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Matthew Stefan

Matthew  Stefan


Hometown Junction City, Wisconsin
Age 35
Former Occupation Commodity markets investigator
Height 6' 4''
Weight 240 lbs.
Injuries Occasional tendonitis


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 0 (0) As of 7/22/2015
Career Earnings* $177,430
Current World Rank 49
Current FLW Standing 21 (961 points)
Best Finish in 2015 20 - Lake Toho, 3/5/2015
Best Finish in 2014 13 - Lake Murray, 8/14/2014
Last 3 Finishes 24 - Lake Ouachita, 8/20/2015
46 - Potomac River, 6/25/2015
83 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2015
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0)
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 1 (0)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "I definitely look up to guys that show unbelievable consistency and represent the sport in a professional manner like Kevin VanDam, Andy Morgan and Cody Meyer. I also look up to my dad and grandpa who got me into fishing and showed me the fundamentals of the sport."
Home Lake Stevens Point Flowage and Wisconsin River (central Wis.)
Favorite Lake Sturgeon Bay/Door County (Lake Michigan)
Least Favorite Lake Beaver Lake "I don't really dislike it since it fishes to my strengths, but it has bitten me in the behind several times."
Favorite Technique Jerkbaits "It's like bobber fishing to me. You just wait for the bite to happen."
Primary Fishing Strength Clear, weed-filled natural lakes found in the north
Secondary Fishing Strength River fishing for both largemouth and smallmouth
Biggest Weakness Tidal waters "It just adds more variables to pay attention to."
Boat Skeeter
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Power-Pole, PROcise Outdoors, Skeeter Boat Center (Chippewa Falls, Wis.)
Non-Fishing Sponsors Bridgford Foods, Infinity Wellness and Chiropractic,
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevrolet Silverado

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Pizza
Favorite Music I listen to it all as long as it's good music.
Favorite Book/Movie The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Non-Angling Hero My wife Sara "She encourages me to pursue my passion for the sport of fishing and has supported me fully through the ups and downs along the way."
When Not Fishing "I enjoy being in the outdoors, but being born and raised in Chicago, I do like to spend some free time in the big city since there is so much to offer, except the traffic."
Why He Fishes "I'm a competitive person and enjoy the opportunity to make a living by doing what I love to do. I worked in the corporate world for 12 years and spent the majority of my time wishing I was in a boat. So in March of this year I left the corporate world to pursue a fishing career. So far I don't regret my decision at all. It's amazing how happy you can be when trying to make a living doing what you love to do."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/20/2015 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 24  
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 46  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 83  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 31  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 37  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 28  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 20  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 13  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 35  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 34  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 105  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 42  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 72  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 50  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 27  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 20  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 130  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 102  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 44  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 144  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 61  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 138  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 129  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 69  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 67  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 46  
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 90  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 102  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 113  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 27  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 81  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 42  

*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.

Biographical data last updated: 7/22/2015

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