James Niggemeyer

FLW Angler and Guide on Lake Fork

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's My earliest memories of the outdoors included my Dad’s Cabela’s catalog. I spent hours making a mental wish list as a young angler. They have everything for the outdoors from what you put on your feet to what you on the end of your line. Known as the “Worlds Foremost Outfitter” Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are leaders in hunting and fishing retail. They serve the needs of the outdoor enthusiast from their website, numerous “destination” store locations across the country and through their catalogs.

GEICO In the affordable auto insurance market none is better than Government Employee Insurance Company. Widely recognized for auto insurance, the GEICO Gecko also offers “GEICO for your boat” I travel our countries highways and waterways to compete in every condition imaginable, so having quality insurance is a must!

Ranger Boats is iconic in the sport of bass fishing and synonymous with premium quality bass boats. I'm pleased to represent the brand, be a part of a great team and excited to fish from a Ranger boat as I compete across the country and while guiding on Lake Fork in Texas.

Nobody makes a more reliable, powerful, and efficient lineup of outboard motors than Mercury: VeradoPro XSFourStrokeSeaPro, and Jet. Backed by decades of innovation and leadership, Mercury outboards are built to go the distance, delivering legendary performance driven by forward-thinking technology.

The Lew’s brand and its many well-known trademarks are under the ownership of Peak Rock Capital and longtime Childre family friend Lynn Reeves. Reeves has made the promise and commitment to return the Lew’s name to its place of prominence in the industry, keying on the same principles by which Lew Childre originally founded the company … building innovative products that are lighter, faster and stronger.

Strike King Lure Company is royalty in the bass fishing industry. I am honored to be a member of the best pro staff assembled under one brand. Strike King Lure Co. has always been known as “#1 in Spinnerbaits.” Now that is said of the whole line of Strike King lures as they have the hottest and winningest baits in the tackle industry today. Offering a wide array of hardbaits, softbaits, jigs, topwaters and their prized wire baits that set the bar for the industry. Strike King Lure Company manufactures the lures that allow anglers to maximize the day whether out for an afternoon at the pond or fishing the last day of the Bassmaster Classic.

Lowrance has been a leader in marine electronics since it invented the first consumer sonar device in 1957 -- The Little Green Box. In the years since, Lowrance has never wavered from its purpose to push the envelope of innovative performance to help anglers find and catch more fish.

EGO The EGO S2 Slider is the fishing industries gold standard in nets. With that same integrity EGO is a company that produces the finest tools and accessories that make each day on the water more pleasurable. Culling beams, pliers, measuring boards and weigh in bags are all produced with to the highest of quality standards. 

Have to have a Powerpole on my boat after just one season with it. It has spoiled me with how many ways it makes me a more effective angler. A proven tool that gives me the ability to work over every inch of cover and fish even in gale force winds.

“Molecular Alteration” is the fundamental basis of “Nanotechnology”, which is a technology used to develop higher strength structural materials. After GAMMA processing, the “Molecularly Altered” filaments have an unprecedented combination of flexibility, shock resistance, strength, abrasion resistance, and low memory compared to filaments of the same or similar material composition. The resulting line is so unique, it’s patented. GAMMA provides the angler with more accurate casts, natural presentations, and greater fishfighting capability.


The keel of most boats is the center line running down the bottom of your boat. It generally protrudes and slices into the water. Because of this, the keel both slices the water first, and also bumps into concrete, ramps, docks, and rocky shores first. But it doesn’t have to. KeelShield was developed to protect your most vulnerable, and constant point of contact. Made of pure Urethane Polymers, this 5” wide rugged shield is the strongest and most durable protection for you keel from abrasions, scratches, and scars.

OWNER hooks The finest quality and innovation is what come to mind when I think of Owner hooks. When it comes to factors that hook and land more fish, hook choices, styles and design rise to the top of that list, which is why you find Owner products at the end of my line.


TH Marine TH Marine’s Atlas Hydraulic jack plate is one of the most unsung heroes on any boat, so I can maximize my performance regardless of what the conditions are like. Whether its the Hot Foot, Dual Kong Mount or endless variety of accessories that go on my Ranger boat TH Marine produces quality second to none.


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I spend a lot of time on the water and quite a bit of time behind the wheel getting to those destinations. I have my whole family in the truck, loaded with my Lance slide in truck camper and towing my Ranger boat down the highway I want the peace of mind that its all safe and secure. The people from Torklift manufacture the finest in towing equipment for truck campers and just about anything else you can dream up. I have tried the others and I am happy that I now have the best tools for the job. The Super Hitch, Super Truss extension, Stable loads, Original Fast guns and complete tie down systems make my rig road ready and Safe! I am happy to be a part of the Torklift Team!