Hunter Bland

Hunter Bland

Hunter first fell in love with the water and the feel of the catch at the young age of two. A couple decades and a healthy dose of life experiences under his belt, today he’s a professional on the angling circuit; living out that childhood memory every time he takes to the water.

hunter bland driving a boat


Seeking the smoothest line forward, he strives to live in as much flow as the swimming bass he follows: finding the balance between instinct and equipment, family and work, laughter and seriousness.

hunter bland fishing with two kids

Hunter Wears the MIT 70 Automatic Inflatable PFD When Angling


While Hunter’s had a passion for fishing most of his life, his cellular respect for water safety emerged during his time fishing for the University of Florida. In short: Hunter was in a freak accident where he was ejected from his boat and saved by his Mustang. Since then, he actively advocates for boating safety, especially in the tournament bass fishing scene.

hunter bland and a bass he caught
Beyond his advocacy, Hunter’s a down home family man; spending downtime from his tournament and training schedules exploring his home of Williston, Florida with his wife Mariah and their dog Goose.


  • Sea Tow Foundation's National Boating Industry Safety Award - Best Marine Marketing and Outreach (2019)
  • Bassmaster Opens Pro
  • National Boating Safety Advocate
  • College Fishing Coach - Florida Gateway College
  • University of Florida Alumni
  • Former University of Florida Collegiate Bass Angler and Team President