The Hookin'Eyez Fishing Team consists of Patrick Mertens (owner of Hookin'Eyez Fishing Promotions LLC ), Chris Osgood, Joe Mertens, Melissa Julich, Glenn Scholz and Jeff Leibham.
The team fishes walleye tournaments throughout the Midwest with memberships in the NPAA, TWF, MWC, AIM, SWC, (Sheboygan Walleye Club), and the BWC (Bago Walleye Club). We also support and fish many smaller local tournaments.
The team fishes out of a Skeeter WX 1880 walleye boat, powered by a Yamaha 200hp motor with a T-8 Yamaha kicker motor.
Patrick Mertens is Pro Staff for Ego Net, Smooth Moves Seats, Backwater Custom Tackle, St Croix Rods, Simms, Kit's Tackle, ITO Flies, Simms, The Red Glove, Vibrations Tackle, Northland Tackle, Mann's Bait Company, Vicious Fishing, My-Wedge Transom Saver, Kranky Custom Baits, and Offshore Tackle Company.