John Baltes

Marine Stewardship Certified Writer
Ultraight Angling
Fly Angling
Kayak Angling
Lure Crafting
Louisiana State University


  • An avid fisherman and writer with specialized knowledge in the area of fishing, including marine stewardship.
  • Holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and multiple degrees from Louisiana State University, bolstering his expertise with formal education.
  • Main writer for US Angler and author of the book "The Empire of Habit: John Locke, Discipline, and the Origins of Liberalism."


John Baltes isn't just a writer; he's a fishing aficionado who's managed to turn his passion into a writing career. As a professional Fishing Writer, he's garnered a broad audience of anglers from all around the world. John brings a meticulous approach to his work, researching each topic thoroughly and providing in-depth, evidence-based articles. When he's not writing about fishing or contributing to major platforms like US Angler, you'll likely find him indulging in his other interests, like swimming and watching movies.


John's educational background adds another layer to his authoritative voice in fishing. He holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from Louisiana State University, as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. Further solidifying his expertise, John is Marine Stewardship Certified (MSC), an accolade that ensures he understands the ethical and environmental aspects of fishing on a deep level.

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