Nick Kretch

 In Angler Spotlight
Angler’s Name
 Nick Kretsch
What town do you live in?
 Round Lake Park IL
How many seasons have you competed in the World Walleye Association?
How old were you when you started fishing? On what Lake did you get started fishing?
 8yrs Old Lake Michigan
Who was your first hero or mentor in the fishing world?
 My Dad. We didn’t have the biggest boat but we sure caught some fish.
How did you get started tournament fishing? And what made you jump in?
 I figured if you fish with the big boys your bound to learn something…
What is your bread and butter, go-to tactic on the water?
 Trolling but i’m starting to enjoy finesse fishing and pitching jigs
Outside of competitive fishing, what do you do for your 9-5 job?
 Auto Sales
What accomplishments are you most proud of in the tournament world?
 Im proud to have met some great people and been able to compete with some of the best anglers from across the United States
Other than the Fox Chain, what is your favorite body of water to fish and why?
 Green Bay. I love the Big Water aspect of walleye fishing
Outside of fishing, what are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?
 I shoot 3-gun and Action Pistol when fishing doesn’t interrupt
What is your favorite tournament moment?
 Thinking we missed the cut for the 2020 Championship day 2 and finding out we made it by 1/10th of an ounce as I was packing up the boat
How big was your best Walleye and what lake did you get it on?
 28″ 7.05 Lbs on Lake Geneva
Is there anyone you would like to thank that supports your fishing?
 My Wife. I just hope she doesn’t sell my fishing gear for what I told her it costs.
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