Chris “Sloaner” Sloan was born and raised in Matherville, IL; the Grandson of fishing legend Jack Sloan and son of tournament champion Pat Sloan.  Chris’s love of fishing was born into him as a young boy.  Fishing the Mississippi River as soon as he was able to hold a fishing pole, as he was able to learn from two of the best to ever do it.  Today he is following the family business and sharing his knowledge and love of fishing with his two sons, Jaxson and Miles when he has a weekend off from the tournament trails.

Chris entered his first tournament in 2005 in a 14ft jon boat with a 9.9 Johnson, and instantly fell in love with tournament catfishing.  Since then Chris has been outfitted with some of the top brands in the fishing industry needed to supplement his style of fishing.  Chris spends his spare time coaching his son’s baseball teams and spending time with friends and family.

Chris is currently employed by the City of Rock Island as a Police Officer and lives in Milan, IL with his wife Nikki and their two sons Jaxson and Miles.