Introduction to Bass Fishing
HOME LAKE: Lake Pleasant, Maricopa County
Don has varied and unique experiences as an outdoorsman. His fields of expertise cover hunting both rifle and archery as well as fresh and saltwater fishing. He is Chartermaster and owner of Norstar Sport Charters and has organized saltwater sport fishing and scuba excursions off California and Mexican shores.
In 1999, Don joined the Arizona Boat Store as the first member of their State Javelin Team. Jon Andrews, Sales Manager and Team Director, along with a group of anglers promoting Stratos-Javelin bass boats and OMC marine products, was assembled. Over teh 1999-2000 season, the Arizona Boat Store became the number one Javelin and Evinrude dealer in the nation.
Don's appearances include the American Fishing Television Show, Good Morning Arizona and Fishing with Johnny Johnson. He further has conducted and participated in bass fishing seminars for Wal-Mart, K-Mart and various sporting goods stores in the Southwestern Region.
Don's passion has to be kids and fishing. He has worked to promote and participate in Valley Big Brother and Sister Annual Fish-A-Ree, Make A Wish Foundation, C.A.S.T and Pathway to Fishing and Cast for Kids. These programs have been developed for children including the physically and mentally challenged.
Don's goal is to expose his sponsors products and services to a serious marketplace while promoting good sportsmanship. His passion for the outdoors coupled with his extensive professional sales and marketing experience has made him a natural for the highly competitive world of bass fishing and performance bass boats.
Don McDowell is the host of "Shake, Rattle and Troll", a radio program on KFNX 1100.
A Tournament Professional, Saltwater Charter Master and Radio Personality.
Don hosts the exclusive fishing radio program in the Arizona market: "Shake, Rattle and Troll", airing weekly on Sunday mornings from 7-9AM (mst), on NEWS TALK 1100 KFNX.
Over the last 10 years, Don has created a niche in Arizona for anglers of all ages.
Don is currently fishing 7 regional circuits on Arizona Lakes and the Western Region FLW Series Tours:
Don is actively involved in the community and supports:
CASTING for KIDS
Don shares his love for bass fishing teaching seminars & Classes:
Co-Editor and contributing writer for Arizona Boating & Water Sports, "Tight Lines"