Meet Chris & Jen
Hometown: Potsdam, New York
Hobbies: Fishing, Photography , Hiking, Travel
Favorite Lure: Frog
Favorite Technique: Drop Shot
Favorite Lake: St. Lawrence River, Lake Champlain
What we are about...
We are the Flint's, my wife Jen and I are high school sweethearts and have been together for 23 years. My wife moved to the North Country from Atlanta, Georgia. Growing up in the North Country we have developed a passion for the outdoors. We have a unique relationship; we are best friends, co-workers and dream chasers. Both of us are Police officers and work together on the St. Lawrence County Drug Task force, I am employed with the Village of Canton and Jen works for SUNY Potsdam Police Department. I have been a Police Officer for 17 years and Jen, 12 years. We are both very proud to work in the North Country community that we grew up in. Our motto in life is to take the good out of each situation that life throws at us.
In 2012 we embarked on a new passion and dream of fishing the professional bass fishing circuit across the country. I started my rookie season fishing the FLW Northern Rayovac Series where I finished 23rd overall with my highest finish that season 6th place on the St. Lawrence River in New York. That finish enabled us to travel to Monroe, LA for the FLW Championship and fish among the top anglers in the world. That experience had us hooked!
From there we have continued our adventures fishing professionally right through the 2014 season where I fished the FLW Rayovac and BASS Open Northern Series events. Each season we log over 15,000 miles traveling the country with camper and boat in tow. We travel much of the time with at least three of our four furkids, all German Shorthaired Pointers. We have Gracie, Gemma, Georgia and Garrett or the 4G's! Our love of fishing the tour, traveling and taking our dogs on adventures has helped us create UP NORTH Outdoors. We developed this name to embrace who we are and what we are all about. As we travel the country fishing we also want to share our experiences with people who dream of achieving goals. Many of the times as I am on the water practice fishing for upcoming events Jen is exploring local culture and what the areas we visit have to offer. Campgrounds, restaurants, shopping and most of all activities that involve our dogs like hiking and visiting dog parks.
We have shared our life experience on the road through blogging, social media and newspaper articles in the local sports sections in order to promote our sponsors and love of the outdoors. The social media following we have developed over the last few years has been super and positive.
Goals for the Future....
Our goal for the future is to continue to be positive role models in the outdoor industry. By sharing our traveling adventures, life experiences and positive outlook on life we hope to promote companies we represent in a manner to increase revenues all while teaching people to chase their dreams in life.
2017 FLW NORTHERN COSTA SERIES
Lake Champlain -June
St.Lawrence River- July
Kentucky Lake- November
BASS NORTHERN OPEN
Oneida Lake - July
Outdoor Writer- Ogdensburg Journal, Massena Courier Observer & St. Lawrence County Plaindealer.
Featured Guest Host of the North Country Fishing Report aired on 102.9 Q-Country
2014 FLW Northern Costa Series Rank #24
2012 Rookie Season Northern Everstart Ranked #23
2012 Northern Everstart Clayton,NY 6th Place
2016, 2015 & 2012 FLW Costa Series Championship Qualifier