Abby Abbondanza

Key Stats


Greensburg, PA 

Favorite Techniques:

Finesse baits for smallmouth bass 


Qualifier for the Hobie BOS Tournament of Champions in 2022 & 2023

Career Accomplishments:

Hobie BOS Trail:

KY Lake- 3rd place finish/ qualified for 2023 Hobie BOS TOC

Harris Chain- 20th Place Finish

Susquehanna River- 5th Place Finish

Wolf & Fox River- 11th Place Finish



1 First  Place Finish

16 Top 10 Finishes

5 Top 20 Finishes

Off-Water Activities:

Performing country music across the U.S.

About Abby

Admittedly, confirmed kayak bass junkie and country music frontman Chris "Abby" Abbondanza is a pretty cool name for a musician—or a competitive angler. In 2006, Abby and his PovertyNeck Hillbillies bandmates produced a hit single, "Mr. Right Now," which held the #2 spot on GAC's video chart for fifteen weeks straight. These days, Abby's out touring on his own, kayak typically in tow, ready to hit the water at a moment's notice. A top angler on the national Hobie BOS kayak bass series, Abbondanza has been a Z-Man Ned rig and ChatterBait(R) fan long before he ever joined the official ProZ team.

A native of Western Pennsylvania, Abby still lives within a few hours of Lake Erie, where he frequently employs small boat strategies for mega smallmouth bass. Among his more intriguing bass tricks, Abby likes to nose-hook a Finesse TRD™ onto a dropshot rig—a decided departure from traditional Ned rigging. When he does tie on a Ned rig, Abbondanza's style again deviates from convention. He's a big fan of the NedlockZ™ EWG, which helps him present a Baby GOAT, TRD or Bang StickZ cleanly across rocks or and through grass and brush.

Up next for Abby? We're hoping to hear a new tune about kayaks, bass and the life of a nomad angler.

Abby's Top Baits

In 18 colors
Produced in conjunction with esteemed Japanese luremaker EverGreen International—and arguably the most popular and winnin...
In 14 colors
Designed for Neko rigging—but ideally suited for shaky head, Texas rig, or Carolina rig applications—this 10X Touch ElaZt...
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In 11 colors
Compact 3” profile, twin action tails, and naturally buoyant, 10X Tough ElaZtech® construction make this the ultimate Ned...
$4.39 $5.49
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In 33 colors
Perhaps the best selling and most often imitated softbait in the last decade, the original 2.75" Ned Rig stickworm is sti...
$3.99 $4.99