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Michael Simonton

Michael  Simonton


Hometown Fremont, Ohio
Age 37
Former Occupation Special education teacher
Height 6' 3''
Weight 235 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 3 (0) As of 4/18/2014
Career Earnings* $52,824 As of 4/18/2014
Last 3 Finishes 69 - Cayuga Lake, 8/21/2014
98 - Delaware River, 8/7/2014
83 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 4/18/2014
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 4/18/2014

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Kevin VanDam and Rick Clunn "Both for setting the bar so high for the rest of us."
Home Lake Erie (Western Basin)
Favorite Lake Champlain
Least Favorite Lake Ohio River "I enjoy the fishing style, it's just tough fishing."
Favorite Technique Hollow-belly frog
Primary Fishing Strength Shallow-water cover
Secondary Fishing Strength Great Lakes smallmouth
Biggest Weakness Offshore fishing on Southern reservoirs
Boat Triton
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Jann's Netcraft, Lew's, Berkley, Spiderwire, Humminbird, Minn Kota
Non-Fishing Sponsors Crown Battery
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Ford Expedition

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite Music Any
Favorite Book/Movie Getting Stoned with Savages/The Legend of Bagger Vance
Non-Angling Hero Parents "They both are extremely good role models."
When Not Fishing "I like to hike in the woods with my dog, catch crayfish, hang out with friends and fish in local streams and rivers."
Why He Fishes "It allows me to stay outdoors and its one of the most challenging things thats equally as frustrating as it is rewarding. Ive been fascinated with fish ever since I was a little kid."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/21/2014 BElite Cayuga Lake 69  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 98  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 83  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 46  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 83  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 102  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 102  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 104  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 28  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 53  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 46  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 84  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 82  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 61  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 98  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 88  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 93  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 95  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 47  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 63  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 84  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 83  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 93  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 74  

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

Biographical data last updated: 4/18/2014

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