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Roger George

A long time fanatical trophy striper angler , Roger, 60, lives in Fresno California, ,with his wife Elaine and son David.

Roger has become well known as : a record holding striped bass angler, newspaper fishing columnist for central California's biggest news paper, fishing guide operating Roger George's Guiding Services, and ex U.S. Olympic caliber Decathlete. Setting the lake record for Stripers at Millerton lake in 1998 at 50.3 pounds, he had also recorded 100 fish over 25 pounds, 20 over 30 pounds as well as 2 over 40 in his storied career from 1980. He has also won many local California Striped Bass Association derbies at Millerton and San Luis Reservoir. Currently guiding weekly for trophy stripers , he loves teaching and helping other anglers catch big stripers. He guides out of his 2011 Starcraft Viper, fully equipped with Bert's Tackle accessories.

Roger competed in the grueling Decathlon (Ten track and field events over two days) for Fresno State 1970-5, where he was a three time NCAA All American, then later as the 1976 U.S. Olympic Decathlon Team Alternate with Bruce Jenner in the Montreal Olympics. He also qualified and competed in the 1972, and1980 Olympic Trials, and became a professional track athlete with Nike from 1978 to 1983. As a top ranked world class decathlete he competed all over the world for the U.S. for 10 years and scored 8,034 points, a score fewer have achieved than running a sub 4 minute mile Since 2006, he has worked as a weekly Fishing Report columnist for the central Valleys largest paper , the Fresno Bee, and also edits one of the largest fishing reports done by a paper, in the nation. Roger’s column’s has become one of the most widely read articles in the paper, and covers topics from angling issues to humorous outdoor encounters.

Roger fishes 2 to 3 times per week with clients and personally in search of giant stripers in the central Valley region of California at San Luis Reservoir or Millerton lake. Both waters hold potential world record striped bass populations, highlighted by a noncertified 70 pound striper taken this year by an angler who ate the fish before fully certifying it.

“My experience with my 2011 Starcraft Viper that I setup from the start with Berts Tackle accessories has been nothing but wonderful. Everyone out here on the west coast who sees the great looking equipment is blown away by it’s function and looks-and they always ask me how they could get ahold of it! My boat is ready now at a moments notice- to do just anything I want to try. Converting from a downrigging platform in a few moments, to being able to cast with large plugs for river stripers with a sleek profile bass boat profile is all possible due to my Bert”s Tackle setup. It lets me instantly interchange whatever equipment the job calls for- with no problems!” Thanks Bert’s, I owe you! Roger George