Braxton Setzer is a 2016 FLW Tour Rookie. He began fishing at a young age. Growing up in central Alabama, he spent many days fishing the Coosa River. After high school, he attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was one of the founding members of the UAB fishing team. A few years later, he transferred to Auburn University where he graduated with a degree in Fisheries Biology. He started his FLW career on the back deck in 2013, and remained in the back of the boat through the 2015 season. During that time, he notched a win on Lake Pickwick, as well as the 2014 Co-Angler of The Year title. Those two accomplishments were a driving factor for his ascent to the front of the boat in 2016.