 (3 years)

Sponsors: Stanley Jigs (field staff) Elite Tungsten Company

Cody Moreno (High School)
Shepherd, Tx

Elite Tungsten H.S. - College StaffCody Moreno is 18 years old and attends Shepherd High School in Shepherd, Texas. He has been an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. Cody started competitively fishing youth tournaments at the age of 15. He started out fishing great tournament trails such as Ignition Bass YFL, Texas Association of Bass Clubs Youth division, Jr. Bass Masters and the TBF High School World Finals. He has quite a wall of trophies and plaques. Cody now fishes Ignition Bass teamed with his dad, Bass Weekenders, and some BFL tournaments. His fishing schedule puts him at a tournament at least 3-4 weekends a month during the tournament season. Cody looks forward to attending college and fishing at the collegiate level.

Strengths: Flipping Elites tungsten weights and topwater Spooks

Weakness: Fishing ledges along river system lakes

Hometown Lake: Lake Livingston

Favorite fishery: Lake Sam Rayburn

Sponsors: American Rodsmith Rods, Bass Kandi baits, Elite Tungsten

Favorite Saying: “It’ll all buff out.”

Colby Pearson
Central Point, Oregon

Colby is an 18 year old Oregon native who has been bass fishing since 1996. At age 11 he started fishing club tournament’s and never looked back. Tournament fishing quickly became a way of life and he now fishes in competition as often as possible. In 2011 he ventured to fish larger tournaments, placing 2nd in his first regional team tournament he won enough money to help fund other big events. Over the years he has learned all that he can in local tournaments and applies his fishing knowledge not only in the TBF/FLW High School Fishing Tournaments but in larger regional events as well.

His team won the 2011 TBF Oregon High School Fishing state championship on the Columbia River in April of 2010. They later won the FLW Western Regional Championship on Saguaro Lake in Arizona in the fall of 2011. They are now going to the High School Fishing National Championship consisting of the top 5 high school teams in the nation this April.

Colby’s plans for the future include competing in the FLW College fishing tournaments as well as the FLW Everstart series. Eventually he hopes to fish against the top touring pros in the world. He is very versatile and has the ability to figure out the fish resulting in successful days on the water. He excels in tough conditions and feels at home in nearly any situation. Living on the west coast has pitted him against an endless set of scenario’s to learn under. He embraces the challenge that the pressured waters of the west have to offer and enjoys fishing renowned lakes like Northern California’s Clearlake & Lake Shasta. His free time is dedicated to learning the movements and habits of big bass to form a greater understanding ultimately preparing him for any situation that he may come across.

Favorite baits: Jig’s & Swim baits

Colby’s Sponsors: Elite Tungsten, Powell Rods, Hiroshima Customs, Bassaholics, California Reservoir Lures, Urban Bass Man, J&J Tackle and www.baitdomain.com.

We have many more high school and college kids using our tungsten weights. These young guys are the future of this sport and we are proud to have them all on our team!

We are proud to be a sponsor of the Clemson University Bass Fishing Team!

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