Meet the 2018 Bridgford Fishing Team

Left to right: Joe Uribe, Jr., Randy Blaukat, Jim Moynagh, Matt Stefan, Luke Clausen and Chad Randles.

Created in 2012 after a connection between professional bass angler Randy Blaukat and the Bridgford family, the Bridgford Fishing Team is the most well-known team of anglers in the world of tournament bass fishing. Fishing the highest levels of both the FLW and B.A.S.S. tours, Blaukat and his Bridgford teammates Luke Clausen, Matt Stefan, Chad Randles, Joe Uribe, Jr. and Jim Moynagh are respected ambassadors for both Bridgford Foods, and the sport of fishing.

RANDY BLAUKAT
FLW Tour pro
Hometown: Joplin, Missouri
Years pro: 33

Randy started his professional fishing career in 1985, when he qualified as a rookie for the 1986 Bassmaster Classic. That would be the first of eight Classics that he would compete in as he embarked on a 20-year career fishing the highest levels of B.A.S.S. competition (the Bassmaster Tour, Top 150s and Invitationals).

In 2006, Randy kicked off a career on the FLW Tour, which he has fished ever since.

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LUKE CLAUSEN
Bassmaster Elite Series pro
Hometown: Spokane, Washington
Years pro: 14

Luke made a huge splash when he landed on the professional bass-fishing scene, claiming the FLW Championship as a rookie in 2004, and then following that up 18 months later by winning the 2006 Bassmaster Classic. He was the youngest angler ever to join the Million Dollar Club.

Luke competed on the FLW Tour for 12 seasons, and rejoined the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2016.

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MATT STEFAN
FLW Tour pro
Hometown: Junction City, Wisconsin
Years pro: 8

Matt kicked off his profesional bass-fishing career in 2011, his first year on the FLW Tour. He's qualified to fish the Forrest Wood Cup three of the last four seasons (and is currently in the Top 35 Angler of the Year standings to qualify for the 2018 Cup as well). Matt notched a Top 10 last season on the Mississippi River. 

Matt writes a regular blog for the FLW website (go to www.flwfishing.com).

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CHAD RANDLES
FLW Tour pro
Hometown: Elkhorn, Nebraska
Years pro: 2

Chad started his professional fishing career like many successful anglers: as a co-angler on the FLW Tour. He enjoyed tremendous success at it, too, collecting three Top 10s, a first-place finish in 2015 at Lake Toho in Florida. He also qualified to fish two Forrest Wood Cups.   

Chad started fishing as a pro on the FLW Tour in 2017.

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JOE URIBE, Jr.
FLW Costa Series pro
Hometown: Surprise, Arizona
Years pro: 13

One of the most successful and respected tournament anglers on the West Coast, Joe Uribe, Jr. has competed in the Western Division of the FLW Costa Series since 2011. And very successfully: he was the Western Divsion AOY in 2015, and has racked up five Top 5 finishes in AOY points race in the past eight years.   

Joe has collected FLW Costa wins on Lake Havasu (two times) and Clear Lake.

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JIM MOYNAGH
FLW Tour pro
Hometown: Carver, Minnesota
Years pro: 22

One of the most established pros in the history of the FLW, Jim Moynagh is competing in his 22nd season on the FLW Tour. Over the course of his FLW career, Jim has racked up 23 Top 10 finishes, and qualified to fish the Forrest Wood Cup 11 times. He has two Top 5 finishes in the FLW Tour AOY points standings.   

Jim also competes in the Bassmaster Opens (various divisions), and on the FLW Costa Series.

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