Edwin Evers “E2”
Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Endorses Wild River®
“I’m glad to be part of the Wild River® team because they take fishing as seriously as I do.”
Edwin Evers’ lifelong dream was to pursue a career doing what he was most passionate about. A dream that started as a boy growing up in Texas, and grew stronger as he attended college near Lake Texoma, Oklahoma.
At age five, he was hookin’ crappies and catfish with his mom. In college, he was charging down the field as a running back for Southeastern Oklahoma State University. But it wasn’t until 2000 when the world took notice of Edwin Evers and his ability to hook big bass.
Watching the Bassmaster Classic on television and reading about the profession in magazines is really what got Edwin interested in testing the waters as a professional bass fisherman. A serious competitor at heart, once he dropped his line, it was the thrill of the competition that really hooked him. And he’s been full steam ahead ever since. In his professional career, Edwin has placed in the top ten in over 37 tournaments including the Bassmaster Classic, Elite Series and Citgo Bassmaster tours. Edwin Evers is entering his eleventh season as a professional with aspirations for another big year.
3-Time World Bass Champion Endorses Wild River®
“This is the first of its kind. I thought I’d seen it all, but I’ve never seen anything like a Tackle Tek bag.”
George Cochran grew up in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He spent his early childhood fishing off the family's backyard boat dock and later fishing from a johnboat in the small lakes of Lakewood subdivision. A neighbor, Pete Jaworski, taught George’s most important fishing and hunting lessons to him. Pete taught George how to be patient, to fish and hunt methodically. The two were a team hunting and fishing together for forty years. These early chapters of George's life instilled the love and desire of being in the outdoors.
Fishing professionally for thirty years, George now competes in the FLW tournaments. Some of his past accomplishments include winning the Bass Master Classic Championship in 1987 and 1996, and the FLW Forrest Wood Cup Championship in 2005. George loves his professions and loves competing.
George Cochran is one of the most versatile and knowledgeable fishermen on the professional bass fishing circuit. Living close to Lake Hamilton and Lake Ouachita, George is now offering guided fishing trips.
Henry Waszczuk (was-chuck)
Tv Host Of The Network Television Series Fishing The Flats
This is Henry’s inaugural 29th years on television. Waszczuk was born August 26,1950 in Peterbourgh, England and came to Canada at the age of two. He attended Eastdale Collegiate in Oshawa, and after a successful high school football career, he participated in the Telegram East-West All-Star Game and was named defensive player of the game. Henry earned a football scholarship at Kent State University (Ohio) where the team won the Mid-America Conference Championship. In his senior year, Henry was selected an All-Conference centre and earned an All-American honorable mention.
Waszczuk’s professional football career began in 1975 with the Hamilton Tiger Cats when he was drafted in the first round. During his 10-year career, he was an All-Star at centre seven times and made two Grey Cup appearances (1980,1984). As a Ti-Cat, Henry was awarded the Tom Pate Memorial Award for his contribution to the team, his community and the league. He also was chosen as the Rothman’s Outstanding Lineman on three occasions and was also nominated for the Schenley Awards three times. More recently, Henry was selected to the all-time Hamilton Tiger Cat “Dream Team”. Throughout his 10-year career, Henry taught high school with the Hamilton Board of Education where he served as a Science Department Head.
After his retirement from the CFL in 1985, Henry co-founded Canadian Sportfishing, a multi-media company. Henry co-hosted and was Executive Producer of various TV shows including Extreme Fishing, Sportfishing Adventures and the Canadian Sportfishing TV show which aired for 14 years (1986-1999). He is now host of two new TV shows, Fins & Skins Classic Adventures and Fishing the Flats TV. Henry was also publisher of Canadian Sportfishing Magazine and has co-authored eight sportfishing books.
Inducted into the Oshawa Hall of Fame in May of 1989; pioneered catch and release techniques used by many anglers today; involved in many charities now and during both his professional football and fishing careers; has be acknowledged by his peers and business friends in which he has been given awards for his contribution to each community he has lived in. From his college football days and professional career, there have been many great stories and many that relate to his fishing adventures as well. He is a much-sought-after guest speaker for various corporate and sports functions.