Will developed an interest in hunting and fishing during his teens, and it was that interest that first attracted him to apply to work at Green Top right out of high school in 1990. Back then, Green Top ran a wholesale sporting goods business as well as a storefront, and that is why Will got hired to work in shipping for the warehouse. After that, like so many other long-time Green Top employees, Will worked in Receiving, and then on the floor in Clothing and Fishing. The Fishing Department became his home shortly as he developed into an assistant buyer for the department. From then to now, Will has spent almost ten years as a fishing buyer, seeing the store through many changes in the sport and in the industry. Will is an avid fisherman, and holds multiple citations. He has an Expert Angler award for Gar, and is also a Level Three (Fifteen different species!) Master Angler. Will's fishing adventures carry him yearly up and down the East Coast. He avidly pursues marlin and tuna, making him one of our few offshore experts, and it is in this capacity that you might catch Will out on the fishing counter helping a customer. Will is also very enthusiastic about local hunting and fishing. He hunts for deer and turkey during black powder, bow, and regular gun season. He also fishes in fresh and saltwater for many non-offshore species , but his favorites include striped bass, largemouth, crappie, shad, salmon and gar. Will is truly a diverse employee, and has worked his way into a position that suits him the best; even though he spends most of his time behind the scenes, he is just a phone call away for any customer that needs his advice or experience.
For the best information on your inshore and offshore fishing needs, come see Will…a member of the Green Top family since 1990.