Table Rock Bait Company, which does business as Chompers, has changed ownership.
The Missouri-based brand has been transferred from previous owner, Ed Larson, to Aaron Click (pictured right) and Jarrod Neef. Larson will remain with Chompers as a consultant.
“Chompers is an exciting brand with a huge following,” said Click, previously an account manager for lure company, Tackle HD. “We felt it very important to have Ed because his passion for the brand will help our team grow and develop in the fishing lure business and grow extensions of the brand in other product segments.”
The brand dates back to the early 90s and Table Rock Lake in southern Missouri, where tournament angler and professional guide Sonny Chafin envisioned a premium line of soft plastic lures. The first Chompers product, a twin-tail skirted grub, appeared in 1995.
The soft plastics have since been complemented by a comprehensive line of baits and jig heads for other applications.
“Quality has always been at the forefront of the brand and the new ownership is dedicated to keeping this number one on the priority list,” said Larson. “I am confident that Aaron and Jarrod will carry on the tradition and strive to improve the brand.”