The Leader in Pro Bass Fishing News!
Facebook Twitter
Sponsored by

Steve Clapper


Hometown Lima, Ohio
Age 69
Former Occupation Contruction superintendent (retired)
Height 5' 8''
Weight 220 lbs.


Years Pro 10
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 9 (1) As of 7/17/2007
Career Earnings* $229,772 As of 7/17/2007
Last 3 Finishes 40 - Detroit River, 8/23/2012
50 - Detroit River, 7/10/2008
1 - Detroit River, 7/12/2007
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 As of 7/17/2007
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 As of 7/17/2007

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Tommy Martin and Larry Nixon "It's because of their genuine personalities."
Home Lake Erie
Favorite Lake Falcon
Least Favorite Lake Pickwick
Favorite Technique Pitching a jig
Primary Fishing Strength Deep structure
Secondary Fishing Strength Use of electronics
Biggest Weakness Shallow-water smallmouths
Boat Ranger
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors G. Loomis, Lowrance, Shimano (Canada), Poor Boys Baits, ISG, Solar Bat, Dixie Marine
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevrolet van conversion

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Fried walleye
Favorite Music Gospel and country
Favorite Book/Movie Bible/The Dirty Dozen
Non-Angling Hero Father "For his work ethic and the type of role model he was for me."
When Not Fishing "My other passion is duck hunting."
Why He Fishes "I guess it's just competitiveness and the desire to figure out what it takes to catch them today."
Click a column heading to re-sort.
Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 40  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 50  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 1  

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

Biographical data last updated: 7/17/2007

You may report any errors or omissions by clicking here. Please be certain of your information before submitting anything. Submissions will be examined, and if approved will be included in a future update.

Latest News

  • Stewart Shows The Way At Doomsday

    Stewart Shows The Way At Doomsday

    By Todd Ceisner BassFan Editor A couple years ago, Will Stewart came back to the United States with a decision to make. Option one was remaining

  • When Hite Wants To Blow The Lid Off

    When Hite Wants To Blow The Lid Off

    By Jonathan LePera Special to BassFan (Editor's note: This is part 2 of an occasional 5-part series about pro anglers and their favorite topwater

  • Smallmouth Experience Helped Foutz Adapt

    Smallmouth Experience Helped Foutz Adapt

    By John Johnson BassFan Senior Editor Jacob Foutz graduated from high school in Tennessee and now attends college in the Volunteer State, but he was