John Branch

Yelm, WA

In his own words


2020 Puyallup Hawg Hunters AOY
2020 Puyallup Hawg Hunters ROY
2020 TBF Washington State Champion
2022 Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am AOY

Behind the Angler

Inshore saltwater fishing in the Florida Everglades is a big part of my families heritage. As soon as I could walk my Dad already had me in love with snook, redfish, and speckled trout. I didn’t start bass fishing until about 2015 when I was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY. I got serious about competitive bass fishing after a big bass tournament I fished on Potholes Reservoir, WA in 2019.

In the Boat

My style of fishing is whatever the fish are wanting that day, but my dream day would be catching them on a frog first thing then flipping/punching as the sun gets up, and if they’ll bite a chatterbait and a squarebill in between, that’s icing on the cake. My Phoenix 921 is stocked with 13 Fishing rods and reels, as they cover the spectrum of finesse to power fishing. 3 baits that can usually be found on the deck are a Missile Baits D Bomb, a 13 Fishing Trash Panda frog, and a 13 Fishing Scamp or Jabber Jaw crank bait.


  • 13 Fishing
  • Live2Fish
  • Limit Out Performance Marine
  • Mercury Marine
  • Missile Baits
  • Buck N Bass
  • Kryptek
  • US Army Outdoors Team