MLF BPT ANGLER

Mark Davis

Professional angler since 1986

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Home Lake:  Tolendo Bend
Favorite Lake: Sam Rayburn
Angling Hero: Tommy Martin
Hobbies: Hunting, coaching/captaining youth

One of the original Major League Fishing anglers, Mark Davis is also one of only a handful of pros in history to win the Bassmaster Classic and the B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year title in the same year (1995). Davis also claimed AOY honors in 1998 and 2001, and has racked up six wins, 64 Top 10s and $2.3 million in career winnings. In 2019, Davis was inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.

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Mark Davis has been a regular on B.A.S.S. tournament leader boards ever since entering his first event with that trail in 1986. Davis is gearing up with Lew's rods and reels for the 2012 tournament season. Davis' first baitcast reels were Lew's Speed Spools given to him on his 16th birthday by his dad. Raised on spinning gear, Davis credits his introduction to Lew's baitcasters as being instrumental in his fondness for fishing deep-diving crankbaits.

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Mark's Gear

Throughout my 35 years of professional bass fishing, I have continuously searched for a casting rod that is well suited for numerous techniques. The Lews magnum hammer is that rod! I use the custom pro series ,magnum hammer for all these lures- small to medium swimbaits, bladed jigs such as the thunder cricket,1/4-3/4 ounce football jigs,5”and 6”Ochos, large topwater lures like the Sexy Dawg, and spoons like the lil ledge spoon. Just to mention a few . It simplifies my rod selection process by having several Lews magnum hammers matched up with a Lews a Pro Ti reel with different line sizes to handle so many different lures .