David Swendseid

Bend, OR

In his own words

I wanted to be a part of APEX because of how it is slated to change the fishing industry. APEX is about to introduce a historic event – the first professional tournament – ever – probably in the U.S – for sure in the West Coast – with no entry fee. You go and you just go battle. This is what I want to be a part of. – something that impacts the sport – something that guys will see and say HOLY SMOKES.


Invented lure techniques -Turbo Cranking, worked lure development on Yakama’s Timber Tigers and Brush-Baby, named and refined the Flick-Shakin’ technique – later adopted by Jackall, developed LuckyCraft accounts in America, introduced Toray Fluorocarbon and the T-Shot line management presentation, USA R&D Specialist Manager for DUO International, invented and named Spybaiting technique – recognized as one of the historical milestones of the sport in Bassmaster’s 50th anniversary issue, 6-time top-12 finishes Oregon B.A.S.S. Federation, 2-time FLW Tour qualifier, landed official Oregon State Smallmouth Record in 1997, featured in domestic and international publications in Japan, South Africa, Malaysia, China, Spain, France, Holland, including Bassmaster, FLW, Bassin’ Magazine, Bass Anglers Magazine, In-fisherman, Northwest Sportsman, American Bass Magazine, BASS Times, Pesco, SA Bass, Out of Doors Canada, LURE Magazine (Japan), Angling Bass (Japan), Lure China, The Bass Angler (South Africa), Rod and Line (Malaysia and Japan), and Rod and Reel (Japan)

Behind the Angler

David’s foray into fishing developed after one of the foster families he was living with set him on the bank with a rod in his hand. When the line came to life with a fish on the other end, David was mesmerized by the movement. His first bass fishing adventure came later, after school, in a rowboat, dragging spoons. Eventually he joined a bass club, bought a boat and started to education himself on bass specific lessons. He fished through the club ranks and moved on to the circuits.

In the Boat

David loves any technique. He just loves fishing. He is stronger at moving, finesse presentations and punches very rarely. David won’t leave the dock without his time tested and proven Lithium Pros batteries.


  • Lithium Pros
  • Raid
  • Roman Made
  • Ayumu
  • Allison Boats
  • Seaguar
  • Daichi Hooks
  • XPoint Hooks
  • DUO
  • Nano Hooks
  • Garmin
  • Fastbass Marine
  • Woo! Tungsten
  • Realis