2019 Anglers

Capt. Barnie White & Capt. Chad Dufrene

Captain Barnie White 

From: Brewton, AL

Capt. Barnie White was raised fishing the rivers and ponds of South Alabama by his father, Steve. The pair began redfish tournaments in 2002. His passion for the sport has been growing ever since. He has accumulated quite a record over that time.  He has several career wins and Team of the Year titles spanning over several different redfish tournament circuits to his credit. Barnie, being an avid outdoorsmen, loves to hunt as well. He also likes to pass on his knowledge of the outdoors to others, especially younger generations.  Barnie is a 4H Sport Fishing Instructor and teaches kids all across Alabama how to fish.  One of his favorite students is his daughter Malin. Barnie and his wife, Andrea celebrated 22 years of marriage in 2019. He is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a BS in Environmental Science. Barnie works for the Poarch Band of Creek Indians as an Environmental Health Specialist where he gets to incorporate his love of nature into his “real” job.

Sponsors: Blazer Bay, Mercury Outboards, Shu Shu Lures, Scout Properties, Optima Batteries, Minn Kota, Hummin Bird, Duckett Rods, Power Pole, Sea Tow, Shields Insurance Agency, L&M Marine

Captain Chad Dufrene

From: Galliano, LA

After receiving his Bachelors of Science & Masters of Science and teaching and coaching for 10 years at the University of Southern Mississippi and the public school systems in Mississippi and Alabama, the lure of the marshes called Chad back to Louisiana. In the spring of 1998, Chad Dufrene joined his father in charter fishing to pioneer his own legacy in the guiding business.  In 2014 Capt. Chad Dufrene moved the business to the marshes of St. Bernard Parish to the fishing village of Delacroix Louisiana.

Sponsors: Minn Kota, Humminbird, Talon, Optima Batteries, Penn, Spider Wire, Majek Boats, Bomber Lures, Breakline Sunglasses

14 Major Tournament Wins, 2 Championship Wins (IFA & HT Team Championship), 2 Team of Year Titles, 26 2ndPlace finishes

Barnie and Chad met in 1999 when Barnie and his dad took their first inshore charter trip with Capt. Chad Dufrene. The two paired up in 2010 and have several tournament wins and many, many top 10 finishes.