Aaron Proper currently resides near his Titusville, PA, childhood home after pursuing his career in Rock Hill, SC, and Latrobe, PA. Fishing has always been a part of his life, starting with days of exploring every water accessible by bicycle for trout, bass, and panfish. After purchasing his first kayak in 2015 for solo fishing trips, he quickly found community of like-minded kayak anglers through social media and accepted the challenge of Catch-Photo-Release tournaments. Aaron participates regularly with Kayak Anglers of Western Pennsylvania and other tournament series in Western Pennsylvania, as well as the Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) Monthly Statewide Challenge Series. In 2018, Aaron had first place finishes in team tournaments on Presque Isle Bay and Kahle Lake, as well as a second place individual finish on his home lake, Justus Lake. While excelling in finesse and light tackle bass fishing techniques, the choice of the stable Bonafide Kayaks SS127 for his main fishing platform allows Aaron to continually expand his tactics and equipment to be more versatile and competitive on new and diverse fisheries. Aaron is proud to serve on the Pro Staff for American made and veteran owned Tricky Phish Bait Company.
“There’s so much more to kayak fishing than just a plastic boat and a fishing rod… there are places you can explore, the friends you make, the things you learn, the challenges you overcome, and the positive impact you can make.”