Pro Staff

Boyd’s Marine would like to thank the following Pro Staff members for their dedication to us and the fishing industry. Our Pro Staff members are loyal everyday fisherman who are willing to take time from their busy schedules to help us with boat shows, on water demos and general questions about the products that they use out on the water. Give us a call at (334) 794-2598 and we will be happy to set up an on water demo for you.

Meet Our Pro Staff

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Hallie Burnett

Capt. Hallie J Burnett runs a 2017 234 Sportsman Tournament Boat

 Career Highlights:

Boyd’s Marine 2016 Pro Staffer of the Year

Emerald Coast Redfish Circuit

2016 Standings

3rd Place Team of the Year

Emerald Coast Pro Redfish Series

2016 Standings

18th  Place Team of the Year

IFA Redfish Series

2016 Results

One of only 7 ladies and 2 lady boat captains out of a 286 angler field to compete in the 2016 IFA Redfish Series Championship.

October 21-22/Championship, Houma, LA  75th Place Finish in her rookie year.

Emerald Coast Redfish Circuit

2015 Standings

14th Place Team of the Year

Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club

2015 Standings

4th Place Team of the Year

hallie burnett


Clay Fortson

Clay fishes in a Nitro Z-9

Clay’s wife Caitlyn is a part of our team here at Boyd’s Marine in the Accounting Department

clay fortson


Les Bratcher

Occupation: Lester retired from coaching and teaching in 2011 after 31 years. He presently is employed by Big Bite Baits as their National Pro Staff Director. He is a member of the Wiregrass Sports Hall of Fame and is an avid anger. In his spare time he is the co-director of the Eufaula Bass Trail.

Marital Status: He is married to Pam Cochran Bratcher and they have one daughter Kayla.

Trails: Alabama Bass Trail, Eufaula Bass Trail, and various other regional and local tournaments.

Boat: Ranger 520Z powered by Mercury 250 Pro XS

Lester Bratcher

Lester Bratcher


Joey Caylor

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Occupation: Aircraft mechanic at Fort Rucker, AL for 25 years

Marital Status: Wife Lee Caylor, son Hunter Caylor

Tournament Trails: American Bass Association or ABA, Bass Fishing League or BFL

Boat Info: Triton 20 XS with 250 Mercury Pro XS

Recent Wins: 2013 Lake Martin Champion on Co-Angler side, Finished in 6th place at the end of the year points on the ABA on Co-Angler side and placed in 5th place at Lake Eufaula event in 2013 at ABA.


AJ Etheredge

As well as a Pro Staff member, AJ is a seasonal salesman here at Boyd’s. AJ is also involved with the Troy University Bass Team, fishing all major tournament circuits. He is currently pursuing the AL Bass Trail and the FL W BFL series to involve himself in a more professional tournament setting.

Collegiate Angler: B.A.S.S. Southern Region, FL W, Cabela’s and Fishlife Circuits

Tournament Trails: AL Bass Trail, FL W BFL, Boyd’s Marine Tournament Trail and Charity Tournaments

Boat: 2014 Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 w/60HP Mercury

Other Sponsors: Engel Coolers, Bayou Bug Jigs, Reel It In Baits

Achievements: Fishlife College Circuit 15 of 63 Pickwick Lake, Fishlife Collegiate Circuit Championship Qualifier, South Alabama Tournament Trail Top 15 Angler of Year.


David Caylor

Occupation: Self Employed

Marital Status: Wife Leslie Caylor, daughter Ashlie and Shelby

Tournament Trail: AL Bass Trail, ABA and BFL

Boat: Triton TR21 Elite 250 Mercury Pro XS

Recent Tournament Wins: AL Bass Trail & 2014 Lake Eufaula Champion


Mark W. Ammons, Sr.

Occupation: US Army retired 2007 aircraft systems instructor Fort Rucker AL 26 years of Federal Reserve, bus captain, Sunday school teacher at Crossroads Baptist Church.

Marital Status: Wife Melissa Ammons, daughter Silvia, Son’s Mark Jr & Aaron, Grandsons Westley, Matthew & Gabe.

Tournament Trails: American Bass Angler (ABA) Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series (ABTTS)

Boat Info: Triton 18 Explorer w/ 150 hp Mercury Pro XS

Last 3 Years Tournament Results: (ABA) 2010 one 2nd place finish, 2012 1st, 4th & 5th place finishes, 2013 one 2nd place and one 3rd place finishes (ABTTS 2014) and long standing member of BASS.

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Shane Powell

Shane graduated from Auburn University in December 2013. He was an active member of the Auburn Fishing Team with ten top 5 finishes in his college career. He was 2012 College Angler of the year among 600 anglers. Since graduating, he is continuing to compete on the local and professional level to work toward his goals in a fishing career.

Boat: 21 TrX Elite with 250 Mercury Pro XS

Highlights from 2012 to recent tournament finishes:

B.A.S.S. Central Open Lake Amistad, Del Rio, TX February 2014 25th place

B.A.S.S. College Series Bass Master Classic Bracket Grand River September 2013 2nd place

B.A.S.S. College Bass National Championship Lake Chatuge August 2013 3rd place

B.A.S.S. College Bass Wildcard Lake Pickwick June 2013 3rd place

FLW College Fishing National Championship Beaver Lake April 2013 3rd place

Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation Lake Eufaula March 2013 2nd place

GA Easter Seals Lake Eufaula March 2013 4th place

FLW College Fishing SEC Title Championship Lake Wiley September 2012 1st place

BFL Bama Division Lake Eufaula March 2012 4th place

College B.A.S.S. Southern Regional Lake Guntersville March 2012 4th place

FLW Southern Qualifier Lake Okeechobee January 2012 2nd place

shane powell