Sounds of the Northwoods
Sounds of theNorthwoods

Chad Maloy


As long as he can remember, Chad Maloy has been fishing.

Maloy has fond memories growing up fishing with his father, Tom, and grandfather, Marx, on the Mississippi River in Lake City, MN. When Maloy moved to Fargo, ND, in 1997, he joined the fishing club, F-M Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. After attending his first meeting, he was hooked. He eventually found his way onto their board of directors where he served for over a decade and also served 3 terms as the clubs president.

“Walleyes are a very tough fish to pattern and figure out,” Maloy shares.  “The chase and the thrill of putting together the complete puzzle is what drives me.”

Maloy’s favorite pastime has lead to some friendly competition. He fishes the Masters Walleye Circuit, the longest running professional walleye circuit in the country. He teams up with Don Denning, whom he met at an F-M Walleyes meeting many years ago.

Maloy’s favorite lake year after year has been Devils Lake, ND. The lake offers the opportunity to catch fish using almost any method. Maloy has two favorite presentations. The first, casting a Northland Mimic Minnow to catch shallow water walleyes. The lures paddle tail has a great thumping action and the bait rolls from side to side on the retrieve. The single hook design is also very snag free. The second, jigging up deep-water walleyes using a darting minnow like the Northland Puppet Minnow. On the last day of the 2014 World Walleye Championship, Maloy and Denning brought in a 5 fish limit weighing over 36lbs.

Maloy also enjoys sharing his passion for walleyes. He is often found doing seminars, promotions and youth fishing clinics to help others become better anglers.

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Tedd E Wisner

Inventory Control Manager/Data Administrator

Favorite Northland Bait: Buck-Shot Spoon
Years worked at Northland: 12
Favorite species of fish: Walleye
Favorite season to fish: Winter
Who taught you how to fish?: Father, Grandfather and Uncle
Angling hero: Al Lindner
Non-angling hero: Jimmy Buffett
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite food: T-Bones and Shrimp
Favorite sports team: Minnesota Vikings

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