Staff & Pro Staff


Brian Carter

Editor and Owner of The Bass

I started this site to bring awareness to anglers all over the United states and to Highlight their accomplishments on and off the water…

I have used my 20 years computer skills to create… we hope you enjoy….




Bruce Callis Jr
CoHost of BassCast Radio
Contributing Writer The BassCast
Columnist for Northern Neck News
BAM Bass Angler Magazine writer
Competitive Angler
The BassCast Radio is growing and Brian and I are learning a lot as we strive to make it one of the must listen to show on the market. We want you to enjoy listening and our guest to enjoy it so much they want to return over and over.
I have been an avid angler for over 40 years and have fished in many tournaments. Looking forward to competing in 2018 in the T-H Marine BFL in addition to other tournaments.
In addition, I help with the Reel American Heroes Foundation and their Annual Fishing Tournament for our Wounded Heroes. I am also a board member of the Friends of the Rappahannock River Valley Wildlife Refuge and help with the Free Kids Fishing Day each June in addition to other activities.
Favorite Technique: Frogs and Soft Plastics
Favorite quote: Franc White, The Southern Sportsman: “Do yourself a favor, take a kid fishing!”
Me: “Make a memory to last a lifetime!”
Sponsors Include: Death Shimmer Spinnerbaits, Hookfish Porformance Company, Cal Coast Fishing, Zeko Shoes, Reelsnot, Woo Tungsten, PowerTeam Lures, SPRO, Quantum
You can find me on Social Media at:
Facebook: Bruce Callis
Twitter: @BassFishinNNVA
Instagram: @BassFishinNNVA
YouTube: S&B Fishing with my bestie and fishing partner Tiffany “Snookie” Risch. Come check out our adventures.


Pro Staff

Bryant Copley

Occupation: Inside salesman for Arcet Equipment Company, Lynchburg Va.

Status: Married (wife) Julie

Home Lake: Smith Mountain

Favorite Technique: Pitching jigs

Fishing Accomplishments: Virginia BASS Federation Nation State Team member years 1994,1998,2000,2004, 2006,2009 and 2012; 1998 6 man team champion; Mr Bass 2004; Fall Classic wins 2008 and 2011.

Sponsors Include: Dobyns rods, Anglers Choice Marine, Cheeseburger jigs and Central Va Basscast.

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Tyler Maschal

From: Rustburg, VA
School: Virginia Tech
Home Lake: Leesville Lake
Favorite Technique: Dropshot and topwater
Fishing Highlights: 2nd Place 2011 VA Jr State Championship “Buggs”, 1st place 2012 VA Jr State qualifier “Leesville”, 1st place 2012 VA Jr State Championship “Buggs”,
                               1st place 2012 Jr Mid Atlantic Championship “upper chesapeake, 5th place 2012 Jr world championship “Lake Wilson, Al” , 3rd place VT club tournament”SML”, several top 5 finishes in club  open tournaments.

Sponsors:  Pros Choice sporting goods,, my family



Steven Slayton of Sandy Level, Virginia. Fished for West Virginia University while attaining a degree in Management and Entrepreneurship. Small business owner, lure maker, and Director of Sales and Marketing for Doomsday Tackle Co.

I love moonlit walks on the beach and falling asleep to someone running their fingers through my hair. Favorite movies include the notebook, foot loose, how to lose a guy in ten days and miss congeniality…



Ben Hudson - BassCast Pro Staff

Name: Ben Hudson
Occupation: Machinist at BWXT
Home Lake: Smith Mountain
Favorite Technique: Skipping jigs and Topwater
Fishing accomplishments: 2 FLW BFL top 10 finishes in 3 tournaments fished. Hill City Bassmasters classic winner 2015. Numerous money finishes in team tournaments through out his career.
Sponsors:, and looking for more!