From the Werner Blog: When Werner Paddle’s pro-staff Guillermo Gonzalez (Fort Worth, TX) worked the Austin Canoe and Kayak Spring event with us, he said he was focused on his tournament fishing for 2015.  Well after strong finishes through out the KATS Tournament series and  2nd  in the Year end Championships, he found himself finishing the season as the runner up for Angler of the Year.  Seems like he was indeed focused! A huge congrats to you Buddy, well done.

Along the way it was fish like these monsters that got him to the top of the leader board.

Guillermo was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and raised in Miami, Fl where he started off kayak fishing for mostly snook, and tarpon in the backcountry of Everglades National Park. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where he found  tournament fishing in 2012.  Hard work paid off early and he won the very first tournament he entered!  He has been with Werner as a Pro-staff member since 2014 and uses a Kalliste: Hooked. Follow him and all our Hooked news on our kayak fishing specific Facebook album.