Juan Acosta

Juan Acosta

Apex 2022

In His own words:

 I am looking forward to the APEX format, having to put together information and figuring it out quick. I like having to just show up and fish. The less practice the better. That will be exciting! I would love to meet the lofty goal of winning the APEX championship in the inaugural season and if I could do it all on a frog – even better.


Tracy, Calif.


Delta WWBT Pro/Am champion, two other Pro/Am championship wins, WWBT Angler of the Year title, three Snag Proof Open wins, UFC champion and over 50 team event wins

Behind the angler:

Juan’s dad introduced him to saltwater fishing at a young age. He later landed a job at a tackle store. He launched into competitive fishing at 25-years-old.

In the boat:

 Juan is a shallow water fisherman. He prefers fishing grass and banks. Topwater lures, frogs, ChatterBaits, flipping plastics, and crankbaits are his favorite ways to target bass. His California Delta arsenal also includes swimbaits and buzzbaits. His boat is full of a variety of Phenix Rods and his reels are spooled with Seaguar Smackdown and Tatsu Fluorocarbon..


Ranger Boats, Mercury Motors, Phenix, Seaguar, Genesis, Coyote Bait and Tackle, Huk, Rat-L-Trap