The Kirby Creek Customs Pro Staff consists of dedicated anglers that share over a century of fishing experience. These anglers are passionate about the sport of bass fishing and even more passionate about Kirby Creek Customs Lures. If you have questions about any of our products we’d encourage you to contact one of our members on our pro staff to get all the help you need.


 

doug harrisDoug Harris, Loxahatchee, Florida

Doug is a very well experienced KCC angler with decades of experience. He frequently toughts his Facebook page with 12lber he catches on Florida’s best bass lakes! At 55 years old he’s not even close to slowing down. He works as a guide in Florida and fishes regularly! Doug has tournament fished and been a pro guide for 30 + years. When not fishing Doug also works in the cement industry. He is the owner and president of Harris Concrete, Inc and Wet Dreams Charters.


brent norrisBrett Norris, Clarkton, North Carolina

32 years old with 20+ years of experience bass fishing (over 25 years fishing in general).  I began fishing bass tournaments competitively around 10 years ago.   I grew up fishing mostly on Lake Waccamaw, Sutton Lake and Shearon Harris Lake,  Lake Tabor, Black River, Lumber River, Cape Fear River and Waccamaw River.  I also enjoy fishing Badin Lake, Tillery Lake, Falls Lake and Lake Norman.  I was nicknamed the Bassmaster in high school for my passion for bass fishing.  I am currently running a Triton TR-21, Johnson 225 HO motor, MinnKota Fortrex 80lb electric motor, Humminbird 1199HD si on console and an 898 si on the bow.  I fish Shimano reels, mostly Duckett rods, Power Pro / Berkley / Bass Pro line, and Owner hooks.  I am very versatile, I fish whatever technique it takes to get the bite.  I love crank baiting and jig fishing.  I usually get good ones for my area, but my personal best largemouth landed was an 8lb 8oz hog.  I also enjoy inshore salt water fishing/tournaments for Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Flounder.

I mainly fish between Little River, SC up to Southport, NC around the beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway.   The Lord has blessed me with a wife after my own heart that loves fishing, can cook and loves the lord Jesus Christ.  I was personally hit by a car on Oct 30 of 2014 helping an elderly lady that had just been in a collision.  I was slung down the highway and into a ditch about 20-25 yards away.  Jesus Christ protected/saved me from being killed or permanently crippled. God is so good and every day is a blessing!  I was saved at the age of 15 and have tried to live for Jesus every day since.  He saved me spiritually that day and since has saved me physically twice.  I put Jesus first followed by family next and everything else just falls in place!  My favorite Bible verses are John 3:16 “ For GOD so loved the world that he gave his only son (JESUS) for whosoever believes in HIM shall not perish but have eternal life!”  John 14:6 Jesus answered “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”  Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  I am gaining strength back every day and hopefully be back in full swing soon.

I was able to win a Chamber of Commerce team tournament on local Lake Tabor a couple of months ago.  I plan on fishing hard whenever a chance presents itself.  I work at a nuclear power plant in the electrical maintenance department.  My job requires long hours, weekend hours, night shifts, but I take advantage to fish whenever possible.  I always say “You can’t catch em at the house!”  The owner of Kirby Creek Customs (John Kellett) is a great guy that will go out of his way to answer questions, listen, and manufactures awesome products.  He matches whatever hatch you can dream of.  All I can say is what will that do for you?


blake pincombeBlake Pincombe, Hamilton, Ohio

My name is Blake Pincombe. I’m 26 yrs old. I live in Hamilton, Ohio. I started fishing with my dad when I was 2 yrs old, that was our first tournament fishing together. We have fished many since and still continue to this day. I spend 99% or my day thinking about something related to fishing. Kirby Creek Customs Baits are my favorite to throw. The little sammy in the extreme shad is my go-to bait. I also love teaching people how to Bass fish and showing them about the great outdoors. I really like taking one of my buddies that served in the military and did a tour in iraq, taking him gives me great pleasure and watching him learn new fishing techniques that enables him to catch fish, is an awesome feeling. I thank God for allowing me to be blessed to do that and have the life I have. I’m running a 201 Stratos pro elite with a 225 Johnson on it.


Michael Crotts, Land o’ Lakes, Florida

Michael W. Crotts spent his formative childhood years fishing the lakes in close proximity to his home. By age ten he finally convinced his dad to transport him to/from a local lake that rented Jon boats on Saturdays. This became more and more of a priority to him than horse playing with neighborhood friends. He transitioned into tournament fishing by age 13. The summer home his family owned on Lake Gaston, North Carolina, enabled him and his dad to participate in their first Bass tournament. The night before the tournament Michael spent a sleepless night at the kitchen table individually selecting lures, studying the lake maps he had created himself, and identifying the spots he wanted to fish. His childhood ritual of pulling “an all-nighter” before a tournament has since become his time honored tradition. It is during the pre-dawn hours of the early morning when Michael makes his final bait selections and methodically arranges them by type, color and size. The water color, depth, temperature, and vegetation are amongst the factors guiding the decision of which lures are individually chosen to enhance the tournament experience.

After coming to Florida on a fishing trip in 2012, and only returning to Virginia to sell his house and pack his belongings, Michael knew he had discovered his forever fishing home. Florida offered a year round fishing experience with some of the largest Bass in the country. To Michael’s surprise the baits he relied on while fishing in the Virginia region 7 bass tournaments didn’t deliver the same results in Florida’s aqua system. After testing hundreds of baits, he contacted Kirby Creek Custom Baits with several specific requests for a more realistic clear water bait. The first Kirby Creek Custom Bait Michael tried provided a bounty of fish and he has since been dedicated to the brand and to sharing with other fisherman the success he continuously experiences with John Kellett’s designs.


20150613_204219_6Jeremy Ritzie, Hamilton, Ohio

The outdoors has been a passion of mine since I was a child. My earliest memory of the outdoors was going fishing almost every weekend with my grandfather and my dad, starting when I was about 3 or 4 years old, at nearby Brookville Lake. We would pack up things and head for the lake each Friday evening during the summer. I was casting lures at that early age and even catching some fish.At about 15, I became an avid hunter as well, and I now spend a lot of my free time doing both. I hunt mostly waterfowl, ducks, geese and deer. My biggest hunting success came when I took down a 14-point buck. Talk about exhilarating!

I enjoy being out in a boat or out in the woods. I believe that in order to keep Americans hunting, fishing and doing other outdoors activities, we need to pass our knowledge to our youth. I have regularly taken teenagers and elementary school age students on Saturday fishing trips to show them the proper way to enjoy our environment. It is a great way to teach them about the outdoors and keep them off the streets and out of trouble. Recently, I started participating in local bass fishing tournaments and look forward to expanding my fishing horizons.