Industry Specific Achievements and Accomplishments:
My name is Mark Lassagne (luh-SAYN). I live in Dixon, California and proudly served our great nation as a US Marine. As a competitor, I love tournament bass fishing and have had some outstanding success competing up and down the West Coast. Besides tournament fishing, I own and run Bass Angler Magazine – a nationwide publication focusing on the how-to aspects of bass fishing.
During my career, I’ve had numerous wins and top-10 finishes. I’ve cashed a check on every tournament lake across the West Coast. In 2016, I was the California Bassmaster Federation State Champion. A few years earlier, I won the Black Bass World Championship in Mexico with Team USA. I’ve qualified as a pro angler for the APEX Pro Tour plus: five times for the Wild West Bass Trail Pro/Am Championship, four times for the West Coast Bass Classic, eight times for the MLF Toyota Series Championship, three times for the MLF BFL Regional, four times for the B.A.S.S. Federation Championship, not to mention the MLF Tackle Warehouse and the Bassmaster Tours.
The medium of television is a fun and rewarding venue to directly impact and educate anglers. I’ve worked with: The Informative Fisherman, Western Bass, Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, West Coast Bass, Bassmasters, Angler West, Pros on Tour, True Bass and others.
I’ve been a guest speaker on various radio shows, including: In Hot Water, Bass Edge Radio, Fish Talk Radio, Bass Radio weekly, Mighty 690, 1150 Extra sports, Shake Rattle & Troll, Ultimate Bass, Wishin’ I was Fishin’ on the Water, ESPN Radio, and Fish Bait Radio.
I’ve written a number of articles published in Game and Fish, Times newspaper, Bass West USA, Bassin’, American Bass Angler Magazine, CA Fish and Game, FLW Outdoors, Rabid Angler, Fish Sniffer, Field & Stream, Western Bass, TackleTour, and of course Bass Angler Magazine.
I’m honored to represent some of the finest companies in the fishing industry: Toyota of Walnut Creek, Marin and Sunnyvale, Ford of Fairfield, Price Simms Auto Group, Bass Angler Magazine, Bass Cat Boats, Mercury Outboards, NextGen Lithium, Okuma Fishing USA, Aqua-Vü, Garmin, Yamamoto, Tackle Box Labels and Top This Outfitters.
Non-Industry Achievements and Accomplishments:
While becoming engulfed in bass fishing, I also owned and operated a successful auto repair shop in Pleasant Hill, CA. I’m a former ASE Mater Certified auto technician, and during my time as a shop owner/technician, I specialized in troubleshooting and repairing difficult driveability problems. My shop was a highly rated AAA and AC DelcoTech repair shop with a stellar reputation for customer service.
As a Master Technician, I often inspected vehicles for BBB, various insurance companies, and attorneys. I’ve also been called upon as an expert witness for automotive mechanical and Lemon Law issues.
While building my fishing career, I was, for a short time, a licensed insurance agent and an investment advisor with Series 6, 7, 65, 63 securities licenses. Though working in the markets was enjoyable, the sales process of becoming a successful stockbroker was not.