Nathan Finney I started kayak fishing in a small sit in kayak from a big box store and got hooked up with the Mountain State kayak Anglers Tournament Trail in it’s infancy. It has now grown into one of the biggest clubs and tournament trails in the country.
I quickly realized that my small kayak, even tho it got the job done, was not quite up to the challenge of competitive tournament fishing. After searching for many months I came across Bob's Up The Creek Outfitters and Vibe Kayaks. After emailing back and forth with Bob my decision was made.
2017 was my first year fishing out of my Vibe SeaGhost 130 and the positive impact it’s had is undeniable. I’ve had multiple top 50 and top 20 finishes in tournaments of up to 150+ Anglers and placed 47 in the Angler of the year points of almost 200 anglers.
I’m excited to see what the future hold for kayak angling and proud to be a part of the pro staff for Bobs Up The Creek Outfitters!
Zachary Adkins Multi-Species fishing addict. If it swims I chase it. I grew up in southern WV and now live in the eastern panhandle of the state. Fishing has taken me to a number of different locations, all awesome in their own ways. I've been fishing out of a kayak since the early 2000's and it's a great tool to reach those hard to reach places as well as for post work 'throw and go' outings. I'm not sure what the future holds, but I'm certain fishing will be the focus of it, just as it's been the past 25 years.
Jason Hensley I live in Chesterfield, Va. with my wife and two wonderful kids. My passion is bass fishing, but I love to catch anything that bites! I just recently started kayak fishing in 2016 when I purchased my Vibe SeaGhost 130 from Bob's Up The Creek Outfitters. I love learning new techniques and sharing my knowledge with others, helping them catch fish and enjoy the outdoors. Favorite waters to fish are Sandy River Reservoir, Buggs Island, Lake Gaston, Briery Creek and Smith Mountain Lake. My hobbies other than fishing include hunting, golf, softball and bowling.
David Williams Paramedic that loves the work ,Hunter that wants to get the big one, Bass Fisherman wanting the 10lb hook set ,proud father and husband,
country live-n nothin better!
Sam Scott I’m a River Guide here in central, VA specializing in Trophy muskie from the Kayak. I love to catch the toothy critters with conventional tackle with big lures or fly tackle with 12-15” Bucktail flys. I prefer to fish moving water, as it offers more challenges and definitely more action on a fishing trip. When I’m not fishing, I work a day job developing UAS ( Drone ) tech for a local company I’ve been with since the beginning.
Jonathan Paine Born and raised in West Virginia, I have always loved to fish but became more serious about it after college. I reside in the heart of Appalachia with countless fishing opportunities surrounding me. Whether it be our pristine native brook trout waters or the lakes with giant musky, I consider myself a complete angler chasing all species. Having a Vibe Kayak has allowed me to reach new waters and sections of rivers I have never ventured to! I am involved with conservation and enjoy giving back to the resource through volunteer efforts. I am most experienced in fly fishing but will use any technique for success. I am thankful to be included in the Vibe Family and look forward to growing as an angler and learning new things and making new friends. This is why I Vibe! No Drama, Just Adventure! God Bless!
Steve Truslow Born and raised in Virginia, I’ve always had a lot of opportunities with fishing. I’ve always enjoyed bass fishing but occasionally you’ll find me waist deep in a river chasing trout with a fly rod. I didn’t have much interest in kayaking in till I found Vibe kayaks at my local dealer Bobs Up the Creek Outfitters, that’s when I really got into fishing more. Fishing from a kayak takes it to a whole new level.
Derrick Landon A born and raised Virginian, who loves the water and all it has to offer. Former Army combat medic. Father of 4 and husband to 1. A born again believer, who puts God , Family, Country in that order. Kayak angler sense 1999 before it was the cool thing to do. Proud to be part of the UTCO Pro Staff and the family behind it. Supporter of local businesses and the American dream.
115 Sprouse Drive
Daron Jetton Born and raised in Texas, fishing large bodies of water in big bass rigs, I am now hooked on kayak fishing! It is an amazing feeling sitting inches off the water, quietly stalking that next trophy catch. Kayaks bring a whole new element to fishing and the outdoors. I fish from the Vibe SG130. My favorite body of water is Caddo Lake, TX. My dream fishing expedition is peacock bass fishing in the Amazon. By kayak of course! I have fished the Texas B.A.S.S. Federation, volunteered with Kid Fish and currently a member of the Virginia Bass League and Yaktribe Forum. I love sharing my passion and knowledge of the sport and learning from other anglers. Follow me on this journey on Facebook and Instagram!
Derek Borkey I am 35 years old. I am married and have 5 children. I am located in the Shenandoah Valley in Waynesboro, VA. I grew up in New Kent County fishing the Chickahominy River, Chesapeake Bay, and Diascund Reservoir. In my current location, I fish Lake Albemarle, Beaver Creek, the South River, Thrasher Lake, Stonehouse Lake and Rivanna Reservior. I predominately fish for bass, trout, and crappie. I did catch a 25 lb. carp out of the South River while on my Seaghost 130 last year and also plenty of bass. I have been fishing since the age of 4 or 5. I consider myself an avid fisherman and am passing the tradition on to my children. I have been kayak fishing for 3 and a half years now as before I either bank fished or used my Pelican Bass Raider, but now I prefer kayak fishing. I have owned 4 kayaks, 3 of which were VIBES. I owned the Seaghost 130 and currently own the Yellowfin 100 and the Seaghost 110. I have also added many modifications to the Seaghost 110, which I have posted to the VIBE owner’s Facebook page. I am also considering entering some kayak bass tournaments this year. I am the lead administrator of 2 Facebook pages; Just One More Cast and VA Kayak Bass Hunters which I am open to new admins. I am excited to share my knowledge with others and gain some as well.
150 Walker Street