John Stoughtenger


Sep 28, 2018

Professional angler John Stoughtenger of Waterloo shows off Lake Erie bass that helped him place fifth in the Co-Angler Division at a recent tournament.

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LoveBug Lures Expands Pro Staff With FLW Costa Series Angler; Waterloo Resident


  Charlie Love, the owner of LoveBug Lures, has announced that he is fully committed to sponsoring John Stoughtenger for the rest of the 2018 and the entire 2019 bass fishing tournament Season.  While speaking with each other, it seemed like a good match. John is an aspiring local professional fisherman and a veteran as well. 

Stoughtenger, in his initial season as a FLW Co-Angler, had a top 5 fish as well as finishing it the top 10% of all co-anglers nationally to fish the same circuit. While finishing in the top 10%, Stoughtenger also qualified for the FLW Costa Series Championship on Lake Guntersville in Alabama the end of October.

“Charlie is an outstanding man who explained to me the high quality of detail and products that he produces. Charlie is fully committed to his team, he drove about an hour to drop off some baits to assist me in finishing 5th place in the Lake Erie event earlier this year. Sometimes you have a gut feeling about a person and their product that makes total sense,” Stoughtenger said.

Local Fisherman Gets Lure Co. Sponsorship | SDN

Sep 20, 2018 - John Stoughtenger. Baitworx Fishing Lures Expands Pro Staff With FLW Costa Series Angler”. Baitworx Fishing Lures, Jeff Young the owner ...




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Waterloo man named co-angler of the year

John Stoughtenger of Waterloo was named CoAngler of the Year by the New York State Bass Federation in his first year of fishing with the Federation.To earn the award, Stoughtenger amassed the most points in the CoAngler (non-boater) division. Points are awarded for placements in the organization’s three annual tournaments. Stoughtenger placed 12th in the Cayuga Lake tournament, fifth at Messina-St. Lawrence River and 7th at the Oneida Lake Tournament. Placements are determined by the weight of the total catch of five bass.Stoughtenger has been fishing since he was a kid, and has been fishing in tournaments for 12 years, always in New York State.“It’s peaceful, relaxing, and you meet new people,” he said.Stoughtenger is a member of the New York State Bass Federation and Barge Canal Bassmasters. He is President of Waterloo Rotary, a member of Rotary District 7120 Youth Exchange Committee, and chairman of the Waterloo Rotary Carp Derby. Stoughtender also is president of Waterloo Business and Professional Association, and a member of Celebrate Commemorate. He is an accomplished woodworker and custom fishing rod builder.He and his wife, Nancy Oldfield Stoughtenger, own Nan John Fine Arts located at 11 West Main Street, Waterloo. For more information about John, go to



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