Pro Spotlight: Mark Menendez

Mark Menendez

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Name: Mark Menendez
Age: 49
Hometown: Paducah, Kentucky
Years Pro: 23
Career Earnings: $952,802
Current World Rank: 197
Favorite Technique: Jerkbaiting
Boat: Skeeter
Motor: Yamaha
Tow Vehicle: Ford F250 Diesel
Fishing Sponsors: Tackle Warehouse, Lowrance, Strike King, Lew's reels, Berkley Line, Power Tackle rods, Bio Edge, Line Rite & Gerber Legendary Blades
Non Fishing Sponsors: Stay-N-Charge & Executive Inn

Mark Menendez's Gear


  • Designed specifically for fishing football jigs, the Power Tackle Football Jig Special Casting Rod delivers highly refined features and performance specifically suited to today's new style of extreme power fishing.
  • Precision engineered to excel at a variety of crankbait presentations, the Power Tackle Paragon Series Crankbait Casting Rods feature moderate-fast tapers, specifically suited to fishing reaction baits along with the premium components and features to provide long-lasting performance.
  • An innovative line of bass fishing rods designed for today's new style of extreme power fishing, the Power Tackle Paragon Series Casting Rods deliver the finest in components, features and technique-specific performance.


  • Lew's top-of-the-line reel, the Lew's Team Pro Speed Spool Casting Reel just keeps getting better with a new all-black look, beefed-up drag system, and the same ruggedly smooth functioning you'd expect from Lew's.

  • Extremely lightweight - weighing in at only 6.7-oz - the Lew's Tournament Pro Speed Spool Casting Reels offer fluid function and serious power in a compact, easily-palmable design.

  • Offering cranking, high speed and super high speed models - all with the same weight and design - the Lew's Tournament Speed Spool Casting Reel Series offers consistently smooth and powerful performance at a moderate price point.

  • 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.