Who is Chris Burns?

Chris Burns is a pro walleye fisherman who lives in Davenport, Iowa with his son, Nick.  Chris owns a successful dental lab cranking out new teeth for his dentist clients throughout Eastern Iowa.  We fished as a pro/co team during the 2007 and 2008 FLW Walleye Tour events out of a 2007 Ranger 620 we bought together.  We sold the Ranger at the end of the 2008 season to our Wisconsin friend, Mark Bray.   Chris became a Ranger pro in 2009 and fished all the FLW East tournaments out of a new Evinrude powered Ranger 620 he put on the water before the Red Wing event last April.  His co-angler partner for 2009 was Marti Barski from Chicago.   Because of our business move in January and affiliation with Premier Investments of Iowa in February, I only fished the Red Wing and Lake Winnebago events last year.  Marti and I did some pre-fishing  at Red Wing to help Chris and I was fortunate to win the event as the first place co-angler, fishing the last day with Ted Takasaki!  I’m very proud of Chris’s FLW success and encourage you to pick up a March issue of the FLW Outdoors Walleye magazine at Gander Mountain or your local book store to read the feature article Chris has about catching walleyes on the River–he has some neat tips and tricks you’ll want to take notes on and use on your River trips this season.   Good luck, Chris, in your 2010 tournament events!  Your pal,  Gary Speicher, NPAA #128

  4 comments for “Who is Chris Burns?

  1. Brian Mc
    March 16, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I just wanted to add that I have known Chris several years now on a professional level; being that I work at Gander Mountain and need new teeth…kidding aside, Chris and his son, Nick are always a joy to see whenever they come to our store. Chris’ wisdom and insight (in respect to walleyes and angling in general) he shares at the drop of a hat and I know several customers who owe their success to his generous sharing and passion for the sport. Being a bit hard-headed in my own presentation methods, I can’t say that I have gained in my results thanks to his input that proves him the better angler each time we venture out together. I look forward to checking out this new endeavor on the internet with regularity and between the many great days on the water to come, I hope at least once to best him at his own game, a tall order for anyone.

    The best of luck with the launch of your new sight!

    Brian McKee
    Sales lead/Product Specialist
    Fishing/Marine Dept.
    Gander Mountain

  2. Brian Mc
    March 16, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I just wanted to add that I have known Chris several years now on a professional level; being that I work at Gander Mountain and need new teeth…kidding aside, Chris and his son, Nick are always a joy to see whenever they come to our store. Chris’ wisdom and insight (in respect to walleyes and angling in general) he shares at the drop of a hat and I know several customers who owe their success to his generous sharing and passion for the sport. Being a bit hard-headed in my own presentation methods, I can’t say that I have gained in my results thanks to his input that proves him the better angler each time we venture out together. I look forward to checking out this new endeavor on the internet with regularity and between the many great days on the water to come, I hope at least once to best him at his own game, a tall order for anyone.

    The best of luck with the launch of your new sight!

    Brian McKee
    Sales lead/Product Specialist
    Fishing/Marine Dept.
    Gander Mountain

  3. March 17, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Hi, Brian! Thanks, again, for your kind works for Chris and Nick. I know you have a lot of “tips and tricks” of your own and encourage you to share them with your fellow anglers. We are grateful for your post and your well wishes. We will do our best to make this a fun site to visit on a regular basis! Gary Speicher, NPAA #128

  4. March 16, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Hi, Brian! Thanks, again, for your kind works for Chris and Nick. I know you have a lot of “tips and tricks” of your own and encourage you to share them with your fellow anglers. We are grateful for your post and your well wishes. We will do our best to make this a fun site to visit on a regular basis! Gary Speicher, NPAA #128

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