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Bill McDonald

Bill  McDonald


Hometown Indianapolis, Indiana
Age 53
Former Occupation Construction superintendent (current)
Height 5' 6''
Weight 160 lbs.
Injuries Tennis elbow


Years Pro 10
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 2 (0) As of 11/19/2013
Career Earnings* $105,976 As of 11/19/2013
Current World Rank 199
Current FLW Standing 139 (333 points)
Best Finish in 2014 48 - Lake Okeechobee, 2/6/2014
Best Finish in 2013 45 - Red River, 8/15/2013
Last 3 Finishes 138 - Beaver Lake, 4/10/2014
135 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 3/27/2014
150 - Lake Hartwell, 3/6/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 11/19/2013
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 11/19/2013

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Tommy Biffle - "I like his fishing style."
Favorite Lake Kentucky Lake (KY/TN) - "I've been successful there, and it fits my style of fishing."
Least Favorite Lake Old Hickory (TN) - "I can't catch any fish down there."
Favorite Technique Pitching and flipping a Zoom Brush Hog
Primary Fishing Strength Pitching and flipping shallow water
Secondary Fishing Strength Cranking and spinnerbaits in shallow water
Biggest Weakness Deep vertical fishing
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Minn Kota, Garmin, Strike King, Numa Optics, Ardent Reels, Optima Batteries, The Outdoorsman Sport Shop
Non-Fishing Sponsors iON America, Lucas Oil, ATX Wheels, MAV TV, Protect the Harvest, General Tire
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Fried chicken
Favorite Music Country (Brad Paisley)
Favorite Book/Movie Max Lucado books
When Not Fishing "I like to vacation with the family on a beach."
Why He Fishes "I just love it. I love the competition, and the fish are forever changing. It's probably the most equal sport out there, and you don't have to depend on someone else. It's all up to you."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 138  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 135  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 150  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 48  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 45  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 120  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 127  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 72  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 134  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 139  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 100  
10/11/2012 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 25  
9/20/2012 FLWT Wheeler Lake 44  
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 2  
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 19  
10/20/2011 FLWT Lake Guntersville 50  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 59  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 92  
5/10/2006 FLWT Kentucky Lake 191  
4/5/2006 FLWT Beaver Lake 138  
3/1/2006 FLWT Pickwick Lake 179  
2/8/2006 FLWT Lake Murray 95  
1/18/2006 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 58  
4/13/2005 FLW Beaver Lake 145  
3/9/2005 FLW Ouachita River 142  
2/9/2005 FLW Lake Toho 89  
1/19/2005 FLW Lake Okeechobee 197  
6/23/2004 FLW Lake Champlain 163  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 61  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 134  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 11  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 9  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 148  

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

Biographical data last updated: 11/19/2013

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