"Governor Dave" as he is often called, from Dilworth, Minnesota. Dave fished professionally in both the PWT and RCL tournaments from 1997 to 2010. He has competed in multiple championships in both tournaments along with 8 top ten finishes out of 11 years. Craig Stapon invited Dave and Jay Kulla up to fish Lake Winnipeg and we ended up creating the FM/WAAM event the following year.
Dave has been very active in the fishing industry his entire life. He was on the Lund Pro Staff for 18 years and has served the FM Walleye Club on the board of directors. In 2012 Dave received the clubs highest honor, "Distinguished Member of the Year."
Dave began fishing with his father and Grandfather at the age of 3 and he fondly recalls catching pan fish and walleye on the dock at Silent Lake in western Minnesota.
Dave is one of the most friendly guides on the planet and upon meeting him, you will easily figure out why he is called "Governor Dave".