Bill Schultz lives in New Berlin, WI. However, he spends a good deal of time in his adopted home town of Sturgeon Bay, WI chasing big water smallmouth bass in this nationally recognized Mecca of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Since catching his first smallie in 1994, he has caught and released almost 19,000. Bill is a sought after speaker at sports shows and fishing events in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois, most multiple times. His sellout talks the past six years at mega-show, Canoecopia in Madison, WI, have turned hundreds onto the tremendous opportunities and excitement of kayak fishing for smallmouth bass on lakes and rivers throughout Wisconsin. Bill is also a contributing writer for a number of top web sites and magazines, He has written articles for, or been featured in, On Wisconsin Outdoors, Kayak Angler Magazine, Outdoor Life and Bassmasters Magazine. A two-part segment on Outdoor Wisconsin on kayak fishing was aired a number of times over the past few years throughout Wisconsin.
After many years of fishing, Bill discovered kayak fishing in a big way 10 years ago, and says, “I love the quiet, ability to fish waters it would be tough to reach without a kayak and I enjoy the exercise aspects of kayak fishing”. Sharing his passion for kayak fishing and chasing smallmouth bass has become a passion for him. Along with the Jackson Kayak Pro Staff, Bill is on the Pro Staffs for Aqua-Bound/Bending Branches Paddles, St. Croix Rods, Malone Auto Racks, Uncle Josh/Kalin’s, Crestliner Boats and Mercury Marine. He also has sponsorships with a number of fishing and outdoor companies.