One of the true fishing professionals of Southern Oregon, like most of us, Troy Whitaker’s love of fishing developed early in life. However, Whitaker’s passion for fishing and the outdoors can be attributed to what many would likely refer to as an uncommon source. While his father honorably severed in the US Military Whitaker’s family moved often. And, with his father on duty, his mother and grandmother taught him how to fish.
Whitaker has since transformed his hobby into a career. He began managing a tackle store in Southern Oregon, prior to opening his own gas station and tackle store in Grants Pass, Oregon. Whitaker doubles as a fishing guide and since 2000 has conquered Southern Oregon’s trout, salmon, steelhead and bass. His knowledge of the Rogue, Chetco and Umpqua Rivers, as well as local lakes, has earned him accolades in Northwest Sportsman, the Medford Mail Tribune and Fishing & Hunting News. He also provides a weekly fishing report for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Daily Courier in Grants Pass.
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