Keith Eshbaugh - Paul "Coot" Williams
My name is Keith Eshbaugh and I have been painting all my life, have two degrees, and a diploma in art and wildlife art, but found out I couldn't sit still long enough to paint pictures. So I turned to my other passion...Fishing!!!
I have fished professionally the last 16 years on the Professional Walleye Trail (PWT), Masters Walleye Circuit (MWC), Kinzua Allegheny Walleye Association (KAWA), and Professional Musky Tournament Trail (PMTT).
Doing well at fishing, teaching people to catch more fish, and showing them the right lures to use was a blessing in my life...but I realized there was something missing in the fishing industry and I started marketing my lure creations and Krome crankbaits. I asked myself why should someone settle for what's on the store shelf? I want to give fishermen options and let them create their own patterns on lures.
16 Dutch Fork Church Road
Claysville, PA 15323
She's So Fly editor, Sherri Russell
Paul "Coot" Williams
Paul "Coot" Williams
My name is Paul "Coot" Williams and I am a Walleye Tournament Angler and a fireman from Oshkosh, WI.
I have been fishing all my life, originally my dad taught me how. We would fish from shore, for bullheads. In those years (age from 7 to 14) my buddies and I would have bullhead tournaments and the prize was a plaque, for the biggest.
My first walleye tourney, was in 1980 at the Otter Street Fishing Club. It was a $30 entry fee and they would then draw your partner. To say the very least, it was interesting to fish with a complete stranger and see their way of fishing.
Through the 80s I did not fish any tournaments, but I did fish Lake Winnebago a lot. In 1993 I bought my first big boat, 19' Spectrum, with a 150 hp Mercury. I fished a lot of small bar tourneys and also OSFC, but never won any of them but place in the top 10 a lot.
In 2003 I approached Paul Grahl, the owner of Ht Enterprises, and I showed him what I have developed and asked if he could help me bring my system to the fishing market. I wanted to have a kit where an angler would not have to buy $30 to $40 worth of lures, and supply everything they would need in one kit offered by Coots Lures.
In 2004 the Coots Lures kits came available to the public. I was doing sports shows to promote my lures and teach people how they would work for them. It is amazing how many people I have met through this journey and the passion that these people have for fishing.
In 2005 I joined the Sheboygan Walleye Club, this club was well know for the quality of walleye fisherman it has and the commitment that they do for walleye fishing. SWCLake Winnebago.
I have 1st place, a 2nd, a 3rd and 4th other top 10 in the club circuit. In 2006 and 2007 we (Wally and I) finished 4th place over all in the club, and that’s 45 fishing all 5 tourneys. Our 4th place over all of 2007 gave us a shot at the NTC tourney in Mobridge.
All so in 2007 I fished the OSFC tourney, with Randy Wagner and we ended up in 10th place out 312 boats that year, using my lures.
I have Gary Parsons, Chase Parsons, and Keith Kavjecz, PWT/AIM pros using my lures and they have won nice money by using my lure system. Currently I am designing some new lures for these guys and last year I was catching nice walleyes on these baits, so I am hoping to help these guys out this year in their tourneys also.
I love to fish for Walleye and enter Walleye tournaments. I have designed a lure system that is interchangeable, from a artificial to a live bait rigging system. I encourage you to visit my website for more information at www.CootsLures.com or contact me by email
Visit the Sheboygan Walleye Club web site www.sheboyganwalleyeclub.com/mambo.com
You can see the different years of my club stats.