Nick Cloutier

Oakley, CA

In his own words

I used to race motocross before this. Now, I have two boys and love spending time with them. I also like spending time developing my own baits and have my own bait company – Cloutier Custom Baits. The colors that I create are for the West Coast and the western fisheries. I am looking forward to the APEX format, the circuit being televised and fishing against the top 32 pros on the West Coast to showcase our skills and see who comes out on top.


  • 3x Apex top 10 finishes
  • 2x wwbt pro am top 10 finishes
  • MLF top 10 finish
  • Won bass ca open top 10 finish
  • 2023 American Bass Association basscat shootout champion


Behind the Angler

Nick began fishing with his grandfather and his tournament life launched at the age of 18.

In the Boat

Nick’s favorite technique is punching.

He fills his boat with his own
Cloutier Custom Baits punch skirt, Woo! Tungsten never chip punch weights, P-line 65lb braid and G-ratt Con frogs to get that done. He also carries Cloutier Custom Baits vibrating jigs, G-Ratt’s Sneaky Pete glide bait, a variety of Phoenix Rods 804 & 805 recon elite punch rods.


  • Ranger Boats
  • Mercury Marine
  • Gone fishin Marine
  • Phoenix Rods
  • Nextgen Lithium
  • P-line
  • 1st gen fishing
  • Garmin
  • G-ratt Baits
  • The Bass Hole tackleshop
  • Woo-tungsten
  • Cloutiercustombaits