Pat Schlapper is an angler on the Bassmaster Elite Series. He is in his third season on the Elites. Prior to qualifying for the tour, he worked for Scheels All Sports managing the fishing shop in Eau Claire Wisconsin. Pat left his job in 2020 and qualified for the Elite Series through the Eastern Opens and also by winning the 2020 B.A.S.S Nation Championship on Pickwick Lake. He fished the Bassmaster Classic in 2021 and in 2023.