Matthew Schaefer

I’ve been fishing since I was 8. Three years ago I got turned on to the sport of Kayak fishing. Ever since then I’ve been hooked. In my first year I fished in a single River Bassin Tournament and placed in the top five. Last year I fished in the Elkhorn Creek fishing series sponsored by Canoe Kentucky and placed third overall in points and tallied one win. This year I co-founded the Bluegrass Yakmasters, a fishing club dedicated to growing the sport and protecting its natural resources. The club boosts over 70 members. This year I’ve been blessed winning angler of the year in both fishing series, tallying seven wins. I’ve also been nominated for Kayak Angler of the year.