My Fishing Authority is run by a team of fishing enthusiasts and our mission is to help novice fishers and advanced fishers alike gain insight into fishing and all that goes all along with it!

If you’re new to fishing or just want to learn more about your hobby, we welcome you to our site and our community, and we hope you find our resources helpful! We’d love to hear from you, whether that’s in a comment on one of our posts or a private message to our team.

Meet the Team

Wayne Hadden – Chief Editor

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You can contact me at whadden@myfishingauthority.com

Growing up in a large family with lots of boys and an avid outdoorsman for a dad, I learned to fish before I could even walk well (so my mother says). We lived in a lakeside community, so we had a bass boat and were out on the water every chance we had. When I was older, we moved to a coastal town and that’s when I fell in love with deep-sea fishing. Those memories are one of the reasons I love my job here at My Fishing Authority. I’m fully aware that for many people, planning a fishing trip may be the trip of a lifetime. Also, big fishing trips aren’t usually done by individuals. It includes groups of people, whether friends or family.

Cesar Nunez – Junior Editor

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Contact me at cnunez@myfishingauthority.com

My path to working for My Fishing Authority is an unusual one. First of all, here’s a confession: I never fished even once growing up. I was raised by a single mom, and she was just too busy to do things like take me fishing, even if she had an interest in fishing, which she didn’t.  However, my life changed when I was 21 years old. I was in college pursuing a Master of Arts in Rhetoric and Composition when some of my fraternity brothers invited me to go on a deep sea fishing trip. I quickly agreed, but to be honest, I was more excited about the time with friends than I was about the actual experience of fishing.  Since then I’ve become an avid fisherman, and being able to write about fishing here at My Fishing Authority is a dream job for me.

Clara Frank – Communications Manager

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Don’t hesitate to reach out at cfrank@myfishingauthority.com

I grew up in Arkansas, which has the nickname of “The Natural State.” In the 1980s and 1990s (and even still today), life in Arkansas is mostly outdoors. A lot of it has to do with the fact that much of Arkansas is rural, so there aren’t as many entertainment opportunities as there are in larger cities. However, it also has to do with the fact that Arkansans just really do enjoy the outdoor life.  With this upbringing, fishing, camping, and other outdoor activities were huge family activities for many families, including mine. I learned to fish at a young age, and it was second nature. I manage our social media accounts and serve as the public voice for our site. It’s great fun to be able to talk about fishing projects every day, and I never dreamed I’d have a job that allowed me to marry my love of the outdoors and the sport of fishing with my skills at communication.