|Former Occupation||Masonry contractor|
|Top 10 Finishes (Wins)*||88 (17) As of 8/16/2012|
|Career Earnings*||$2.7 million As of 8/16/2012|
|Last 3 Finishes||
84 - Oneida Lake, 8/23/2012
53 - Lake Michigan, 6/28/2012
93 - Mississippi River, 6/21/2012
|Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won)||21 (1) As of 8/16/2012|
|FLW Championships Fished (Won)||4 (0) As of 8/16/2012|
|Titles/Honors||BASS Angler of the Year (1987); BASS Masters Classic winner (1998); FLW Angler of the Year (1998, first time a bass angler was on the Wheaties box), inaugural member Professional Bass Fishing Hall of Fame.|
|Angling Hero||Larry Nixon - "He's been a good friend for many years, but I had a lot of respect for him before that. He's a good all-around example of what a pro fisherman should be."|
|Favorite Lake||Sam Rayburn (TX)|
|Least Favorite Lake||"I don't know whether I can narrow it down to one."|
|Favorite Technique||Flipping and pitching cover|
|Fishing Sponsors||Strike King, Humminbird, Tru-Tungsten, Ardent reels, Bass Pro Shops, Mustad hooks, Dual Pro batteries|
|Non-Fishing Sponsors||Busch beer|
|Favorite Music||Country (George Strait)|
|Favorite Book/Movie||The Perfect Storm|
|When Not Fishing||Whitetail hunting|
|Why He Fishes||"Initially I did it as a hobby because I enjoyed it. Then I thought, maybe I can support my family doing this. The neat thing is that I never lost the enjoyment of it, even with the pressure of making a living. I enjoy it even more now."|
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|(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)|
*BASS events (all events because BASS does not report Tour and Open earnings separately) and FLW Tour.
Biographical data last updated: 6/13/2011
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