My Story

My Story


Jim Root has always had a passion for the outdoors, capturing it on film and writing about it. Born and raised in Upstate NY, his parents taught him to fish when he was just 3 years old.  Now he uses his knowledge and ability to capture experiences on the water all over the world to share with others and help them improve!


Professional Angler- B.A.S.S./FLW

  • Top Ten at Inaugural ICAST Cup 2015
  • Featured on The Weather Channel
  • National Championship Qualifier


  • Author of the book Smallmouth Bass Fishing For Everyone
  • Past articles include:  Game & Fish, BAM, Fishidy, Weather Underground, Fishhound, Fishermans Central, and more
  • Almost 50,000 article views in 2017

Radio Interviews



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Jim Root with a young fisherman!
Great article about Jim’s trip to Geneva, NY to teach young men and women the importance of environmental stewardship and the art of fishing in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC). Click here to read it.
Jim Root speaks to students at Sidney Central School.
Jim Root speaks to students at Sidney Central School.
I was recently asked to speak to the students of Sidney Central School in Upstate NY. Click here to read the full article.