John Ladd

I am 58 years of age and have been fishing since the age of 6 or 7.
I fished my first organized bass tournament in 1977 at the age of 13.
I have fished hundreds of tournaments over the years from local and regional, to the BASS and FLW tours as both an amateur and a pro.
I also ran a fishing guide business from the mid 1990’s – early 2000’s.
I left professional fishing in 2001 and started a career in federal law enforcement, where I remained until retiring in early 2023.
I have been kayak fishing since late 2014, competing in many tournaments in the Carolinas and throughout the southeast.
I have won and placed high in many Kayak tournaments in the past 9 years.
I primarily fish for bass, but enjoy any type of fishing, both fresh and saltwater.
I really enjoy teaching others about fishing, as well as promoting for my sponsors.
My sponsors include: Great Outdoor Provision Company, Hobie Kayaks, Laidback Kayak Racks, Cashion Fishing Rods, Truesouth Custom Lures, All in Tackle, Miller Tech Lithium Batteries, K9 Fishing Line, Scott Clark Toyota and Brian’s Custom Crankbaits.
I am featured as a regular guest on the podcast Fishing Legends Live.