Gary Klein

Pro Tournament Angler - Mingus, TX
    Northern California
    Mingus, TX
    Gary Klein

         I was born and raised in Northern California and began competing in bass fishing tournaments while a sophomore in high school. I started fishing BASS in 1979 and won their second tournament I entered on Lake Powell. Also that year, I lost the coveted Angler of the Year title to Roland Martin on the last day of the last tournament by a mere 1lb 4oz. Since then I have won the prestigious AOY title twice. I moved to Texas in 1988 and currently reside in Mingus with my wife and two daughters. I enjoy spending time fishing and hunting with my family along with exploring primitive survival skills.



  • Major League Fishing Co-Founder

  • 2 BASS AOY Titles

  • 30 BASS Classic Qualifications

  • 8 BASS Tour Titles

  • Top 10 BASS All-Time Money Winner

  • US Open Champion

  • 2 FLW Tour Titles

  • 6 FLW Championship Qualifications

  • Gold Medalist ESPN Great Outdoor Games

  • 2 Silver Medals ESPN Great Outdoor Games

  • Top 10 Ranked ESPN Greatest Angler Debate

  • World Championship Fishing Champion

  • World Championship Fishing All Time Money Winner

Gary Klein's Gear

  • ProDry Fishing Jacket

  • ProDry Fishing Bib

  • Simms Challenger Boat Shoes

  • SolarFlex Crewneck Shirt - Graphic Prints

  • Guide Pants

  • SunGaiter

  • SolarFlex Guide Glove