Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Angler
Adrian Avena, aka “Jersey Boy”, was born and raised in New Jersey. His love for fishing came when his father took him panfishing. Sitting by his father’s side, they would patiently watch for the bobber to “tic”. It didn’t matter if it was 5 minutes or 20 minutes, every tic made his heart jump wondering what on earth could be at the end of his line. Fishing today is no different for him. Every “tic” of his worm, every thud of his jig, and every time his crank bait rod loads up are the moments he lives for.
Adrian pursued his dream and competed on the Bassmaster Elite Series for three years (2016-2018). In 2019, he made the jump and will compete on the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour.
In the offseason, Adrian is passionate about saltwater fishing, bow hunting, home improvement, and spending time with family and friends.
Top Gear Picks
Revo Rocket Casting Reel
The Abu Garcia Revo Rocket Reels have rocket fast retrieve with smooth performance. These reels are the fastest low profile in the Abu Garcia Revo lineup. Perfect for walking the dog with topwater lures, burning spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, or crankbaits. These reels deliver the ultimate package for techniques requiring a quick retrieve.
Fantasista Premier Casting Rods
The Abu Garcia Fantasista Premier Casting Rods sleek design and high performance feature premium carbon blanks and 3M Powerlux 500 resin system. They deliver powerful ultra-light blanks with higher break strengths and improved impact and fracture resistance. The Abu Garcia custom Fuji soft touch reel seats along with Premium grade cork handles make the Abu Garcia Fantasista Premier Casting Rods one of the most comfortable and ergonomic fishing rods on the market.
Powerbait Chigger Bug
Packing ultra-aggressive action in a compact package, the Berkley Powerbait Chigger Bug boasts a super high and wide action never seen in another bait. Whether you are fishing it on a jig head, Texas Rig, or as a jig trailer, every bass in the county will know the Berkley Powerbait Chigger Bug is in the water! As with all Berkley Powerbait products, the Chigger bug is infused with Berkley’s legendary attractant that is proven to make fish hold on longer.
The Swim Jig has been researched and tested in both pools and the upper pools of the Mississippi river and time after time All-Terrain Tackle found that the Swim Jig “swam” better than any other jig on the market. Utilizing a 2x Mustad hook and plastic holders on the hook shank, this jig caught more fish than any other jig tested.