Our team consists of committed individuals with unique skill sets coming together to provide a best in class tournament series.
RON HENNE, JR - PRL TEXAS SOUTH & LOUISIANA SALTWATER ANGLER REDFISH SERIES
Ron Henne, Jr. is the founder and publisher of the popular Texas-based Saltwater Angler Magazine as well as the Saltwater Angler Redfish Series. Since its inception, the Saltwater Angler Redfish Series was recognized by, and has served as a qualifier for, the Redfish World Series World Championship. The Saltwater Angler Redfish Series added Louisiana to its series and partnered with Rubber Lip Round Up and Florida Redfish Tour to develop the Professional Redfish League.
Ron has been a full-time Texan since 2002 when he moved there from Jacksonville, FL. He is also still an active participant in many professional redfish tournaments in Texas and Louisiana and was the winner of the IFA Port Aransas event in 2015. Ron previously worked in the newspaper industry from 1988-2011 and when he is not running tournaments works as a field service technician in the oil fields. He is an excellent communicator, works closely with small manufacturers and business owners on advertising campaigns and marketing strategies, and always takes the time to build meaningful relationships with his sponsors and anglers. His honesty and integrity in all things as well as his philosophy of always “giving back” create sustained value in everything that he does.
Ron Henne, Jr.
LORI GOSEWISCH - PRL FLORIDA REDFISH TOUR
Gosewisch oversees sponsorship, creative development, digital engagement and communications as well as marketing and strategic planning for the NRL and the Sunshine Division. Gosewisch also manages the day-to-day operations maximizing activation and exposure for the organization and its partners. She continues to provide prestigious, well-organized tournaments of which participants, fans and sponsors are proud to be a part. Previously vice president of Florida Pro Redﬁsh Series and Pro Tournament Fishing Corp, Lori Gosewisch has been an inﬂuential and key contributor to the success and growth of the sport of redfishing.
Fishing has been a major component of Gosewisch’s personal and professional life. She grew up in central Florida, where ﬁshing is a way of life, and she has ﬁshed in and played a pivotal role in numerous tournaments. Her alma mater is Florida Southern College where she started out as a biology major with a strong interest in marine biology. She changed paths and received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration majoring in ﬁnance, marketing and economics and Masters of Business Administration.
JOSHUA SMITH - PRL TEXAS SOUTHEAST RUBBER LIP ROUNDUP
Joshua Smith is the founder and president of Reel Hard Saltwater Fishing based in Houston, Texas. Joshua has been an avid saltwater fisherman along the Gulf Coast since he could hold a rod in both hands. If he is not out fishing or putting on fishing camps for kids, he is planning and preparing for his next big tournament.
Since 2015 he has been running his own tournaments and has created the most entertaining and exciting events in the east Texas area. The winter of 2017 Joshua also hosted, and was the tournament director for, one of the largest charity fishing tournaments on the Texas Coast. The tournament had 662 teams and over 2,000 people in attendance. The Rubber Lip Round Up, Joshua’s most recent endeavor, provides a platform for him to apply his marketing talents and tournament experience to create unique Texas-style redfish series. He shares the same passion as his Professional Redfish League partners to bring life the most innovative and exciting professional competitive redfish league in the country.
LAUREN GOSEWISCH - SOCIAL MEDIA | ADMINISTRATION
While most teenagers are still sleeping in on the weekend, Lauren is out on the docks on tournament day lending a hand. She assists with scoring and manages the release of the redﬁsh on tournament day.
An honor roll student at Lakeland Christian School, in between her studies, she also manages the social media accounts for the league. Her passion for the environment, especially marine ecosystems, has motivated her involvement the with series. Lauren aspires to study Emergency Medicine in her college studies.