Team Fish Circus is a five-member, professional fishing team composed of two sets of brothers and one brother-in-law, three from the North and two from the South. Most recently, Fish Circus was featured on Fish Mavericks — an outrageous, one-hour sport fishing show from the producers of Duck Dynasty, Shark Week, and Auction Hunters.
Fish Circus – North consists of:
- Dave Schunke
David Schunke has been fishing his entire life. He has taken his craft from freshwater to saltwater and then to his true love — offshore canyon fishing. Dave spends a large portion of the year on the water, including several trips to the Bahamas on his boat. Dave also fishes over 15 major tournaments per year from Florida to Massachusetts out of a 39 — foot center console. He has published numerous articles in various fishing magazines, has several TV appearances, and has conducted seminars at various fishing and outdoor shows. In addition, he has participated in benefits and charitable events, such as the Make a Wish Foundation.
- Robb Pami & Chris Pami
Robb and Chris were born and raised in northern New Jersey. Growing up, they taught themselves not only how to fish fresh water but to have fun doing it. Their experiences ranged from sneaking into reservoirs to being dropped on a remote island by seaplane to fish for a weekend. On the boat they are Dave’s right and left hand, since he loves to say “I just drive”, which means what he breaks these brothers can — and do — fix. Their reputation as pranksters precedes and follows them wherever they go, and their sense of humor makes long days short. Being owners of a family construction business sometimes can sometimes make things tough because they don’t get a break from each other — even on the weekends. Their transformation to salt water fishing has been just like everything else they do in life: steady, methodical, meticulous and inventive.
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