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Gary Klein

Gary  Klein

Info

Hometown Weatherford, Texas
Age 56
Former Occupation N/A
Height 6' 0''
Weight 175 lbs.
Injuries None

Stats

Years Pro 40
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 87 (10) As of 8/25/2011
Career Earnings* $2.34 million As of 8/25/2011
Current World Rank 122
Current Bassmaster Standing 84 (342 points)
Best Finish in 2014 34 - Table Rock Lake, 4/3/2014
Best Finish in 2013 11 - Falcon Lake, 3/21/2013
Last 3 Finishes 75 - Cayuga Lake, 8/21/2014
85 - Delaware River, 8/7/2014
36 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 29 (0) As of 8/25/2011
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 6 (0) As of 8/25/2011
Titles/Honors BASS Angler of the Year (1993, 1989)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Dee Thomas (the father of flipping) - "I met Dee when I was 15 and he took me under his wing." Mike Folkestad - "He taught me how to read electronics." Rick Clunn - "For teaching me how to be a thinker."
Favorite Lake "Whatever lake I'm fishing at that moment. I have no choice. It has to be my favorite."
Least Favorite Lake "I really don't have one. They're all a challenge. Maybe a lake that doesn't have any bass in it."
Favorite Technique Flipping
Primary Fishing Strength Shallow-water targets
Secondary Fishing Strength Offshore deep structure
Biggest Weakness Fishing a plastic worm
Boat Triton
Motor Mercury
Team Triton
Fishing Sponsors Quantum, MotorGuide, Spro, Berkley, Gamakatsu, Simms outerwear
Non-Fishing Sponsors Repel
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Spaghetti and meatballs
Favorite Music Country and western
Favorite Book/Movie "The Magic of the Mind" (book) by U.S. Anderson. "It's been the most inspirational book for me as an angler."
Non-Angling Hero "My wife, Jana. She's my biggest supporter. She sees the 'person' side of me. She's very good in business, but most importantly she understands me."
When Not Fishing "I like spending time with my family and in the outdoors. And I like preparing to fish."
Why He Fishes "I fish because I truly enjoy being in the outdoors, and I compete because there are no limits. I feel I can become as good as I allow myself to become, and we are rewarded for our successes."
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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 75  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 85  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 36  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 75  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 67  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 34  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 78  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 51  
2/21/2014 BElite Lake Guntersville 55  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 57  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 75  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 53  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 63  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 37  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 29  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 11  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 38  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 94  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 51  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 33  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 58  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 69  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 60  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 13  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 64  
6/16/2011 BElite Lake Wheeler 63  
6/9/2011 BElite Arkansas River 49  
5/12/2011 BElite Lake Murray 69  
5/5/2011 BElite West Point Lake 70  
4/14/2011 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 58  
4/6/2011 BElite Lake Pickwick 53  
3/17/2011 BElite St. Johns River 23  
3/10/2011 BElite Harris Chain 50  
2/18/2011 BElite Louisiana Delta 10  
10/1/2010 TTBC Lake Conroe 41  
6/17/2010 BElite Ft. Gibson 10  
6/9/2010 BElite Kentucky Lake 73  
5/20/2010 BElite Clarks Hill Lake 5  
5/6/2010 BElite Lake Guntersville 14  
4/29/2010 BElite Pickwick Lake 30  
4/15/2010 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 49  
3/18/2010 BElite Clear Lake 35  
3/11/2010 BElite California Delta 11  
2/19/2010 BElite Lay Lake 32  
9/17/2009 BElite Alabama River 7  
9/12/2009 BElite Lake Jordan 11  
8/13/2009 BElite Oneida Lake 52  
6/11/2009 BElite Mississippi River 14  
6/3/2009 BElite Kentucky Lake 56  
5/7/2009 BElite Lake Guntersville 16  
4/23/2009 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 31  
4/2/2009 BElite Lake Wheeler 11  
3/26/2009 BElite Lake Dardanelle 33  
3/12/2009 BElite Lake Amistad 5  
2/20/2009 BElite Red River 34  
8/7/2008 BElite Lake Oneida 53  
7/31/2008 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 7  
6/26/2008 BElite Old Hickory 39  
6/12/2008 BElite Kentucky Lake 38  
6/5/2008 BElite Lake Wheeler 80  
5/15/2008 BElite Lake Murray 100  
5/1/2008 BElite Clarks Hill 17  
4/10/2008 BElite Lake Amistad 6  
4/3/2008 BElite Falcon Lake 13  
3/13/2008 BElite Lake Toho 86  
3/6/2008 BElite Harris Chain 20  
2/22/2008 BElite Lake Hartwell 24  
9/13/2007 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 20  
8/23/2007 BMajor-l Lake Dardanelle 13  
8/9/2007 BElite Potomac River 13  
7/26/2007 BMajor-m Lake Oneida 49  
7/19/2007 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 17  
7/12/2007 BElite Lake Champlain 54  
6/21/2007 BElite Grand Lake 69  
6/7/2007 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 20  
5/17/2007 BMajor-a High Rock Lake 30  
4/26/2007 BElite Lake Guntersville 47  
4/19/2007 BElite Clarks Hill 30  
3/29/2007 BElite Clear Lake 22  
3/22/2007 BElite California Delta 76  
3/8/2007 BElite Lake Amistad 27  
2/23/2007 BElite Lay Lake 5  
9/14/2006 BElite Table Rock Lake 73  
8/24/2006 BMajor-l Arkansas River 5  
8/10/2006 BElite Potomac River 78  
7/27/2006 BMajor-a Lake Wylie 21  
7/13/2006 BElite Lake Champlain 30  
7/6/2006 BElite Oneida Lake 13  
6/15/2006 BElite Kentucky Lake 85  
6/1/2006 BElite Grand Lake 31  
5/18/2006 BMajor-m Eagle Mountain Lake 25  
5/4/2006 BElite Clarks Hill Reservoir 11  
4/20/2006 BElite Lake Guntersville 78  
3/30/2006 BElite Santee-Cooper 34  
3/16/2006 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 63  
3/9/2006 BElite Lake Amistad 8  
2/24/2006 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 39  
7/29/2005 BT Ohio, Monongahela, Allegheny Rivers 17  
6/15/2005 E50 Lake Wissota 22  
6/1/2005 E50 Lewisville Lake 18  
5/18/2005 E50 Lake Dardanelle (Arkansas River) 5  
4/20/2005 E50 Smith Lake 22  
3/31/2005 BT Table Rock Lake 112  
3/17/2005 BT Lake Norman 27  
3/3/2005 BT Strom Thurmond Reservoir (Clarks Hill) 86  
2/24/2005 BT Lake Guntersville 85  
2/3/2005 BT Harris Chain 94  
1/27/2005 BT Lake Toho 68  
7/30/2004 BASS Lake Wylie 33  
6/16/2004 E50 Ohio, Cumberland, Tennessee Rivers 9  
6/2/2004 E50 Alabama River 29  
5/19/2004 E50 Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway 6  
4/14/2004 E50 Lake Dardanelle 10  
3/25/2004 BT Santee Cooper Lakes 33  
3/18/2004 BT Lake Eufaula 12  
3/4/2004 BT Table Rock Lake 74  
2/26/2004 BT Lake Guntersville 63  
2/5/2004 BT Smith Lake 59  
1/29/2004 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 26  
8/1/2003 BT* Louisiana Delta 2  
6/18/2003 FLW Wheeler Lake (Forrest Wood Open) 110  
5/22/2003 BT Alabama River 16  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 120  
5/1/2003 BT Lake Hamilton 18  
4/10/2003 BT Clear Lake 18  
4/3/2003 BT California Delta (San Joaquin River Delta) 72  
3/20/2003 BT Santee Cooper 30  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 73  
3/6/2003 BT Lake Eufaula 34  
2/20/2003 BT Toledo Bend 116  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 6  
2/6/2003 BT Lake Seminole 1  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 17  
1/16/2003 BT Lake Okeechobee 62  
1/9/2003 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 26  
9/11/2002 FLW* Cross Lake 33  
7/25/2002 BT* Lay Lake 44  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 61  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 15  
5/8/2002 BT Lake Eufaula 26  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 83  
4/10/2002 BT Lake Guntersville 33  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 10  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 119  
2/6/2002 BT Lake Seminole 65  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 4  
12/12/2001 BT Lake Toho 80  
10/31/2001 BT Red River 83  
8/22/2001 BT Lake St. Clair 4  


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

Biographical data last updated: 2/8/2013

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