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Joe Thomas


Hometown Milford, Ohio
Age 54
Former Occupation N/A (fished right after college)


Years Pro 31
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 14 (0)
Career Earnings* $750,000
Last 3 Finishes 84 - Lake Pickwick, 7/21/2011
111 - Kentucky Lake, 6/16/2011
119 - Red River, 5/19/2011

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Gary Klein - "I've always admired him. When he was 19 and won a Bassmaster on Lake Powell and ran over 100 miles one-way, which back then was unheard-of, I was 15 and thought, I could be doing that. He's the consummate professional."
Favorite Lake Lake Erie - "I love to catch big smallmouths, and Erie has the best smallmouth fishing in the world."
Least Favorite Lake West Point (GA) - "It's a tough son of a gun."
Favorite Technique Flipping a heavy Arkie jig in matted vegetation
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Lucky Craft, Arkie, Snag Proof, Parallelium line, Boomerang Tool Co.
Non-Fishing Sponsors The Outdoor Channel, Stihl, Kerry Automotive Group (Tri-State area), American Modern Insurance Group
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Ford F150 Super Crew (Outdoors Channel)

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Chicken parmesan
Favorite Music Uncle Cracker, Counting Crows, REM
Favorite Book/Movie The Perfect Storm (book)/Jeremiah Johnson (movie)
When Not Fishing "I'm an avid bowhunter, I like to work out and train in the gym, and I enjoy spending time with my wife and children."
Why He Fishes "At this point it's for financial freedom, to allow me to do the things I want, like being in the outdoors and traveling."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 84  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 111  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 119  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 66  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 7  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 34  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 55  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 66  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 64  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 98  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 20  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 38  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 94  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 39  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 32  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 84  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 119  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 157  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 90  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 24  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 165  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 197  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 55  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 133  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 53  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 175  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 75  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 139  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 161  
9/14/2006 BElite Table Rock Lake 95  
8/10/2006 BElite Potomac River 97  
7/13/2006 BElite Lake Champlain 61  
7/6/2006 BElite Oneida Lake 61  
6/15/2006 BElite Kentucky Lake 80  
6/1/2006 BElite Grand Lake 21  
5/4/2006 BElite Clarks Hill Reservoir 98  
4/20/2006 BElite Lake Guntersville 40  
3/30/2006 BElite Santee-Cooper 79  
3/16/2006 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 53  
3/9/2006 BElite Lake Amistad 89  
3/31/2005 BT Table Rock Lake 72  
3/17/2005 BT Lake Norman 75  
3/3/2005 BT Strom Thurmond Reservoir (Clarks Hill) 110  
2/24/2005 BT Lake Guntersville 149  
2/3/2005 BT Harris Chain 52  
1/27/2005 BT Lake Toho 81  
3/25/2004 BT Santee Cooper Lakes 81  
3/18/2004 BT Lake Eufaula 125  
3/4/2004 BT Table Rock Lake 86  
2/26/2004 BT Lake Guntersville 23  
2/5/2004 BT Smith Lake 13  
1/29/2004 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 156  
5/22/2003 BT Alabama River 47  
5/1/2003 BT Lake Hamilton 2  
4/10/2003 BT Clear Lake 32  
4/3/2003 BT California Delta (San Joaquin River Delta) 4  
3/20/2003 BT Santee Cooper 74  
3/6/2003 BT Lake Eufaula 100  
2/20/2003 BT Toledo Bend 147  
2/6/2003 BT Lake Seminole 47  
1/16/2003 BT Lake Okeechobee 93  
1/9/2003 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 29  
5/8/2002 BT Lake Eufaula 87  
4/10/2002 BT Lake Guntersville 134  
2/6/2002 BT Lake Seminole 27  
12/12/2001 BT Lake Toho 78  
10/31/2001 BT Red River 41  
8/22/2001 BT Lake St. Clair 130  

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

Biographical data last updated: 5/7/2003

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