John Crews BASS Elite Series Pro Hometown: Salem, VA
John Crews is one of the more consistent pros on the BASS Elite Series. He's had 10 Top 10 finishes in BASS events, 5 Top 10 finishes in FLW events and qualified for a variety of championships including 4 appearances at the Bassmaster Classic.
Currently he is part of the Advance Auto Parts fishing team and runs a Bass Cat boat powered by Mercury.
Crews also has a signature bait made by the SPRO company, the Little John crankbait.
BF - How many years have you been fishing as fulltime pro?
JC - I've been a fulltime pro for 8 years.
BF - Have you ever won a tournament at any level? If yes, how many and which events?
JC - No.
BF - Do you have any other job besides being pro angler right now?
JC - No career, but I do some odd jobs from time to time.
BF - What was your previous job?
JC - I was an office assistant.
BF - How many days per year do you fish?
JC - I fish about 125 to 150 days per year. BF - How many days per year are you on the road for tournaments?
JC - About the same amount as the days I fish.
BF - How many shows do you work for sponsors?
JC - I do about 8 to 10 shows.
BF - What else do you do for sponsors?
JC - I work with media, my web site with videos, and product development.
BF - What is your favorite pastime?
JC - Working out.
BF - Do you have a family and do they travel with you to tournaments?
JC - I have a wife, Sonja; daughter, Myah; step-son, Noah. My family comes to a couple events every year.
BF - If you weren't a pro angler would you still fish tournaments?
JC - Oh yes!
BF - What's your favorite go-to bait?
JC - The Little John crankbait by SPRO of course.
BF - What's your favorite bait to use?
JC - The same answer as above.
BF - Who is your favorite US President of all time?
JC - FDR, he turned this country around to make it a world powerhouse.
To find out more about John and to keep up on his promotions and tournament life go to www.JohnCrews.com.