Home: Burkeville, Texas
Occupation: Gill’s Guide Service
Boat: Stratos 200 Pro XL
Motor: Evinrude E-Tec 225
Years Fishing: 20 years fishing/2 years pro/2 years guiding
Anglers I admire: Edwin Evers, Joe Joslin, Greg Hackney, Bradley Roy, Marty Robinson
Sponsors: Taylor Man’s Custom Lures, E2 baits, Big Nasty Custom rods (regional sales rep), Captain Kerry’s Marine, MHX, K&J Outdoors
Tours I fish: Two of Us tour, Bass N Bucks, BASS weekend series, BASS Federation Nation, BFL tour
Favorite fishing spot: Grass, points, humps, river or creek bends
Favorite fishing technique: Texas rig worms and jigs, spinner baits, crank baits, and top water baits
Five Best Lakes: Toledo Bend, Sam Rayburn, Black lake, Lake Fork, Lake Amistead
Kelly Bennett Bio — I started fishing when I was five years old with my Grandfather on Toledo Bend Lake. I found that I had a love for fishing that has stayed with me all my life. I continued to fish lakes, rivers and creeks near my hometown of Simpson, Louisiana. Through the years I perfected my techniques. My Dad, who is a 39 year veteran of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, also gave me knowledge and respect for fish and wildlife. Fishing has taking me down a new path these days. I have obtained several sponsors and have become a professional guide. Being a guide, I get to share my love and knowledge for fishing and Toledo Bend Lake with others.
Kelly Bennett on Taylor Man’s Custom Lures — As a professional bass fishing guide on Toledo Bend Reservoir, I rely on Taylor Man’s Custom Lures to help me get the job done. The performance and durability of these handcrafted custom lures are like no other. I have found that the fish respond aggressively to the action of these lures. Whether you prefer to fish with spinner baits, buzz baits or jigs you will find these baits with their custom colors and Gamakatsu hooks set the standard. I recommend Taylor Man’s Custom Lures to any class of angler.