Meet Kurt Smits – Kayak Fishing Pro Staff

Kurt Smits – Team Dakota Lithium – Kayak Fishing

Hometown: Terrace Park, Ohio

Just a guy with a fishing addiction that can’t be helped. Nothing better than chasing big fish with good people all around the country and the amazing lakes that we have.

Sport of choice in the winter? Summer?

Fishing for both season in SW Ohio. We normally have open water and I just switch from black bass to stripers.

What circuits do you compete in?




Wins, Accomplishments, and Big Moments

National Champion 2017

East West Harbor Trail win 2018

East West Harbor Pro win 2019

How did you start in your sport? (What’s your origin story?)

Some friends were going to the KBF Open on Ky lake in 2016 and I went along and got hooked.

What is your favorite Dakota Lithium Product & WHY?

The battery that powers my fish finder because that’s how I find my fish.

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