Pro Spotlight: Gerald Swindle

Gerald Swindle

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Name: Gerald Swindle
Age: 45
Hometown: Warrior, Alabama
Tour: B.A.S.S. Elite Series
Years Pro: 20
Career Earnings: $2.06 Million
Current World Rank: 28
Favorite Lake: Beaver Lake
Favorite Technique: Skipping jigs under docks
Boat: Triton
Motor: Mercury
Tow Vehicle: Toyota Tundra
Fishing Sponsors: Zoom, Lucky Craft, War Eagle, Sunline, Humminbird, Quantum, Trokar, Odyssey Batteries, T-H Marine, MotorGuide, Oakley & The Rod Glove
Non-Fishing Sponsors: Toyota, Diet Mt Dew, Dude Wipes, HUK Performance Gear, ATX Wheels, Rigid Industries & GoPro

Gerald Swindle's Gear


  • Packed with performance and new technologies, the new Quantum Smoke Casting Rods feature new micro guides, new actions and a new patent-pending line weight indicator.

  • Featuring new actions, a new semi micro guide system, and a new patent-pending Line Weight Indicator, the Quantum Smoke Spinning Rods deliver red hot, tournament-caliber performance.


  • Back and better than ever with new features and technologies, the new Quantum Smoke 100 Casting Reel picks up where the original, winning Smokes left off.

  • Delivering ultra smooth performance well beyond its price range, the lightweight Quantum Smoke Spinning Reel is available in a blazing fast 6.2:1 and speedy 5.2:1 and 5.3:1 gear ratios.

  • Designed by 7-time BASS Angler of the Year and 4-time Bassmaster Classic winner, Kevin VanDam, the all-new Quantum Tour KVD 150 Casting Reels are the ultimate power fishing reels.