Meet the Pro Staff



The Snyder’s Lures Pro Staff is a hand-picked group of fisherman that Snyder’s Lures has chosen to work closely with. As a part of the Pro Staff, these fisherman spend hundreds of hours on the water, and are extremely knowledgeable with the Snyder’s Lures product line. We are proud to have them as part of our “Family”.

Meet the Pro Staff

 

IMG_0910I’m Brian koshenina, owner of Muskies and More Guide Service located in Burnsville Minnesota.

As a professional guide I need to be able to count on the equipment I use. There is nothing worse than seeing a customer lose their “catch of a lifetime” due to poor quality equipment, especially when it comes to lures. I have used countless brands of lures over the years and nothing and, I mean “nothing” stands up to the abuse of everyday use like Snyder’s Lures.

I rely on my lures to not only stand up to the elements but, to also catch fish and that’s what Snyder’s Lures do. This makes every trip my customers take a “Success” and this is why I have made Snyder’s Lures my choice for the Hard water and Open water season.

Brian Koshenina has been fishing since the age of 4 and hasn’t stopped since. In his younger years Brian spent time chasing Walleye across the Midwest as an amateur, drowning plastic worms for Bass in open tournaments and spending countless hours “Hunting” and catching the elusive Muskie. Brian now spends his time Guiding and Mentoring as a volunteer. He’s also a staff writer for the largest online Fishing magazine  and he represents some of the top companies in the industry as a Pro Staff and Guide Staff representative. Brian has emerged as one of the top Fishing Guides in Minnesota for both Hard Water and Open Water.

Minnesota Governors Fishing Opener Guide 2012-2016

Sponsors – HT, Striker Ice,Snyder’s Lures,Onyx PFD’s, Hook Look Lures and Rods,Figure Eight Musky Gear,Drifter Tackle,Poes Lures,

If you would like to book a trip with Brian you can find him at http://muskiesandmore.com/

• Hometown: St. Paul Minnesota
• Home Lake: Lake Minnetonka
• Specialty: Any fish that swims
• Biggest influence: My dad, mom
• Fishing idols: Bob Mehsikomer, John my dad

 

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10426070_949360125114373_4813672125673326650_nIf you see Chris Rivers at the lake or a bait shop stop and get a few pointers because chances are Chris will know exactly how to catch them. Chris is a walking “how to” book on how to catch fish, big fish!

Chris has been fishing most of his life for almost every species in the Midwest but tournament fishing is Chris’s true calling. With over 39 years of competitive fishing under his belt Chris has made a name for himself by consistently boating big fish for tournament wins!

Tournaments and Circuits- Pan-o-prog, Cross Lake Lions, Mix bag classic,1988-2016 Pine Island Sportsmans Club, 1988-1994 MWC , 1991-1994 Prior Lake Thursday night bass tournaments, 1994-2004 Extreme Bass,2002-2007 Bass Pursuit,

Sponsor – Tuffy Boats, Jig-a-Whopper, Bad dog lures,Salmo, Reef Runner,Plainer Boards,Snyder’s Lures,Gopher Tackle,Outcast Tackle, Bills Sented Lures, JR Outdoor Products

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My name is Kyle Lynn.

My family moved from California to the great state of Minnesota when I was 6. I fished here and there with a bobber and a worm off and on until I was 17 and that’s when my passion for this great sport came around. A life mentor and great friend Rob Krantz introduced me to Ice fishing on a local lake. We chased Crappies and Bluegills until we had enough for a meal. From that moment on I was “hooked”. I now spend my time teaching my kids the same lessons Rob taught me.

I host several smaller, local ice fishing tournaments. My wife and I also host the I ♡ Fishing, Fishing For A Cause ice fishing tournament to raise money for Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

• My favorite species to target is Northern Pike and Crappies.
• Favorite lake is West Rush Lake
• My home town is Cambridge MN
• Pro Team for Snyder Lures
• Pro Team Member for Team IFM (Ice Fishing Minnesota)
• Owner/ Operator of Kyle Lynn Fishing Minnesota

 


My Name is Matt Ress and I hail from Grantsburg, WI.

I am Married with two daughters and our whole family fishes. Odie our beloved dog goes as well

I have been chasing fish for 42 years. My favorite fish to chase is Bass, then Crappies followed by Walleyes. But, it’s hard to turn down Big Sunnies.

I have ran and managed a Bait Shop for 4 years. The people and stories really keep it fresh and new every day. I have fished for Bass, Muskie and Walleye competitively. But, what I enjoy most is when I get to go out after work and just evening fish. Which I get to do about 200+ days a year at minimum. I own my own Pest Control business so when I’m not busy I’m fishing. God has blessed me well!


My name is Sam Souter. I am 15 years old and live in Madison South Dakota with my 2 two younger brothers, my mom and Dad, and my 2 labs.

I have been fishing, hunting, and been in the outdoors  as far as I can remember. I moved to South Dakota in the fall of 2016. Depending on the time of year every weekend, I go ice fishing, bowfishing , open water fishing or duck hunting. I enjoy fishing for anything, but what really gets me going is chasing jumbo perch, walleyes, crappies and big gills. Now that moved to South Dakota there is a lot less of the sun fish and crappies but a ton of jumbo perch, walleyes and Big pike.  Some day I would like to guide fishing and possibly own my own guiding service. I am excited to keep living and loving my life on the water and working with Snyders handcrafted lures.


I’m Alex Keranen from Nashwauk Minnesota and currently 15 and in 9th grade at Nashwauk High School. I have a passion for hunting, fishing or just the outdoors!  My favorite fish to catch is Smallmouth bass and Walleye when at our cabin on Lake Vermilion. I’ve been hunting and fishing since I was only 2 years old. I think nothing is better than watching a Muskie follow your bait, or the tug of a big walleye on your rod. I fish at our cabin on Lake Vermilion or around my hometown every week during open water chasing what ever looks to be biting. I hunt a lot of the year too, from chasing grouse or waterfowl up to chasing big whitetails! I don’t know what I’d do without the parents I’ve got, they love the outdoors and support me for all my hunting and fishing. You can imagine my surprise when I was contacted by Snyder’s Lures asking me if I would like to become a Prostaff member. I look forward to using their baits and helping other kids get in to the sport of fishing and hunting.  Snyder’s Lures and Brian Koshenina are teaming up with others to help promote the sport in Minnesota. I’m looking forward to the coming years.


My name is Sharon Lynn Keefer,im originally from California been in minnesota since 2001.. Started fishing about 5 years ago and cant stop.. Its my favorite past time.. I own my own painting company and have a daugter “Beth” and a grandson Kelso.. I may be a rookie still but fishing is my passion..