Children: Jakob & Hunter
Mark Zona -- or simply "Z" as he is known throughout the fishing world -- has been fooling fish with a rod and reel since he was old enough to walk. He fished his first bass tournament when he was just nine years old and immediately knew the fishing business was his calling. Since then his journey through the fishing industry includes retail marine sales, professional fishing, corporate promotions and instructional seminars.
In 2004, ESPN hired him as co-host of Loudmouth Bass and The Bassmasters Elite Series television show. In no time his angling insight earned him a fishing show host position on ESPN, and later host of the Outdoor Channel's Zona's Awesome Fishing Show.