From a tiny pond in Prince George County, Virginia to the Bassmaster Classic stage. It’s been one heck of a journey for Jacob Powroznik. Entering his sixth year on the Bassmaster Elite Series, J-Proz was the only Tour-level angler to finish in the Top 6 in Angler of the Year for five consecutive years (from 2012 to 2016) on the FLW Tour and Bassmaster Elite Series. Pretty good for a kid who started out hitching rides from his mom to fish a small pond located on a hunting club that his dad belonged to. “That pond didn’t even have a name, but it almost cost me my high-school diploma,” Powroznik jokes. “I fished that pond so many days I can’t even count. I might’ve missed a few days of school because of that pond, but it was what really got me going on bass fishing.”


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Jacob Powroznik wins the 2017 Classic Bracket

Jacob Powroznik defeated four anglers in five days to win this week’s Classic Bracket on Pokegama Lake. The Virginia pro caught 16 pounds, 11 ounces of bass Friday — compared to the 14-8 landed by Monroe — to earn the tournament’s automatic Classic berth. Full coverage of the Classic Bracket

BFLs To The

Bassmaster Classic Stage

Powroznik started his pro career by catching two fish in a BFL tournament on Lake Seminole in 2000, and has since racked up 48 Top 10 finishes, six wins, and nearly $1.5 million in career earnings. He finished fifth at the 2015 Bassmaster Classic on Lake Hartwell, and entered that season as the No. 1 ranked angler in the world in Bassfan.com’s World Rankings.


  • 48 Top 10 finishes (FLW and B.A.S.S.)
  • 6 career wins (FLW and B.A.S.S.)
  • #1 ranking in BassFan.com’s “World Rankings” (February, 2015)
  • 2014 Bassmaster Elite Series Rookie of the Year
  • 6 Top 10 finishes in Angler of the Year standings (FLW Tour in 2012, 2013; Elite Series in 2014, 2015 & 2016)
  • Winner of 2018 Bassmaster Classic Bracket
  • Two Top 12 finishes in Bassmaster Classic in three years (2015 & 2017)



Lowrance is your best friend this time of year

I can’t stress this enough: your electronics are your best friend this time of year. As we head into late winter, bait can sometimes be balled up on the bottom if you’re anywhere in the country where the water is still at its coldest.

Powroznik powered by Livingston Lures

When Jacob Powroznik made the decision to jump to the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2014, he did it with the support of a new title sponsor: Livingston Lures. It’s been a productive partnership for both: Powroznik has racked up three AOY Top 10s in four years, has won three Bassmaster Events, and is one of the favorites heading into the 2018 Bassmaster Classic at Lake Hartwell in South Carolina.

Powroznik getting ready to roll in 2018

Every off-season is a little bit different, but as I sort through my QUANTUM PT rods and reels and look ahead to the start of the 2018 season on the Bassmaster Elite Series, I can promise you one thing: I’m going to catch ’em this year.

Powroznik back on Quicksilver QCrew for 2018

Jacob Powroznik's eye-catching silver/black/blue QUICKSILVER PRODUCTS boat and truck wrap are easily among the most identifiable on the Bassmaster Elite Series. That signature wrap will once again be featured on J-PRoz's 2018 Ranger as Powroznik continues to utilize...

Powroznik Joins “The Family”

Russellville, Ar. (Feb 17, 2015) – Bass Mafia, a division of Mafia Outdoors, is proud to announce their affiliation with BASS Elite Series angler Jacob Powroznik. “We have a very strict criteria regarding who we endorse. Just because a guy can catch them doesn’t mean...

Powroznik Teams with V & M

Natchitoches, LA – V&M is proud to announce that effective immediately, Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Jacob Powroznik is joining the V&M family! With combined career earnings of just over a million dollars, Jacob has a track record of success in both FLW and...

Powroznik Joins Hi-Seas

Jacob Powroznik started his career fishing in the Bass Fishing League and eventually moved his way up through the Ever Start and FLW Series circuits. Powroznik joined the B.A.S.S Elite Series in 2014 and has not looked back. 2014 saw Powroznik take home Rookie of the...

Quantum adds Jacob Powroznik to Legendary Pro Team

With a Bassmaster Rookie of the Year title, nearly $1 Million in career earnings, and a proven ability to win from Toledo Bend to the windy smallmouth waters of Lake Michigan, Jacob Powroznik is positioned to represent any brand of rods and reels he deems worthy of...

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