Kent Brown – Photo Credit: Kelly Haydel

From his seminars, clinics and radio and television shows, Kent Brown has become known across the Western U.S. as one of America’s great ambassadors for the outdoors and fishing. He is a bass tournament champion, and his techniques and public appeal have helped advance the skills for finesse fishing and targeting large fish with swimbaits. In the process, he has fished virtually every bass lake in the Western U.S., a scope of achievement matched by few. Yet, beyond his own accomplishments, Brown has helped organize high school and college angling events, and is master of ceremonies at the largest high school events in California, and several others.

Despite his own accomplishments, his public focus is not on himself, but connecting with each person to help them catch more fish. That success had made him a must-see presenter at the aquarium tank at the International Sportsmen’s Exposition for 30 years, the longest run of thousands of presenters at ISE. He is also the host of ISE’s bass fishing program at all shows across the Western U.S., has been a featured presenter at virtually every sports show in the West beginning with his very first seminar in the early 1980s at the Cow Palace Boat Show. With 77% of the vote, he was this year’s top vote-getter.