Paul Hodges

Glendale, AZ

In his own words

For me, family is first, fishing is second and hunting is third. I am looking forward to the APEX stepping up their game to allow fisherman to make more money in competitive fishing on the West Coast.


2-time qualifier FLW Championship, current WWBT Arizona Teams Tournament Director, landed a dropshot fish from depths over 100-feet

Behind the Angler

Paul grew up fishing the local lakes of Arizona with his
family for bass and crappie. As an adult, he furthered his interest in bass fishing, which evolved into tournament competitions in 2002.

In the Boat

A Cumberland Craw jig is Paul’s preferred lure. His boat’s stockpile includes four jig rods and four dropshot rods at all times. He never leaves home with plenty of Yamamoto plastics for his jig trailers and Roboworms for those rigs.


  • Gary Yamamoto
  • Custom Baits Garmin
  • CED North
  • Square D
  • A & M Graphics
  • Hurricane Fence
  • PH Custom Lures
  • Gibbs Propellers
  • Wickenburg Marine
  • AZ Truck Pros
  • Pro-Swimbaits
  • Taipan Rods
  • Protect the Harvest
  • P-3 Electric, LLC
  • Bridgfords Foods
  • Torch Eyewear