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Sandy Melvin


Hometown Boca Grande, Florida
Age 59
Former Occupation Restaurant management (currently Orvis Fly Shop owner)
Height 5' 8''
Weight 170 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 4 (0)
Career Earnings* $92,000
Last 3 Finishes 38 - Lake Okeechobee, 2/9/2012
77 - Lake Guntersville, 10/20/2011
130 - Potomac River, 6/2/2011
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0)
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 1 (0)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Guido Hibdon – "He's always been straight-up and tells it like it is."
Home Lake Okeechobee (FL)
Favorite Lake Felsenthal Pool (Ouachita River, AR)
Least Favorite Lake Pickwick Lake (AL) – "It kills me every time I go."
Favorite Technique Flipping/pitching
Primary Fishing Strength Versatility
Secondary Fishing Strength Spinnerbaiting
Biggest Weakness Rivers
Boat Ranger
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Minn-Kota, Humminbird, Berkley
Non-Fishing Sponsors The Sporting News, NACAR Illustrated
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Tuna oscar (grilled tuna with fresh crab meat)
Favorite Music "Everything – from Nora Jones to Eminem."
Favorite Book/Movie Anything by Stephen King (book)/The Green Mile (movie)
Non-Angling Hero "Not a particular individual, I just admire people with vision."
When Not Fishing "I write a little bit, I like to play poker, golf."
Why He Fishes "I've fished since I was a kid, and done all these other types of fishing, but I fish for bass because I'm a competitive person. I like it when you figure it out."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 38  
10/20/2011 FLWT Lake Guntersville 77  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 130  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 32  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 138  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 191  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 142  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 74  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 159  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 20  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 121  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 10  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 160  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 164  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 91  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 182  
6/21/2006 FLWT Lake Champlain 119  
5/31/2006 FLWS Old Hickory Lake 106  
5/10/2006 FLWT Kentucky Lake 61  
5/3/2006 FLWS Lake Cumberland 62  
4/5/2006 FLWT Beaver Lake 127  
3/8/2006 FLWS Lake Lanier 162  
3/1/2006 FLWT Pickwick Lake 179  
2/8/2006 FLWT Lake Murray 152  
1/18/2006 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 151  
7/13/2005 FLW Lake Hamilton 46  
6/22/2005 FLW Potomac River 34  
5/11/2005 FLW Wheeler Lake 105  
4/13/2005 FLW Beaver Lake 126  
3/9/2005 FLW Ouachita River 15  
2/9/2005 FLW Lake Toho 38  
1/19/2005 FLW Lake Okeechobee 73  
6/23/2004 FLW Lake Champlain 123  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 134  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 114  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 176  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 68  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 56  
6/18/2003 FLW Wheeler Lake (Forrest Wood Open) 55  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 54  
4/9/2003 FLW Beaver Lake (Wal-Mart Open) 123  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 119  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 41  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 55  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 100  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 94  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 21  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 146  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 64  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 124  

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

Biographical data last updated: 11/7/2005

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