Hometown: Fordwich, Ontario
Tournament Exp: Co Tournament Director of Ontario Kayak Bass Trail
VP and Member of Ontario Kayak BassMasters
Favourite Fish: Smallmouth Bass
Favourite body of water: Lake Huron, Maitland River
My name is Paul Winkel and Kayak Fishing is my passion and my escape. My “hobby” started in 2005 when my wife bought me a Pungo and a fishing rod and Twelve years and ten kayaks later she is a fishing widow and I have the hobby of my dreams. Working through the types from paddle to pedal I am a confirmed pedal devotee. This sport has offered me the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people and to develop great friendships
Here in Southern Ontario we have many amazing locations with great fish. I started competing in tournaments in Ontario in 2009 and have expanded these to include events in the U.S. I have been a member of the Hobie Fishing Team for 9 years and look forward to continue as a member for future years.