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Harold has fished professionally since 1970.  He has fished BASS 29 years and has qualified for the Bassmaster Classic 15 times.  His finishes includes a 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th place.  He continues to work with BASS, helping with many events. Harold was inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame in 2015.  He continues to fish several tournament series and guides professionally for Living the Dream Guide service on Toledo Bend.

Gloria Thompson - Camp Director
Matt Loetscher

Matt has been fishing on Toledo Bend all of his life.  He fished on Louisiaa Tech's fishing team for 5 years in which time he travelled around the nation fishing collegiate tournaments on several circuits.  Matt knows the ins and outs of collegiate fishing teams & collegiate tournament fishing. He posted numerous top 10 finishes, including one FLW win and qualified for the national championships every year of his college career.  Matt has had a great year, winning an event and placing 2nd in another.  He is now fishing the Bassmaster Opens.  Matt guides with Living the Dream Guide Service




Harold Allen
John Dean

John fished BASS from 1983 to 1992 and qualified for the classic four times.  He designed & produced the Ribbit Frog.  He worked as design & production manager for Stanley Jigs for 9 years.  He continues to fish local tournaments and guides professional on Toledo Bend

Gloria and her husband JT own and operate Living the Dream Guide Service.  Please contact Gloria if you have any questions concerning the camp at or 318-990-9191.


Guest Speakers

Dave Mansue will be back again this year and we hope to have several guest speakers on board, schedule permitting, these include:


James Hall - Editor of Bassmaster Magazine


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