Charlie Ingram and Ray Brazier are proud to be celebrating 30 years of Fishing University, America’s original “How To” fishing program. This year is an exciting mix of shows – filmed on 13 different lakes across the country – and once again we are using our boat against boat-team competition. Charlie and Ray will each be teamed with a company representative from one of our show sponsors and will square off each week in a tournament like format.
With over 40 years’ experience as a professional angler, Charlie Ingram is a fixture in every bass tournament trail in America. Charlie Ingram is one of the only bass pros to have ever taken a president out fishing. As a matter of fact, President George Bush fished with Ingram as secret service agents follow their every move in boats of their own! During the outing, which was being filmed for his TV show, Fishing University, he caught the largest bass he ever caught, weighing in at 12 pounds! “I didn’t mean to show up the president, it just happened!”, Ingram concluded.
He is a professional speaker featured at workshops, seminars, hunting and fishing events and has appeared in major publications including FLW Outdoors, Outdoor Life, BASS, North American Fisherman, Bassmaster, Fishing Facts, and Bassin’. He was inducted into the “Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame” in 2010 and served on the Board of Directors for the PAA.
Ray Brazier is a veteran tournament angler with twenty plus years’ experience. He gained recognition in the early years as the engineer that could tweak a boat to its fastest speed. He was surrounded by some of the fastest people in the world on water such as Jerry Jaco and Darrus Allison. When B.A.S.S. introduced the WFC (World Championship Fishing) of course, Ray was among those chosen. In the first event, anglers fished the first half of the day and then with the same boat, ran a slalom course, with the fastest time around the course winning the event. That first WFC paid $200,000! For more than 20 years, he has made his living exclusively through the fishing industry.