QCrew’s Powroznik prepares for smallmouth push at Elite Season enters final lap
By Joel Shangle

WADDINGTON, New York – QCrew Water Team member Jacob Powroznik isn’t shy about his affinity for smallmouth.

“I love me some smallies,” Powroznik says simply.

And smallmouth, apparently, love him just as much. Ever since Powroznik arrived on the Bassmaster Elite Series in 2014 – his Rookie of the Year season – the amiable Virginian has been a force on smallmouth-dominated northern fisheries: He won the 2014 Toyota Bassmaster Elite Angler of the Year Championship on the Bays de Noc, Michigan, catching 47 pounds, 6 ounces of smallmouth in two days

But Proz’s smallmouth success is hardly a recent occurrence: Seven of his 12 career B.A.S.S. Top 10s have been on fisheries containing smallmouth, and he’s racked up career Top 20s on smallie fisheries from one end of the country to the other.