“It’s all about solving the mystery of marble eyes,” contends new Z-Man pro Dylan Nussbaum, likely the hottest young stick in competitive walleye fishing today. Fresh off a recent walleye-bass multispecies tournament win on Kinzua Reservoir, Pennsylvania—Nussbaum’s lifelong home lake— the national walleye star reflected on an already-successful career and a fascinating future with Z-Man Fishing.
“Man, I get a kick out of catching smallmouth (bass), big crappies, trout or anything else that swims,” Nussbaum exclaims. “Would love to fish more bass derbies in the future. But for me, it’s all about the mystery of the walleye. Every day on the water’s a new puzzle—sort of a thinking man’s game. I mean, one day, you might find walleyes swarming rocks and grass in just a foot of water. But go to another lake and they’re 80 feet deep—or even suspended halfway down out in the middle of nowhere.
“Once you locate ‘em, the fun of discovering what they want to eat begins—and for my active style of fishing, Z-Man offers an awesome array of walleye baits—including some real under-the-radar stuff. I think as more walleye anglers discover the superior advantages of ElaZtech®softbaits, such as their lifelike buoyancy and amazing durability on the hook, we’ll see an inevitable surge in their popularity—on the tournament trail and beyond.”