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Steve Coleman

Steve Coleman's outdoor experiences started when he was around 7 years old standing on the lake bank watching all the fisherman go out and knowing that someday he would be the one in the boat. That was 1970. By the mid 70's he had teamed with a long life friend (Ronnie Capps) that would take them both for a journey of a lifetime. Commercial fishing was their start and for years to come Reelfoot Lake, the Mississippi river, and the Tennessee River would be their waters of choice. By the early 80's commercial diving, deer hunting, and guided duck hunts were in full swing with great success. Around 1988 the fishing tournament trail came to town. Steve entered the tournament with great results and was off to his 1st National Classic. Well, it's been 23 years and Steve has competed in approximately 250 tournaments, has over 50 1st place wins in regular tournaments, 7 National Classic wins, runner-up in as many more, and many top 5 finishes. He has attracted sponsors such as B'n'M, Cabela's, Bandit Lures, Southern Pro, Tite-Loc, Hummingbird/MinnKota, and Blakemore Lures. He and his partner Ronnie have their own line of products such as Capps and Coleman poles, minnow rigs by B 'n M, Glow Tubes by Southern Pro, Roadrunner by Blakemore, Glow crank baits by Bandit and Rod systems by Tite-loc. Steve has been married 24 years to Donna. They have 2 boys, Zac, and Chase. He has been employed for 30 years with the TN Department of corrections and is addicted to the outdoors.