Bruce Samson

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Bruce “Doc” Samson aka Doctor Sonar is a professional walleye angler who is known for teaching sonar/GPS/mapping to a wide audience through the Doctor Sonar Facebook page and

He has produced many DVDs instructing Lowrance and Humminbird customers on how to use their electronics and how to interpret their sonar so they can catch more fish.


Doc has published many fishing and electronics articles in these publications

In-Fisherman Magazine/In-fisherman Walleye Guide/Walleye In-Sider/North American Fisherman/FLW Outdoors/Walleye Wisdom/Western Walleye/Outdoor News/Minnesota Sportsman/USA Today


He is presently teaching electronics and fishing skills at the Resort Walleye Schools


Doc started fishing tournaments in 1985


1986 MWC Team of the Year

1986 MWC National Champion Missouri River

1987 MWC Lake Winnebago 1st

1999 PWT Devils Lake 1st

1999 Top Qualifier PWT West Division

2001 PWT Mille Lacs 1st

2001 Top Qualifier PWT West Division

2002 PWT Devils Lake 1st

2002 National Champion RCL Mississippi River

2004 Norb Wallock Memorial Teaching Award, Top PWT teaching Pro

2006 PWT Super Pro Series Ottertail Lake 1st

2012 AIM Lake Erie 1st

2014 AIM Leech Lake 1st

2015 AIM Leech Lake 1st

2016 Inducted in Minnesota Fishing Hall of fame


Doc actively works with the following companies as a promoter and product R & D.

Mercury Marine, Crestliner, Aqua-Vu, Berkley Fishing, Smooth Moves Seats


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