Jeff Thompson from McFarland, WI started kayak tournament fishing in 2018 and found it to be quite different than fishing out of a boat. His first kayak tournament was a Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) One Night Event where he finished 108th of 112 anglers. Not to be deterred, he overcame the challenges many beginning kayak anglers experience and went on to win four tournaments and rack up 11 top ten finishes in 2019.
Jeff qualified for the 2020 KBF National Championship and was a 2019 KBF Challenge Series Points Co-Champion in Wisconsin. In addition to KBF, Jeff is a member of B.A.S.S., Kayak Bass League, and Wisconsin Kayak Fishing Club.
Jeff is proud to represent Rutabaga Paddlesports in Madison, WI and promote Bonafide Kayaks, YakAttack, NRS Fishing, Bending Branches, St. Croix Rods and Lifted Jigs.