Santa Clara Plating Reeling In Big Customers
Tom Coss has tossed a fishing line in nearly every great waterway there is in the U.S., angling for some of the most elusive catches known to sport fishermen.
He has tried his hand—and been successful—in tracking billfish and tuna in Hawaii, Florida and Mexico. Same goes for the halibut he has caught in Alaska, Oregon and his home state of California, where he also is well known in ocean salmon circles.
The California Delta yields Coss a trove of memories of catching stripers and black bass, as well as sturgeon and sharks in San Francisco Bay.
He’s gone north for sport, smallie and largemouth bass in mountain reservoirs and natural lakes in the Golden State and Washington, and south to the Gulf of Mexico, the Everglades and the Baja Peninsula. And don’t forget the Ohio River and surrounding lakes he fished while growing up a Buckeye.
Suffice it to say, Coss knows all about enticing fish to grab a hook, having become a champion fisherman and now a top distributor of fishing items to pro tackle shops across the U.S. through tomcossfishing.com.
Hard to believe it was some 40 years ago when a friend dangled an offer in front of Coss to become a business owner of an electroplating shop.