Credit: Matt Ploharski
by Matt Ploharski
I currently reside in Gilbert, Arizona just outside of Phoenix. I have lived in the Gilbert area
since 1987. I graduated from Highland High School Located in Gilbert, Arizona in 2002.
I began fishing young at the age of 5 Years old with my family and have had the passion for fishing
ever since. During my junior and high school years I would go fishing about 4 times a week and every weekend
pursuing big bass. I have fished pretty much every lake and urban lake through out Arizona.
I have developed different styles and techniques, which has made me different from everyone else
and successful at the same time to produce fish. I have learned to adapt to fishing in all seasons
and weather changes which has made me become successful in producing fish.
After high school I began fishing Redfish Tournaments in New Port Richie, Florida have
fished in over 9 tournaments there and have placed top 10 6 times and winning first place
three times. In September of 2007 MY dad bought my brother our first new Bass Tracker and
have been fishing local Bass tournaments.
We are currently fishing the JackAZ circuits which are placed 19TH out of 129 top anglers.I am currently
on the Tracker Marine pro team and am on
the pro staff and get support from Bass Pro Shops, Blueheron Tackle company ,Triplefish line company.
For more information about JackAZ go to
You may reach Arizona Boating and Watersports at:
480/947-6219 or 619/523-3091
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