Nathan “Shags” McLeod and Adam Voight interview Captain Tommy Bench, Owner and Operator of Gasconade River Guide Service, while fishing the Gasconade River.
Captain Bench has built a reputation as one of the most skilled guides in the Missouri area, with a vast knowledge of the Gasconade River and its surrounding areas. His passion for fishing and deep understanding of the river’s ecosystem make him an invaluable resource for anyone looking to explore the river’s vast offerings. His expertise has earned him numerous accolades, including several tournament wins, making him a highly sought-after guide for anyone looking to catch smallmouth bass in the Gasconade River.
Topics Discussed: How he got into the guiding industry, Goggle-eye bass, Legends of the Outdoor Hall of Fame, the growth process of fish, the impact tournaments have on the ecosystem, the importance of teaching our children to fish, the Big Piney, not being “just” a smallmouth angler, the public access misconceptions, what a day with Tommy entails, mystery bait bucket and more.