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Quinton Echols

Home waters: The Creeks and Rivers of Ohio

Jig master Quinton Echols is a firefighter-paramedic by trade. Chasing largemouth and elusive smallies is a relief from his tough job. He keeps his Hobie Pro Angler at the station so he can hit the water right after a shift. “Fishing helps me forget the nights at work, which are often filled with tragedy. Fishing is my escape, my passion, my peace, my way to cope,” he says. Echols won big fish honors at the inaugural Hobie Bass Open in 2014.

Articles by Quinton Echols

Hunting Summertime River Monsters

With the dog days of summer upon us, most fishermen in Ohio go deep, due to warm surface temperatures. With the days reaching air temperatures of 90 degrees or greater, ...
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Building a Waterproof Switch Box for your Fishing Kayak

2016 Hobie Top Gun Quinton Echols loves his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler so much, it's too painful to drill holes for rigging. Instead Echols finds no-drill solutions, like this waterproof ...
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