All Speakers

Captain Cefus McRae

Captain Dave Crumbley

President and CEO - Windsong Sailing Academy

Captain John McCalpin

As a USCG-licensed Master Captain, an Active Member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America®, and avid angler in both fresh and saltwater, Captain John has mastered the use of technology to locate and catch fish. He instructs beginner- to advanced-level anglers on the best methods for using 2D, 3D, and scanning sonar technologies, as well as electronic charting techniques to save time locating fish. Captain John may be found in saltwater environments from Key West to Cabo San Lucas, freshwater locations throughout the Southeast, and on YouTube as “SonarAngler.”

Captain Josh Thornton

Captain Josh Thornton has been fishing in Lake Lanier for over 20 years and he knows all the tricks you need to catch fish. Josh went to use his captains training and earned a 50 Master Captains license and is now a full time Crappie fishing guide. Josh fishes regional fishing tournaments every month of the year. He is the director of the annual fishing with military heroes tournament.

Captain Mark Smith

Captain Mark Smith is a full time fishing guide on Lake Oconee Georgia. Captain Mark has been fishing Lake Oconee for over 30 years. Mark started guiding because of his love for fishing and the enjoyment he gets out of teaching people how to fish. He is on the Lowrance Pro Staff and uses the latest technology so he can pass on the technology and skills he has learned over many years of fishing.

Chris Scalley

Chris Scalley grew up on the Chattahoochee River in Roswell Ga fishing and hunting the watershed. In 1994 Chris started River Through Atlanta Guide Service offering western style fly fishing float trips down the River along with guided waterfowl hunts in the wetlands. RTA guide service has been ORVIS endorsed since 2003.

Jimmy Harris

Ken Sturdivant

Ken Sturdivant is a native Georgian and has fished the lakes, streams and rivers all over the southeast. Having been an avid angler fishing Georgia lakes and stream since the age of 4. Ken has been teaching angling skills learned over 50 years. He is a native Georgian and has fished the lakes and streams all over the south. The Southern Fishing Report is a weekly fishing report on the 12 major lakes in the state on www.southernfishing.com. Ken is on the Professional Fishing Staff for Lowrance, SIMRAD and B and G Electronics

Phil Johnson

Phil is a successful tournament angler and full time guide on Lake Lanier. With over 30 years on Lanier he has vast knowledge on seasonal patterns and techniques for catching Spotted Bass. He is active with many High School programs and specializes on coaching youth fisherman.

Rick Burns

Stephen Knight AKA Striper Steve

My name is Stephen Knight, aka Striper Steve and I am a fish-a-holic. I was born a few miles from the banks of Lake Lanier. Fishing has always been my passion. When you think there is no one on the lake, think again. I fish nearly 250 days a year, charter or no charter. I follow the movements of striped bass from the dam to the shallow, swift currents up the rivers. I know every inch of Lake Lanier and have caught fish in every creek there is. In the last 16 years, I have developed a need to share and teach others my knowledge of these fish. The look and expressions on a persons face that have never caught a fish or the avid angler that just can’t get enough is what drives my passion. Thanks to all the people I have met over the years and taking YOU fishing is why I wake up every morning.