Meet the Angler: David Kolb

Jul 27, 2021

Lance Kozic

David Kolb is from Grand Blanc, Michigan, and is a long-time professional walleye tournament fisherman.

He has an impressive fishing resume, notably with some defining career wins for the 2003 RCL, 3 MWC wins (2003, 2010, 2013), and a 2019 NWT win on the Sault Ste. Marie. 

David was formally an engineer and also worked in the automotive industry. He says he got into the real estate world and buying houses and is now a landlord. For his family, David has three children, two girls, and a boy. When David is not on the water fishing, he spends time with his girlfriend Bobbie and their two dogs. 

David’s home body of water is Saginaw Bay, but his favorite body of water is to fish in is Lake Erie. David considers himself a Great Lakes fisherman. When asked when his favorite time of year to fish is, he notes that the Detroit River is a blast to fish in the spring because there can be an exciting jig bite. 

Aside from the Detroit River and Mille Lacs Lake, David says that he hasn’t been to the other bodies of water and is looking forward to fishing those bodies of water. Heading into the PWS season, he says that he doesn’t have one strong suit tactic-wise and that he will do whatever it takes to get them in the boat. David isn’t big on custom colors and focuses on maximizing his time in the water with the right baits. He notes that he is a very efficient fisherman and will need to strategize differently for PWS based on the different tournament formats.

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