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Michael Murphy


Hometown Gilbert, South Carolina
Age 33
Former Occupation N/A - fished right after college
Height 6' 5''
Weight 230 lbs.


Years Pro 8
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 1 (0) As of 1/15/2007
Career Earnings* $22,000
Last 3 Finishes 79 - Lake Pickwick, 7/21/2011
81 - Kentucky Lake, 6/16/2011
66 - Potomac River, 6/2/2011
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0)
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "My grandfather and father they got me into it."
Home Lake Lake Murray (SC)
Favorite Lake Lake Erie (NY)
Least Favorite Lake Old Hickory (TN)
Favorite Technique Topwater
Primary Fishing Strength Finesse
Secondary Fishing Strength Flipping/pitching jigs
Biggest Weakness "Thinking too much it's just fishing."
Boat Ranger
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors ima Japan, Optimum Baits, Lew's, Keelshield, X-Tools, Costa sunglasses, Blackwater International (Toray line)
Non-Fishing Sponsors "My wife Kristi"
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food "Either steak or sushi."
Favorite Music Classic Rock (Billy Idol, ELO)
Favorite Book/Movie Advanced Fishing Techniques; Tracking Trophies; Big Bass Zone (books)/Gladiator (movie)
When Not Fishing "I like to sleep, which rarely happens, and support my sponsors.
Why He Fishes "I just like the outdoors. You never know what kind of nature you're going to see. And I love the competition."
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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 79  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 81  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 66  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 53  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 26  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 117  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 62  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 78  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 108  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 77  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 43  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 82  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 135  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 92  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 57  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 125  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 104  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 120  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 133  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 171  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 68  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 176  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 33  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 146  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 159  
8/2/2007 FLWT Lake Ouachita 61  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 18  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 58  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 134  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 114  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 39  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 36  
11/15/2006 FLWS Lewis Smith Lake 83  
10/11/2006 FLWS Lake of the Ozarks 161  
5/31/2006 FLWS Old Hickory Lake 105  
5/3/2006 FLWS Lake Cumberland 22  
3/8/2006 FLWS Lake Lanier 37  

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

Biographical data last updated: 1/15/2007

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