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 having competed in the BASS Opens and the FLW Costa and Toyota Series. Dave has qualified for three (3) Toyota Texas Bass Classics and five (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 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, TX.
Dave is former board member and president of the Professional Anglers Association. When you listen to Dave talk about bass fishing, you get caught up in his passion for this popular sport.
Dave is currently sponsored by McCallister Marine, Phoenix Boats, Mercury, Missile Baits, Castaway Rods, Vicious Fishing, Lew’s, Strike King, Optima Batteries, Power Pole, Hamby’s Keel Protector, TTI Blakemore (Daiichi & Xpoint Hooks).
In 2008 Dave completed a 30yr 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 departments most successful fundraisers for New Jersey Special Olympics.
Dave earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Seton Hall University. He and his wife Andrea currently reside in Reeds Spring, Missouri.