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Michael Neal


Hometown Dayton, Tennessee
Age 23
Former Occupation Student/Tackle retail


Current World Rank 21
Best Finish in 2014 2 - Pickwick Lake, 6/5/2014
Last 3 Finishes 43 - Lake Murray, 8/14/2014
12 - Kentucky Lake, 6/26/2014
2 - Pickwick Lake, 6/5/2014

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 Lunkerhunt, 5X3 Fishing, Sunline, Lew's, Bullet, Yamaha, Bluewater LED
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy 2500HD (Lunkerhunt)

Personal Stuff

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."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
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  

Biographical data last updated: 6/4/2014

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