Pro Spotlight: Mark Menendez

Mark Menendez

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Name: Mark Menendez
Age: 50
Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
Years Pro: 23
Career Earnings: $952,802
Current World Rank: N/A
Favorite Technique: Jerkbaiting
Boat: Skeeter ZX250
Motor: Yamaha SHO
Tow Vehicle: Ford F250 Diesel
Fishing Sponsors: Tackle Warehouse, Strike King, Lew's reels, Berkley Line, Power Tackle rods & Gerber Legendary Blades
Non Fishing Sponsors: Stay-N-Charge & NorthStar

Mark Menendez's Gear



  • Weighing in at only 5.6oz, the Lew's Team Lite Speed Spool Casting Reel provides premium lightweight performance with all the features and technologies the most discerning anglers will appreciate.

  • Built with the tournament angler in mind, the Lew's Tournament Lite Speed Spool Casting Reel delivers lightweight, powerful performance you can count on when the stakes are high.

  • Offering a host of key features specifically for fishing braided lines, the Lew's BB-1 Pro Series Speed Spool Casting Reel features a braid-ready large capacity spool, oversized titanium line guide and an extra long crank handle.

  • Offering lightweight, tournament-caliber performance, the Lew's Team Gold Carbon Spinning Reel is packed with performance features including an oversized titanium line roller and wide spool to keep line twist to an absolute minimum.