Dave Mansue is a Bassmaster Open Champion, having won the Bassmaster Northern Open, Upper Chesapeake Bay in April 2009. He is a professional tournament angler who participates in the BASS Central Opens and the FLW Costa Series. Dave has qualified for four(5) Costa Series Championships. He formerly competed in the ESPN BASSMASTER Tour and Top 150.
Dave is known for his sportsmanship, ethics and professionalism among his peers and fans, both on and off the tournament trail. He is a new member of Team Phoenix, representing Phoenix Boats and McCallister Marine, Highlandville, MO.
Dave is a featured seminar speaker for Bass University, as well as numerous high school and youth groups. He is an annual instructor at Kurt Dove’s Pro Bass Camp for young anglers held each year on Lake Amistad.
Dave is a former board member and president of the Professional Anglers Association. When you listen to Dave talk about bass fishing, you get up in his passion for this popular sport.
Dave is currently sponsored by McCallister Marine, Phoenix Boats, Missile Baits, Castaway Rods, Lew’s, Vicious Fishing, Optima Batteries, Power Pole and TTI Companies (Daiichi & Xpoint hooks).
In 2008 Dave completed a 30 year career in law enforcement retiring from his position as a Lieutenant on the West Windsor, NJ Police Department. He was a respected leader in his community. Tying into community involvement, he created the annual Special Olympics Benefit Bass Tournament, one of the police department’s most successful fundraisers for Special Olympics New Jersey.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Art Degree (Cum Laude) from Seton Hall University. He and his wife Andrea currently reside on beautiful Toledo Bend Reservoir