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Spencer Deutz

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Spencer Deutz, from Moorhead, MN, has been involved in competitive sports since he was three years old. He turned his efforts to competitive walleye angling when he was 15 and started fishing professional events at the age of 20.

Spencer has fished in FLW and MWC events as a professional. He competes in the Masters Walleye Circuit and also fishes various events including AIM, Angler Young Angler, Devils Lake Casino and the Devils Lake Chamber of Commerce tournament. He has had ten top ten finishes with his best being crowned champion in 2016 at the AIM Devils Lake event with his wife Carley. He is also a 6x World Walleye Championship qualifier.

Spencer has become the lead for the National Professional Anglers Association’s Future Angler Foundation leading many youth and family fishing clinics around the Midwest. Since 2011, he has educated over 1000 kids on the importance of Aquatic Nuisance Species, fish identification, on the water safety, knot tying and much more.

Spencer’s current sponsors included: Yamaha Outboards, Ranger Boats, Luther Family Buick GMC of Fargo-Moorhead, Sunbutter Sunflower Buttler, Vision Bank, AireWave Pedestals, Moritz Sport and Marine, Optima Batteries, Sanford Health Healthcare Accessories, Northland Fishing Tackle, Off Shore Tackle and XTreme Signs & Graphix of Devils Lake.

Professional Angling Resume

Education

Orthotic Practitioner: Specialty Degree
Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
June 2011

Bachelors of Science: Exercise Science & Wellness
May 2009

Experience

  • Implementation of mutual benefits through partnership activity
  • Create engaging audiences and meaningful experiences that helps my partners reach their objectives
  • Construct viable opportunities to ensure that value is returned to my partners
  • Direct sales of partners’ product to retail stores and consumers through education, demonstration and media outlets
  • Manage and update all web content at www.deutzfishing.com through web content managing software

Youth Education

Lead for National Professional Anglers Association’s (NPAA) Future Anglers Foundation (FAF) Kids Fishing Clinics

Location: Midwest Since 2011

  • Taught over 1000 kids about the sport of fishing since 2011
  • Educated these kids on the importance of Aquatic Nuisance (ANS), fish identification, on the water safety, knot tying and fish education
  • Organized and completed over 30 Youth Fishing Events
  • Created press releases for each event and ensured proper distribution throughout the outdoors community

Events Organized and Completed

Location: Midwest 2011-2017

  • 34 Future Angler Foundation Kids Clinics
    • MN, ND, SD, WI and OH
  • 4 Lil Fisherman’s Derby’s
    • Moorhead, MN
  • 2 Fargo, ND YMCA Youth Ice Fishing Clinics
  • 2 Fargo, ND Parks Ice Fishing Clinics
  • 3 Courts Plus Spring Youth Fishing Clinics
    • Fargo, ND
  • 2 Fargo, ND Dike West Youth Fishing Derby’s

Top 15 Tournament Finishes

  • 2009
    • 3rd Full Throttle Devils Lake
    • 1st Full Throttle Ashtabula
  • 2010
    • 2nd MWC Devils Lake
  • 2011
    • 3rd MWC Lake Oahe
    • 7th MWC Cass Lake
    • 12th MWC Devils Lake
  • 2012
    • 12th Chamber Devils Lake
  • 2013
    • 12th MWC Lake Oahe
  • 2014
    • 4th MWC Devils Lake World Walleye Championship
    • 7th MWC Cass Lake
    • 15th MWC Big Stone Lake
    • 15th AYA Devils Lake
  • 2015
    • 2nd AYA Devils Lake
    • 3rd ND Teen Challenge
  • 2016
    • 8th Spirit Casino Devils Lake
    • 10th ND Teen Challenge
    • 2nd AYA Devils Lake
    • 1st AIM Devils Lake
  • 2017
    • 8th Devils Lake Chamber

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Favorite Northland Bait: Whistler Jigs
Years worked at Northland: 5
Favorite species of fish: Walleye
Favorite season to fish: Summer
Who taught you how to fish?: My uncle Dan Schrupp
Angling hero: Jim Burch
Non-angling hero: James Lofgren
Favorite color: Teal
Favorite food: Pizza from the Garden Grill
Favorite sports team: Minnesota Twins and Vikings

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