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Darold has owned and operated a premier guide service on Toledo Bend Lake for more than a decade. His guide service caters both individuals and corporate clients from all over the world.  In 2020, Gleason began his pro fishing career by qualifying and competing in the FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit. During that year, he also won the 2020 Bassmaster Open and also qualified for the Bassmaster Classic. In November of 2020, he qualified for the Bassmaster Elite Series.

Darold and his wife, Randi, live on the shores of Toledo Bend Lake. Randi, who holds a marketing and PR degree, travels along during the season towing their 40ft fifth wheel. In addition, she has owned and operated a successful business for 20+ years. Randi assists by capturing content and working to exceed marketing and promotional expectations of the brands they partner with. Prior to fishing professional, Darold was a teacher and coach and holds a Master's degree.

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