Joe Ludtke was born and raised in Springfield, IL, where he and his family reside today. Husband to wife Janelle and proud father of 3 girls: Miriah, Mandy & Maddy. His hobbies include spending time with his family, hunting and fishing. Joe Ludtke and his Dad Jerry Cline have been competing as a team on tournament trails for 13 years. Joe values the relationships he has made with his fellow fishermen, as well as his team sponsors over the years. Joe has had tournament success on both local and national trails.