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 Lowe Pro Staff

John Quarles


When John isn't in the office working for NASA, you'll find him out fishing, camping, hiking, leading Scouts on adventures or competing in walleye tournaments. John is an avid outdoorsman who loves to be out under the open sky. He lives in the Denver metro area with his wife and two kids and keeping his family a priority—his mother and his in-laws live within blocks. He is a strong supporter of Boy Scouts where he is currently a Cub Master and Den Leader for Cub Scouts. He hosts several outdoors events for Scouts and works to build strong bonds between the community and Scouts.

In addition to being a member of the Lowe Boats’ Pro Staff team, John is also sponsored by Cabela’s, Mercury Marine, Wiley-X, Aqua-Vu, and Salmo Lures to name a few. He is also an active member of the Colorado Walleye Association (CWA) and NPAA (National Professional Anglers Association) where he promotes their Future Anglers program.

After visiting the Lowe headquarters in Lebanon, MO. John had this to say:

“With my history in aerospace as a quality manager, it was really a treat to see the manufacturing process,” John says, “Their assembly line is extremely versatile, so they rely on actual craftsmanship. I mean, these guys are artisans at work.”

Fishing Machine 1810

  • Mercury Verado ® 150-hp engine
  • Mercury 9.9-hp Kicker Motor
  • Mercury Verado ® 150-hp engine
  • Stand Up Top and Side Curtain System
  • Favorite Feature: Dual Livewells
  • Rear bench conversion and bow cushions
For John and his partner dual livewells is crucial in competitions, keeping every catch alive and in good shape, lest they suffer penalty deductions at weigh-in.

“You net it and literally drop it next to you. We can both be catching and dropping at the same time.”
 Pro's Picks

Preferred Gear

    • 24v Minn Kota Terrova with iPilot Link

    • Humminbird 1199SI, 898SI and 798DI all Ethernet linked together with the Minn Kota Terrova through a Humminbird Ethernet hub

  • Troll Master Pro 2

Favorite Fish

#1. Walleye



Tied for #2: Trout, Lake Trout, Bass, Pike, and Panfish