Nathan Bloom, born 1976 in Carbondale, IL, caught his first bass from shore at Kentucky Lake using a Texas-rigged plastic worm – before he was 2 years old! It was a 2.5 pounder. As a third-generation freshwater sport fisherman, Nate has shared fishing stories with his family and friends since he could talk. All this early training paid off. Nate participates in many tournaments each year as a member of Courtesy Anglers with his partner Tom Burk.
October 2003, Nathan finished first place out of 200 amateurs all three days at the Citgo Bassmasters Southern Open Trail Tournament held on Lake Okeechobee, October 17-19, 2003. He weighed in 8 pounds more bass than his closest competitor on the first day and kept his lead to 5 lbs on the 3rd day (in spite of fighting a cold) to claim the top prize. Nate’s prize: a brand new $25,000 Skeeter bass boat with a 150 hp Yamaha engine!
Nathan lives in Orlando, Florida, with his lovely wife, Jackie, two young sons, Joey and Ethan, and his new baby daughter, Kenzie. He continues to avidly pursue the sport and shares his enthusiasm and tips with anyone who will listen.