Kinston, N.C.
Current city
Spanish Fort, Alabama
Favorite paddle
Navigator Wood Kayak Paddle
Favorite fishing spot
Gulf of Mexico and South East Louisiana
Originally from North Carolina, Benton’s childhood was spent fishing with his family up and down the Carolina coasts. A move to central Alabama in the early 80’s introduced him to fresh water fishing, where he frequented the Tallapoosa River and Lake Martin areas. In the mid – 90’s, Benton moved to the Mobile Bay, Al. area, where he has been since, fishing the lower delta, Mobile Bay, and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Now, as a seasoned veteran Benton finds himself fishing every kayak fishing tournament imaginable from the west coast of Florida to the bayous of Louisiana.
2012,2014, and 2015 IFA Kayak Tour Champion
2014,2015 IFA Kayak Tour Louisiana Angler of the Year
2014,2015 IFA Kayak Tour National Angler of the Year
2012,2013,2015,2016 member of team USA at Hobie Worlds