2020 HEAD COACHES

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Head Coach - Dusty Wright

Hometown: Big Lake - Turned Bulldog 25 years ago

Proudest Fish:  20 Inch Bass when I was a little lad.

Favorite Fisherman: Al Lindner  / Jordan Lee

Favorite Species to Fish For:  Whatever is biting

Favorite  Lake: Mississippi River

Favorite Lure: Deadly Nedly

How did you learn to fish:  Dad and Grandpa

Who do you fish with most: Kids

Boat: Stratos Javelin 185 with Yamaha 150


"There's Just Something About Fishing That Makes People Happy"


Enjoy giving back and taking people fishing.  

Learn more about your coach at www.biggtimeoutdoors.com

Contact Information

Tim Forsythe

Tim Forsythe Becker Bass Coach

Head Coach - Tim Forsythe

Tim has 50 years of Bass fishing experience. He's fished Club tournaments and has qualified for state every year.  Tim's also finished each year in the Top 3 for Angler of the Year.  He's participated in circuit tournaments  where he's qualified for the Tournament of Champions.

Hometown:  Big Lake

Proudest Fish:  8.5 lbs Bass

Favorite Fisherman:  Dad

Favorite Species to Fish For:  Bass

Favorite  Lake:  The one I'm catching fish on

Favorite Lure:  I'm adaptable

How did you learn to fish:  Dad

Who do you fish with most:

Boat: Ranger




Contact Information

Email: forsythepublic@sherbtel.net

Cell: 320-250-3871



Chad Earney

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Head Coach - Chad Earney

Hometown:  Big Lake

Proudest Fish:  5.5 lbs Bass

Favorite Fisherman:  Al Linder

Favorite Species to Fish For:  Bass

Favorite  Lake:  Big Lake

Favorite Lure:  Whatever is working at the time

How did you learn to fish:  Neighbor

Who do you fish with most:  Myself

Boat: Ranger



Contact Information

Email: chadearney@gmail.com

Cell: 612-219-0647



Chad Steffens

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Head Coach - Chad Steffens

Chad enjoys fishing with his Wife Robyn and their four daughters on both open and hard water.  Although he has a passion for walleye fishing Chad's learned a lot about Bass fishing in the past few years.  He enjoys spending time with the Bass Team teaching the kids and learning from them at the same time.  

Chad considers himself a "professional netter" due to his Wife Robyn catching most of the big fish they encounter.

Hometown:  Becker

Proudest Fish: 39" 24 lbs Lake Trout caught in Manitoba

Favorite Fisherman:  Al Linder

Favorite Species to Fish For:  Walleye & Bass

Favorite  Lake:  Mille Lacs & Osakis

Favorite Lure:  Drop Shot

How did you learn to fish:  Time on the water, You Tube, Social Media

Who do you fish with most: My wife Robyn

Boat:  Larson FX 1750 w/ 140HP Suzuki



Contact Information

Email: chad.steffens@gmail.com

Cell: 763-286-6410



Tom klimek

Tom Klimek Becker Bass Coach

Head Coach - Tom Klimek

Tom is involved in League Fishing and has won 9 league titles in the last 6 years. Tom fishes tournaments and won his 1st Bass Tournament on Lake Minnetonka in 1978. He also has top 10 finishes in bass and walleye tournaments, and a 1st place in 3 catfish tournaments. Tom's competitive fishing landed him a 1st place in Northern Division at Camp Confidence Tournament and a 2nd place in the walleye division in the MN Teen Challenge Tournament.

Hometown: Becker

Proudest Fish:  52" Muskie

Favorite Fisherman:  

Favorite Species to Fish For:  Whatever is biting 

Favorite  Lake:  Mille Lacs

Favorite Lure:  Worming

How did you learn to fish:  Learned from other people and reading

Who do you fish with most:  Anyone who wants to go

Boat:  Ranger 



Contact Information

Email: tomklimek51@gmail.com

Cell:  320-248-4956



Matt paumen

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Head Coach - Matt Paumen

Hometown:  Monticello graduate, but have lived in Becker area my entire life.

Proudest Fish:  30" walleye and 50" musky I caught while fishing for walleyes!

Favorite Fisherman:  Al Lindner

Favorite Species to Fish For:  Bass!

Favorite  Lake:  Clearwater

Favorite Lure:  Jig

How did you learn to fish:  Lots of practice and time on the water!

Who do you fish with most:  With my son, Tanner

Boat:  Skeeter ZX225




Contact Information

Email:  mpaumen@hotmail.com

Cell:  763-350-0270



Assistant Coaches

Matt Quick

Todd Schultz

Terry Inman

Matt Quick Becker Bass Coach

Matt Quick is a well-known fishing guide in the local area. He’s been doing Walleye and Bass tournaments for the last 20 years. Matt has three children Austin, Charlie and Eloise.

Matt Quick Outdoors

www.mattquickoutdoors

763-464-4176

Terry Inman

Todd Schultz

Terry Inman

Terry Inman Becker Bass Coach

Terry lives north of Becker . He volunteers as an Assistant Coach because he enjoys teaching kids how to fish.  Terry and his Wife enjoy spending time at their cabin in Garfield.  He fishes with his good friend Ray chasing Bass and Crappies. His Dad taught him how to fish, but Roland Martin on TV was pretty good too.

612-219-9155

Todd Schultz

Todd Schultz

Todd Schultz

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320-249-1464

Dan Hyttsten

Jayme Doucette

Todd Schultz

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Dan has been a coach for our team since 2019.  Both of his children Sam and Hanna are on the bass team.

Dan is also a Gold Sponsor  with his company Hyttsten Homes

763-477-8806

Eli Martin

Jayme Doucette

Jayme Doucette

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Eli was once a walleye tournament angler.  Switched over to bass when his son, Tristan, joined the bass team.  Eli spends many weekends prefishing and captaining for tournaments.

612-865-7440


Jayme Doucette

Jayme Doucette

Jayme Doucette

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Jayme lives north of Becker on 10 acres with his wife Kirsten and their 3 children Callie, Mason & Madison. He loves to hunt, fish, and spend time at their cabin. Jayme enjoys spending time in the outdoors whenever he can.

612-919-1323

For the 2020 Season Jayme has volunteered to be the Tournament Director for the S.A.T.T.

Todd Matvick

Todd Matvick

Todd Matvick

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Todd lives north of Becker with his wife Karen, son Tyler  and daughter Ashley.  He enjoys fishing in the summer with his family on Fish Trap Lake. When he’s not fishing he’s either trapping or putting food plots in, north of Big Fork, getting ready for the whitetail season.  Todd’s favorite lake growing up was Mille Lacs where he used stick-baits and spinner rigs chasing walleyes.  His favorite bass tactics is top-water…when it works.

763-286-7134

Barry Mowers

Todd Matvick

Todd Matvick

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Barry is new to Becker moving here in Aug 2019 from Little Falls.  Barry fished bass tournaments all over the state and fished club tourneys out of the Brainerd Lakes area for 18 years. He has now retired from tournament fishing.  He runs a 22 ft Ranger Fisherman with a 250HP Yamaha, equipped with a Minn Kota Ulterra tolling motor and a raised front casting deck. Barry’s largest bass weighed in at 10lbs from an Arizona reservoir.  Barry has fished em all but his favorite fish species are Lake Trout, which he fishes for in Canada 3 or 4 times a summer.  His largest Lake Trout caught was a 38lber while fishing in the Arctic Circle.  Barry loves to skip docks for bass using tubes.  He is looking forward to spending time on the water with members of the team!

320-360-0551 

Tony Foecke

Jared Bistodeau

Jared Bistodeau

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Jared Bistodeau

Jared Bistodeau

Jared Bistodeau

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Jacob Novak

Jared Bistodeau

Michael Bond

Jacob lives in Clear Lake, Mn and works alongside his Father building homes under Tri-County Profess

Jacob lives in Clear Lake, Mn and works alongside his Father building homes with Tri-County Professional Builders.  He is well-known as one of the areas premier bass fisherman.  Jacobs’s most recent accomplishment is placing 8th at the Classic Bass Champion Tour held on  Le Homme Dieu in Alexandria, Mn.  In his spare time he also makes his own quality bass fishing jigs.  His favorite presentation for catching monster bass is the Drop-Shot.

Jacob Sponsors the team as a Gold Sponsor

Tri-County Professional Builders 

320-333-3739

@jacobnovakfishing


Michael Bond

Michael Bond

Michael Bond

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  Day Job: Nurse Anesthetist 

Family: married to Laura Bond and have 5 kids: Olivia, Emilia, Clara, Colton, and Nora 

Where I’m from: Grew up Clara City MN, now Becker

Favorite Fish to Catch: Walleye and pan fish

Favorite Lure: Blue or Orange Rapala Original & Ugly Bug

Favorite Lake: Lake of the Woods

My picture: My 5 year old son Colton actually caught that fish!  I had to help him get it up the ice hole, and the fish was to big for him to hold!  It’s never to early to get kids fishing!  

Team: I am on team 3 and I have a Lund 1775 Crossover XS with a 115 Mercury 

Go Becker Bass Team!  


Aaron Vetsch

Michael Bond

Aaron Vetsch

Tony Graning

Michael Bond

Aaron Vetsch

Brandon Doering

Brandon Doering

Brandon Doering

Greg Bowles

Brandon Doering

Brandon Doering

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Greg enjoys taking kids out fishing and seeing the excitement on their faces when they catch that "Big One". His biggest fish is a 29.5" Walleye . Greg 's favorite tactics are Lindy Rigs, jigs & plastic for walleyes. He spends most of his time fishing with his son Scott, his Dad, and friends.

Dave Albrecht

Brandon Doering

Dave Albrecht

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Dave likes catching different types of fish . Such as this Peacock Bass caught in a canal in Naples, FL.  Dave is married to  Kristy and they have two sons.  Logan is in 9th grade and a member of the Bass Team, and Evan in 7th grade. Dave works at the Sherco Plant in Becker.

Jake Wilhelm

Clayton Taylor

Clayton Taylor

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Jake spends a lot of time fishing with his son Cole who is on the Bass Team.  His largest fish is a 44" Muskie caught in Canada.  His love for fishing was inspired by his Dad who taught him how to fish.

Clayton Taylor

Clayton Taylor

Clayton Taylor

Chad McKay

Clayton Taylor

Kory McCalla

Kory McCalla

Chris Halvorson

Kory McCalla

Mike Koenig

Chris Halvorson

Chris Halvorson

Chris Halvorson

Chris Halvorson

Chris Halvorson

Joe Meyer

Matt (Buzz) Simonson

Matt (Buzz) Simonson

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Joe enjoys fishing with his Son Parker who is on the Bass Team.  His biggest fish is a 33 lbs King Salmon that he almost lost due to his Brother breaking the net during the catch.  Joe likes to fish for bass on Limestone Lake using a jig worm. He brags out only using 2 lures while fishing…what kind they are is still a mystery!

Matt (Buzz) Simonson

Matt (Buzz) Simonson

Matt (Buzz) Simonson

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Todd Martindale

Matt (Buzz) Simonson

Todd Martindale

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Steve Hosier

Steve Hosier

Todd Martindale

Pictured is Steve's Son Nick who is on the bass team

Boat Captain

Pictured is Steve's Son Nick

Becker Bass Team Coaching

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2020 Coaching Plan

For 2020 we continue to recruit and build up our team.  Coaching is a vital part of providing learning opportunities and good experiences to the students, parents and other coaches.  We all learn and continue to learn from each other.  We have a need for a variety of coaches and boat captains.  This year  we have developed a coaching committee to help recruit, decide on meeting topics, plan local events and lakes, provide more opportunities, and to develop and deliver a curriculum.

What We Offer Our Volunteer Coaches

The excitement to be part of the fast growing sport of high school youth angling!  Sharing your passion, developing relationships, teaching and giving back.  The experience, in itself, is worth the commitment to help.  We guarantee it!  In addition to having fun we commit the following to our coaching staff:

  • Personal Fishing Bio Page on Website
  • Participation and Invite to all of our sponsored events
  • Team hat and shirt
  • Participation in our manufacturer discount programs
    • St. Croix Rods / Rapala VIP / G-Loomis / Shimano/ Big Bite Baits / Northland Tackle Pure Fishing / Blackfish Gear / Clam Outdoors / All-Terrain Tackle and more!

Some topics we plan on covering this year

  • Safety
    • Boating, Personal, Weather
  • Environment
    • Invasive Species
  • Bass Fishing 
  • Equipment 
  • Tournaments  
    • Preparation and Execution 

If you consider yourself knowledgable, or if you know someone who would make a great teacher on some of these above topics,  please join us and help!. We are always looking for coaches, speakers, guests, boat captains, guides, and teachers!  Good stories are welcome too.

2020 Coaches and Boat Captains

Interested in helping?  We are always looking for more coaches and boat captains.  

You don't need a fancy shmancy bass boat. You don't need to be pro fisherman. Just spend time with kids on the water.  We invite you to attend our meetings, learn, and get better at fishing.  We promise you will have fun and enjoy this experience!



Coaching Application & Forms

BYA Background Check (pdf)

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Becker Bass Coach Sign Up (pdf)

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