Meet our team of Professional Baitmate Sponsored Fishermen
Bob Blackerby - Tournament Bass Angler
Hi, I'm Bob Blackerby
I began my love of fishing as a young boy, mostly fishing local lakes and ponds, where I have lived for many years in Chelsea, Alabama. As I got older, I began fishing the Coosa river chain, there I was introduced to tournament fishing. I started fishing every weekday, afternoon or weekend tournaments possible. My passion for bass fishing continued to grow and I began fishing the FLW Outdoors tournament trail. I have fished many BFL, Rayovac , Eastern Series and Tour tournaments over the years, with many top 10's, a few wins, and have even had the opportunity to fish the Forest Wood Cup. Twenty-Five years later, I still find myself fishing just as hard as the day I started, always looking for that next win.
I was privileged to have the opportunity to come onboard with the Baitmate Fish Attractant team in 2015 as my title sponsor and I look forward to working with Wisconsin Pharmacal Company and the other brands including StingEze, Coleman Insect Repellants, Coleman First Aid, and Potable Aqua. I continue to fish as much as possible and I look forward to the Baitmate fish attractants taking me to new levels in my tournament fishing career.
Ron Johnson - Professional Bass Angler
Ron Johnson is a nationally ranked professional angler that has won several awards and national recognition for his achievements in the sport of fishing.
Ron earned “Rookie of the Year” in his first season, and a trip to compete in the TBF Western Divisional Championships. Over the next 3 consecutive years Ron continued to Win Tournaments, and represented Arizona in both the TBF & Bassmaster Western Divisional Championships. Ron competed on the FLW Outdoors National Guard Tour where he finished 33rd in total points for his Rookie Season and qualified for the 2009 National Championship at Lake Pickwick in Florence Alabama.
By 2012, Ron had improved on and off the water and now is a 12th ranked professional angler. He has gained a tremendous amount of respect within the industry by qualifying for the 2nd FLW Everstart Championship in West Monroe, Louisiana on the Ouchita River.
Baitmate Fish Attractants came on as Ron’s title sponsor in 2014 and both parties are extremely excited to be working together! For additional information on Ron Johnson and his accomplishments, visit him online at
Baitmate Tournament Tarpon Fishing Team
Team Baitmate is part of the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series. The PTTS takes place in Boca Grande Pass, Florida, and is the world's largest live-release tarpon tournamnent.Hi I'm Bruce Stenz
Growing up in Lake Tomahawk Wisconsin with the love for the outdoors I have fished most of the local lakes, reservoirs and Wisconsin River for anything that would bite, but mostly chasing the elusive musky. Hunting is also a big part of my life. From the oak ridge’s chasing whitetails and turkeys to the flooded marshes shooting ducks. Now living in Lakeland Florida it has opened up a lot more opportunities for me to fish and hunt, especially in fishing saltwater. It has been a challenge to learn how to fish saltwater with changing tides and the different habits and habitats of the fish. But I have found that I could use a lot of the same technicians and knowledge I have learned through the years from a lot of great fisherman in my life, from my dad and brothers to my new friends here in Florida. With the endless species of inshore and offshore fish I have found myself focusing on Snook, Redfish, Sea Trout and the “Silver King” Tarpon. Most of my fishing is done on the west coast from Tampa Bay down to Boca Grande. I have been very lucky to be able to fish in the Professional Tarpon Tournament Series in Boca Grande. This has been one of the highlights of my fishing opportunities placing 4th in the PTTS Tarpon Cup Championship in 2013. With the help of Baitmate as our sponsor it will bring great success for all of us. I am looking forward to what the future will bring….
Remember to keep a tight line…. BruceI am Skip Justus
A member of the Tarpon Team Baitmate team that fishes the PTTS (Professional Tarpon Tournament Series) in Boca Grande, Florida every spring. I have fished with this team since the 2010 season when we won 1st place in Week 5 with a 152 lb. fish. I also am the mate for the Ladies “Team Baitmate” team who took 2nd place in the Week 3 event just this past year. We have had many other respectable finishes along the way. We are a close knit group of family and friends who enjoy the great outdoors and the comradery that our leisure time activities allow us to enjoy and share. We’re pursuing our outdoor passions most every weekend of the year. If we’re not on the water, we’re in the woods. And with a sponsor like Baitmate, who is a member of the Wisconsin Pharmacal Company (Coleman Repellents, Coleman First Aid, StingEze, Portable Aqua) and their vast lineup of products that allow us to enjoy our endeavors to the fullest, we don’t miss a weekend. I jokingly say “I work to support my outdoor passions. We don’t go on the water or in the woods without our Pharmacal products and you shouldn’t either.