Name: Matt Johnson


Home Town:
Coon Rapids, Minnesota


Matt is a professional angler and promoter who owns and
operates Matt Johnson Outdoors, where he provides guided
fishing trips all year round and also offers fishing tips, fishing
videos, fishing articles, seminars and more. Matt has been
guiding since 2002 and guides the Metro Area Lakes,
Horseshoe Chain of Lakes and the Chisago Chain of Lakes.

Matt also owns and operates the Ultimate Panfish League
which started in 2002. Intended for both fun and competition,
the Ultimate Panfish League caters to those winter panfish die
hards looking to experience the weigh-in atmosphere as well as
share in a few laughs.

Open Water Tournament Experience:
Matt has been competing in open water tournaments since
2003 with 28 top 10 finishes to date and 6 "Big Bass" awards
throughout his career.

Sponsors and Partners:
Blackfish Gear
Thorne Brothers
Clam Outdoors
Today's Tackle
Mepps Tackle
Mister Twister
Rapid Marine
Lund Boats
Ice Team
Kahtoola MICROspikes
Gemini Jerseys
Mr. Heater

Other Accolades:
Matt is a fishing writer and has wrote articles for Internet
websites and paper publications:
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- Community/Local and County Newspapers

Matt also spends time giving fishing seminars across
Minnesota. Both ice fishing and open water.

Matt spends most of his time helping others learn about the
great sport of fishing. Whether Matt’s on the ice guiding
someone on a hot crappie bite, out in a boat casting for bass in
a tournament, or writing fishing articles, he always enjoys what
he does and makes it one of his goals to advance the sport of

When Matt is not on the ice or in the boat, he works for Clam
Outdoors where he is the Ice Team Manager, Clam Pro Staff
Director and Blackfish Gear Pro Staff Director. This position is
a perfect fit for Matt as he truly enjoys the sport of fishing year-

Matt also spends a lot of time on, and, as well as other Internet
fishing forums and social media pages, answering questions
and giving feedback. Matt’s ability to effectively communicate
with others and his ambition for the sport of fishing is where he
excels. Rain, snow or shine, any day to fish is a good day to

While most people think Matt's passion is on the water or out
on the ice, his real passion is spending time with his family and
sharing outdoor experiences with his beautiful wife, Tara, his
three boys Jack, Ben and Brody, and his daughter Callie!!!

Contact Info:
Matt Johnson
Phone: (612) 385-3379
Horseshoe Chain
Fishing Reports
Career Tournament Highlights
(Top 3 honors)
1st place finish - Lake Minnetonka
(Partners Group Classic - 2014)

3rd place finish - Lake Minnetonka
(Partners Group Classic - 2015)

1st place finish - Lake Minnetonka
(Ronald McDonald Classic - 2012)

3rd place finish - Lake Minnetonka
(Midwave Classic - 2012)

1st place finish on Lake Tetonka
(Southern LETS - 2004)

2nd place finish on Madison Lake
(Metro LETS - 2004)

2nd place finish on Clearwater
Lake (Metro LETS - 2004)

3rd place finish on Lake Waconia
(Metro LETS - 2004)

1st place finish on Lake Tetonka
(Catch-N - 2005)

2nd place finish on Lake
Minnetonka (Metro LETS - 2005)

3rd Place on Clearwater Lake
(Metro LETS - 2005)

1st Place on the Horseshoe Chain
(Heart of Minnesota - 2009)
Experience the Fishing...
Matt Johnson