Jeff Burleson is a native of Lumberton, N.C., who lives in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in fisheries and wildlife sciences, and is a biologist and registered professional forester in North and South Carolina for Brigman Company.
Don Shoopman fishes for freshwater and saltwater species mostly in and around the Atchafalaya Basin and Vermilion Bay. He moved to the Sportsman¬ís Paradise in 1976, and he and his wife June live in New Iberia. They have two grown sons.