Meet the Angler: Max Wilson

Jul 1, 2021

Lance Kozic

Max Wilson is from Campbellsport, WI. Even though Max is one of the youngest PWS anglers fishing the circuit, he is no stranger to tournaments as he has over 150 to his credit.

During Max’s fishing career, he has over 50 top ten finishes and five wins. Max is also a two-time All-American United States National Predator Fishing Team Captain and a two-time MWC Team of the Year Winner. Max fished in the Green Bay H2H events last year in 2020 and is ecstatic to be a part of the PWS series in 2021. A big part of Max’s game on the water hinges on his electronics. Max loves to use Garmin’s Livescope system to target active fish and be as efficient as possible on the water. Wilson is also recognizable on the water and his fans know him for his flat brim caps and the term “Flat Brim Nation.”

It is safe to say fishing is in Max’s blood and, one of his greatest influences has been his grandfather. Not only a participant, but Max is also a tremendous fan of the professional walleye fishing world and considers many anglers to be his idols and role models. Max is a diehard walleye angler and very seldom targets a different species. When Max is not getting ready for a tournament, he is still on the water with some of his best friends chasing walleyes. Wilson works for Jared Fleukiger (fellow PWS angler) as a trophy deer hunting guide.

Max speaks to how the PWS series can push the boundaries of the walleye tournament fishing industry and how this season will be fun to watch with such a diverse schedule across the Midwest. His favorite body of water to fish is Lake Mille Lacs, and he is very excited about the PWS Mille Lacs event in June. Coincidentally, his least favorite body of water is the Mississippi River but he is still excited to fish the event held on Pool 2 in July. Max talks about how different the H2H format is and how he will need to adjust to having only 5 hours in a day to put up as much weight as he can.

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