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Michael Neal

Michael  Neal

Info

Hometown Dayton, Tennessee
Age 23
Former Occupation Operates Dayton Boat Dock (current)

Stats

Years Pro 3
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 5 (0) As of 1/30/2015
Career Earnings* $234,511 As of 1/30/2015
Current World Rank 37
Current FLW Standing 53 (549 points)
Best Finish in 2015 46 - Lewis Smith Lake, 3/26/2015
Best Finish in 2014 2 - Pickwick Lake, 6/5/2014
Last 3 Finishes 82 - Lake Eufaula, 5/14/2015
60 - Beaver Lake, 4/23/2015
46 - Lewis Smith Lake, 3/26/2015
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 1/30/2015
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 2 (0) As of 1/30/2015

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Andy Morgan. "He's from my hometown and we run around together. He's a household fishing industry name. What you see is what you get a true country boy."
Home Lake Chickamauga
Favorite Lake Champlain. "It's typically offshore grass fishing. It fishes a lot like Guntersville and Chickamauga, just not quite the average size of fish. I honestly believe that there is not a lake in the country that has more bass in it. I wish we could pick it up and move it from New York to the southeast somewhere."
Least Favorite Lake Okeechobee. "It's just too big and there is way too much grass. Even though it is so big, it still winds up fishing small. Practice is always miserable because you have to cover so much water to find some fish. Even though I have had some good finishes there, I still don't like it."
Favorite Technique Swimbait on the ledges
Primary Fishing Strength Offshore ledges
Secondary Fishing Strength Submerged grass
Biggest Weakness Getting flustered and running around all day
Boat Bullet
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Babe's Boat Care Products, 5x3 Fishing, Big Bite Baits, Cashion Fishing Rods, Sunline, Lew's, Bullet, Yamaha, Gill (apparel), 2K Jigs
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy Silverado 2500HD (Babe's/5x3 Fishing)

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Music Country every day, but rock and roll for tournaments
Non-Angling Hero My dad. "Without him I would not be where I am now. He was the one that got me started into fishing tournaments above the local level. He is without a doubt my biggest supporter."
When Not Fishing Work at Dayton Boat Dock, some hunting
Why He Fishes "It's my passion. Since I was 3, I'd rather fish than do anything. It's the only sport where you compete against something that's not your competitors."
Website www.michaelnealfishing.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 82  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 60  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 46  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 67  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 43  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 12  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 2  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 67  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 71  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 19  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 28  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 6  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 3  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 109  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 113  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 27  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 24  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 3  
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 102  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 26  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 107  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 54  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 98  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 55  


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

Biographical data last updated: 6/4/2014

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