USA Kayak Fishing is excited to announce their 2022 Pan American team. This team will be competing this August at Mexico’s famed big bass factory Lake Cuchillo. This is the second Pan American kayak fishing championships sanctioned by the Pan American Sportfishing Federation. Pre-covid, the inaugural Pan American championship was held in Cookeville, TN on Centerhill lake. Teams from USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Hondura, Dominican Republic and Honduras competed in 2018.

The 2022 Pan American team includes: Guillermo Gonzalez, Rus Snyders, Eric Jackson, Cody Milton, Kristine Fischer, Eric Siddiqi, Ron Champion, Josh Stewart and Jaxton Orr. This team will be seeking another set of Gold medals for the USA. The 2018 Pan Am team took home the Gold at Cookeville, TN.

USA Kayak Fishing Team Pan Am website here.

“We are thrilled to have such a star-studded Pan Am kayak fishing team for 2022.” Says USAngling Freshwater Sports Director, Mike McNett. “This group really understands the importance of international competition to grow kayak fishing and push it toward Olympic recognition.”

Future versions of the team will be selected by the USA Kayak Fishing Steering Committee. This will include AOY results from the three major tours (KBF Pro Tour, Hobie BOS, and B.A.S.S.). Want a voice on the USA Kayak Fishing Steering Committee?  Interested parties can send an email to USAngling President, Tony Forte, (Reference USA Kayak Fishing Leadership in email – further instructions will then be provided). USA Kayak Fishing is a part of USAngling, a 501c3 charitable organization.

2023 will bring the Kayak Fishing World Championship to Cookeville, TN and Centerhill lake.

More details to come on this global event.For more information on USA Kayak Fishing, visit

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