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Byron Velvick

Byron  Velvick

Info

Hometown Del Rio, Texas
Age 50
Former Occupation Odd jobs (no career other than fishing)
Height 6' 2''
Weight 195 lbs.
Injuries Spinal fusion surgery (2010)

Stats

Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 6 (3) As of 9/1/2011
Career Earnings* $420,071 As of 9/1/2011
Current World Rank 209
Current Bassmaster Standing 90 (315 points)
Best Finish in 2014 9 - Lake Seminole, 3/13/2014
Last 3 Finishes 87 - Cayuga Lake, 8/21/2014
10 - Delaware River, 8/7/2014
130 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 2 (0) As of 9/1/2011
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 9/1/2011
Titles/Honors WON Bass Western Classic winner (2001), WON Bass U.S. Open winner (1996, 1991), Bassmaster Open/Invitational heaviest winning weight record (83-05, 3 days, April 2000)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Rick Clunn - "He's been a mentor to me. He's the one who talked me into doing this full-time when I drew him in the U.S. Open in college."
Home Lake Amistad
Favorite Lake Amistad
Least Favorite Lake Elephant Butte (NM) - "I spent the night in a rod locker there after that lake ripped the motor off my boat, and came really close to dying. I almost froze to death."
Favorite Technique Swimbaits
Primary Fishing Strength Sight-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Reaction baits
Biggest Weakness Dart-heading
Boat Triton
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Tightlines, Lowrance, MotorGuide, Owner, Duckett Fishing, Abu Garcia, Berkley (line and baits), Costa Del Mar, Reel Grip, Fin-Tech
Non-Fishing Sponsors Amistad Lake Resort, Under Armour clothing
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Ford F-450

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Mexican: Chips and salsa, and carne asada burritos
Favorite Music "I'm pretty versatile. It totally depends on my mood."
Favorite Book/Movie Bridge Across Forever (Richard Bach)/Forrest Gump, Legends of the Fall
Non-Angling Hero "Any spiritually enlightened individual."
When Not Fishing "I like to mountain-bike, hike, work out, play a lot of poker and relax at home."
Why He Fishes "I love fishing. It's home, it's church, it's making a living in nature and harmony. I'm the luckiest guy in the world for making money on the water. It defines who I am."
Website www.byronvelvick.com
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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 87  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 10  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 130  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 102  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 103  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 108  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 83  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 9  
8/23/2012 BElite Oneida Lake 78  
6/28/2012 BElite Lake Michigan 77  
6/21/2012 BElite Mississippi River 88  
6/7/2012 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 96  
5/3/2012 BElite Douglas Lake 59  
4/19/2012 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 86  
3/22/2012 BElite Lake Okeechobee 67  
3/15/2012 BElite St. Johns River 56  
6/17/2010 BElite Ft. Gibson 78  
6/9/2010 BElite Kentucky Lake 60  
5/20/2010 BElite Clarks Hill Lake 75  
5/6/2010 BElite Lake Guntersville 73  
4/29/2010 BElite Pickwick Lake 92  
4/15/2010 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 39  
3/18/2010 BElite Clear Lake 1  
3/11/2010 BElite California Delta 82  
2/19/2010 BElite Lay Lake 34  
8/13/2009 BElite Oneida Lake 57  
6/11/2009 BElite Mississippi River 30  
6/3/2009 BElite Kentucky Lake 10  
5/7/2009 BElite Lake Guntersville 8  
4/23/2009 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 11  
4/2/2009 BElite Lake Wheeler 66  
3/26/2009 BElite Lake Dardanelle 62  
3/12/2009 BElite Lake Amistad 48  
2/20/2009 BElite Red River 48  
8/7/2008 BElite Lake Oneida 49  
7/31/2008 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 103  
6/26/2008 BElite Old Hickory 50  
6/12/2008 BElite Kentucky Lake 18  
6/5/2008 BElite Lake Wheeler 34  
5/15/2008 BElite Lake Murray 28  
5/1/2008 BElite Clarks Hill 87  
4/10/2008 BElite Lake Amistad 61  
4/3/2008 BElite Falcon Lake 3  
3/13/2008 BElite Lake Toho 15  
3/6/2008 BElite Harris Chain 75  
9/13/2007 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 100  
8/9/2007 BElite Potomac River 106  
7/19/2007 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 71  
7/12/2007 BElite Lake Champlain 101  
6/21/2007 BElite Grand Lake 26  
6/7/2007 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 103  
4/26/2007 BElite Lake Guntersville 97  
4/19/2007 BElite Clarks Hill 78  
3/29/2007 BElite Clear Lake 98  
3/22/2007 BElite California Delta 96  
3/8/2007 BElite Lake Amistad 73  
9/14/2006 BElite Table Rock Lake 30  
8/10/2006 BElite Potomac River 80  
7/13/2006 BElite Lake Champlain 82  
7/6/2006 BElite Oneida Lake 50  
6/15/2006 BElite Kentucky Lake 100  
6/1/2006 BElite Grand Lake 95  
5/4/2006 BElite Clarks Hill Reservoir 13  
4/20/2006 BElite Lake Guntersville 87  
3/30/2006 BElite Santee-Cooper 47  
3/16/2006 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 50  
3/9/2006 BElite Lake Amistad 106  
3/31/2005 BT Table Rock Lake 119  
3/17/2005 BT Lake Norman 92  
3/3/2005 BT Strom Thurmond Reservoir (Clarks Hill) 91  
2/24/2005 BT Lake Guntersville 95  
2/3/2005 BT Harris Chain 97  
1/27/2005 BT Lake Toho 59  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 150  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 33  
3/25/2004 BT Santee Cooper Lakes 93  
3/18/2004 BT Lake Eufaula 102  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 163  
3/4/2004 BT Table Rock Lake 140  
2/26/2004 BT Lake Guntersville 144  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 135  
2/5/2004 BT Smith Lake 108  
1/29/2004 BT Harris Chain of Lakes 22  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 143  
4/10/2003 BT Clear Lake 59  
4/3/2003 BT California Delta (San Joaquin River Delta) 82  
3/20/2003 BT Santee Cooper 117  
3/6/2003 BT Lake Eufaula 140  
2/20/2003 BT Toledo Bend 32  
2/6/2003 BT Lake Seminole 102  
1/16/2003 BT Lake Okeechobee 87  


*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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