Vince Hurtado

Vince Hurtado

Apex 2022

In His own words:

I am a student of the game and a huge advocate for the
sport. Every opportunity that I have, I want to educate and involve youth in the sport. Fishing the first season of APEX reminds me of qualifying for the inaugural season of the B.A.S.S. Elite Series. It is a new foundation and platform for the West. It is a way for western anglers to take advantage of the media that is available and to fish “locally” and compete at the highest level without having to go East. I want to keep my family close and fishing here allows them to enjoy the sport with me and travel with me to the Pro/Am’s


Turlock, CA


2-time B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifier

Behind the angler:

Vince’s father started him bank fishing. Soon after, they moved to a boat. A friend’s success as a tournament angler, gave Vince the push into his first venture into competitive bass fishing, at the age of 20.

In the boat:

Flipping and punching mats with his Fitzgerald Titan Series rods are
Vince’s preferred presentation. His rigs include 80-pound P-line braided line, and any type of creature bait. He consistently carries a plethora of squarebill cranks from Lucky Craft, Duo Realis APEX and other custom-painted versions, a variety of spinnerbaits and Missile Baits D-Bombs and Destroyers.


Super Clean, Buck Knives, Garmin, Mercury, Bass Cat Boats, P-Line,
Fitzgerald Rods, Frenzy Baits, Genesis, 3:16 Lending, PMM