2016 Anglers Marine BassAThon, Page 9

2016 Anglers Marine BassAThon, Page 9


Hailing from Lakeside, Ariz., Johnny Johnson joined the ranks of U.S. Open cham- pion this year. He has competed in the prestigious event since 1994. The win makes the 5th year running in which he has cashed at the tournament. Earning the coveted title in 2016 has been one of the highlights of his bass angling ca- reer.

Johnson grew up in the White Mountains of Northern Arizona, spending much of his time fishing local lakes. His passion for the sport grew and branched out into the competitive side with club tournaments at the age of 19. Racking up 32-years of competitive fishing experience in a variety of circuits including WON Bass, Bassmaster, FLW and more, Johnson has added the Open trophy to seven other championship awards and 19 Angler of the Year (AOY) honors.

This season Johnson also claimed a 1st and 2nd place finish in the inaugural year of the Wild West Bass Trail with a win at Lake Pleasant and a runner-up spot at Roosevelt.

Since 1997, Johnson has been also known as the television show host of Fish- ing with Johnny Johnson. The show features Johnson’s unique and entertaining

approach to

fishing. With

over five mil-

lion views, it

has become a

Sunday morn-

ing favorite

all over the

Southwest. It

can be seen on

the Fox Sports

Network Ari-

zona and other

cable channels.