WEST POINT, MS - Mossy Oak has added 23-year professional angler and World Walleye Champion, Johnnie Candle, to the Mossy Oak Fishing Team. Candle will represent Mossy Oak and its new Elements Agua pattern as he competes on the National Walleye Tour (NWT) and through various TV, video and speaking opportunities.
“My first encounter with Mossy Oak was during an outdoor media event over 20 years ago,” said Candle. “They enjoy the outdoors and understand what it means to make it a better place for everyone. I don’t get to hunt much, but the Elements Agua pattern has given me a great opportunity to work with an incredible company. It also allows hardcore anglers the opportunity to be part of all that Mossy Oak stands for.”
Candle has been fishing professionally for 23 years. He won the MWC World Walleye Championship in 2010 and is a 15-time national championship qualifier for MWC, Cabela’s National Team Championship (NTC) and North American Walleye Anglers. He is also a two-time Cabela’s NTC All-American. Besides being a decorated angler, Candle is an entertaining public speaker and an active promoter of youth participation in sport fishing.
“We’re excited to have Johnnie join the Mossy Oak Fishing Team,” said Ben Maki, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “He’s a committed and enthusiastic outdoorsman whose passion aligns with ours to increase participation in outdoors pursuits.”
Mossy Oak launched the Elements Agua pattern at the 2017 ICAST show, where Kevin VanDam was named the Mossy Oak Fishing Team Leader. Since then, Mossy Oak Fishing has expanded to include a number of professional anglers and sponsorships of high school, collegiate and professional bass fishing tournaments. The Elements Agua pattern is also the official camouflage of B.A.S.S., Major League Fishing and the Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., was established in 1986 and is home of Mossy Oak. For more than 30 years, Mossy Oak has been a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Mossy Oak Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels and Mossy Oak Properties. Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Quality Deer Management Association and Mack’s Prairie Wings and the official pattern of B.A.S.S., MLF and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.
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