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Jay Yelas

Jay  Yelas

Info

Hometown Corvallis, Oregon
Age 49
Former Occupation N/A - fished right out of college
Height 6' 1''
Weight 190 lbs.
Injuries None

Stats

Years Pro 27
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 71 (5) As of 10/28/2014
Career Earnings* $2.27 million As of 10/28/2014
Current World Rank 88
Current FLW Standing 87 (686 points)
Best Finish in 2014 43 - Kentucky Lake, 6/26/2014
Best Finish in 2013 5 - Grand Lake, 6/6/2013
Last 3 Finishes 43 - Kentucky Lake, 6/26/2014
148 - Pickwick Lake, 6/5/2014
47 - Lake Fork, 5/9/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 16 (1) As of 10/28/2014
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 10 (0) As of 10/28/2014
Titles/Honors FLW Angler of the Year (2007, 2002) Bassmaster Angler of the Year (2003), Bassmaster Classic champion (2002)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Bill Sedar - "He was my mentor. He taught me how to fish when I was in high school and all through college. He had a wealth of information and he gave it all to me."
Favorite Lake Clear Lake (CA)
Least Favorite Lake Lake Wheeler (AL)
Favorite Technique Swimbaits
Primary Fishing Strength Spinnerbaits, jigs, swimbaits
Secondary Fishing Strength Finesse fishing
Biggest Weakness "Slugfest tournaments where it takes 30 pounds a day to contend."
Boat Ranger
Motor Mercury
Team Chevy
Fishing Sponsors Lew's, Kistler Rods, Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Punisher Lures, Typhoon Optics, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Rocky Brook Sinkers
Non-Fishing Sponsors Chevy
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy Suburban

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream
Favorite Music Contemporary Christian praise music
Favorite Book/Movie Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis (book)
When Not Fishing "I like to spend time at home with my wife and girls."
Why He Fishes "I've always loved to bass-fish, and it's just a God-given talent. I'm happiest when I'm using my gifts and creative talents."
Website www.jayyelas.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 43  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 148  
5/9/2014 TTBC Lake Fork 47  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 47  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 78  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 55  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 149  
10/4/2013 TTBC Lake Conroe 15  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 25  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 50  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 5  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 115  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 39  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 18  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 27  
10/11/2012 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 94  
9/28/2012 TTBC Lake Conroe 25  
9/20/2012 FLWT Wheeler Lake 63  
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 56  
8/9/2012 FLWT Lake Lanier 6  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 78  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 5  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 90  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 6  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 66  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 6  
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 13  
10/20/2011 FLWT Lake Guntersville 7  
9/15/2011 FLWT Lake Champlain 32  
8/11/2011 FLWT Lake Ouachita 11  
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 83  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 3  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 73  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 37  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 59  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 66  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 44  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 37  
8/5/2010 FLWT Lake Lanier 21  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 16  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 50  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 17  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 100  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 63  
7/30/2009 FLW Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers 74  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 4  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 39  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 6  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 46  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 50  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 129  
8/14/2008 FLWT Lake Murray 10  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 51  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 72  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 13  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 129  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 14  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 53  
8/2/2007 FLWT Lake Ouachita 76  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 25  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 19  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 2  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 2  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 6  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 78  
11/15/2006 FLWS Lewis Smith Lake 68  
10/11/2006 FLWS Lake of the Ozarks 53  
8/2/2006 FLWT Logan Martin Lake 5  
6/21/2006 FLWT Lake Champlain 57  
5/31/2006 FLWS Old Hickory Lake 36  
5/10/2006 FLWT Kentucky Lake 106  
5/3/2006 FLWS Lake Cumberland 6  
4/5/2006 FLWT Beaver Lake 76  
3/8/2006 FLWS Lake Lanier 59  
3/1/2006 FLWT Pickwick Lake 96  
2/24/2006 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 22  
2/8/2006 FLWT Lake Murray 20  
1/18/2006 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 52  
7/29/2005 BT Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers 42  
6/15/2005 E50 Lake Wissota 6  
6/1/2005 E50 Lewisville Lake 37  
5/18/2005 E50 Lake Dardanelle (Arkansas River) 49  
4/20/2005 E50 Smith Lake 7  
3/31/2005 BT Table Rock Lake 11  
3/17/2005 BT Lake Norman 136  
3/3/2005 BT Strom Thurmond Reservoir (Clarks Hill) 61  
2/24/2005 BT Lake Guntersville 21  
2/3/2005 BT Harris Chain 61  
1/27/2005 BT Lake Toho 9  
7/30/2004 BASS Lake Wylie 14  
6/16/2004 E50 Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers 48  
6/2/2004 E50 Alabama River 21  
5/19/2004 E50 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway 15  
4/14/2004 E50 Lake Dardanelle 11  
3/25/2004 BT Santee Cooper Lakes 72  
3/18/2004 BT Lake Eufaula 105  
3/4/2004 BT Table Rock Lake 15  
2/26/2004 BT Lake Guntersville 136  
2/5/2004 BT Smith Lake 29  
1/29/2004 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 56  
8/1/2003 BT* Louisiana Delta 19  
5/22/2003 BT Alabama River 9  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 119  
5/1/2003 BT Lake Hamilton 17  
4/10/2003 BT Clear Lake 11  
4/3/2003 BT California Delta (San Joaquin River Delta) 28  
3/20/2003 BT Santee Cooper 47  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 66  
3/6/2003 BT Lake Eufaula 80  
2/20/2003 BT Toledo Bend 3  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 161  
2/6/2003 BT Lake Seminole 16  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 80  
1/16/2003 BT Lake Okeechobee 33  
1/9/2003 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 60  
9/11/2002 FLW* Cross Lake 19  
7/25/2002 BT* Lay Lake 1  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 9  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 38  
5/8/2002 BT Lake Eufaula 125  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 16  
4/10/2002 BT Lake Guntersville 53  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 34  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 28  
2/6/2002 BT Lake Seminole 48  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 3  
12/12/2001 BT Lake Toho 74  
10/31/2001 BT Red River 9  
8/22/2001 BT Lake St. Clair 21  
8/2/2001 BT* Lower Mississippi 29  


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

Biographical data last updated: 1/24/2013

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