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Joe Balog

Joe  Balog


Hometown Harrison Township, Michigan
Age 42
Former Occupation Owner, Millennium Promotions, Inc. (Full-time promotional agency in the fishing and hunting sector)
Height 5' 10''
Weight 185 lbs.
Injuries Occasional tendonitis in elbows/grip problems from extreme exposure to cold


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 2 (1) As of 5/1/2013
Career Earnings* $96,239 As of 5/1/2013
Last 3 Finishes 9 - Detroit River, 8/23/2012
19 - Detroit River, 7/10/2008
142 - Detroit River, 7/12/2007
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 5/1/2013
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 5/1/2013
Titles/Honors EverStart Championship winner (2001)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Rick Clunn "For his stress of the limitless aspect of tournament fishing."
Home Lake Erie/St. Clair
Favorite Lake Rodman Reservoir (Fla.)
Least Favorite Lake Potomac River
Favorite Technique Flipping
Primary Fishing Strength Deep structure fishing in rough water
Secondary Fishing Strength Power-fishing smallmouth
Biggest Weakness Flipping matted vegetation
Boat Ranger
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Plano, Frabill, Daiwa, ReelGrip, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Ranger, Mercury, Complete Battery Source
Non-Fishing Sponsors Realtree
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy Suburban

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Deep-fried Great Lakes yellow perch
Favorite Music Outlaw Country/Punk, Johnny Cash/Social Distortion
Favorite Book/Movie Bass Wars (book), Lord of the Rings trilogy (movies)
Non-Angling Hero Ben Hogan "For his work ethic toward a goal."
When Not Fishing Duck hunting.
Why He Fishes "To fill the gap in the need to be outdoors 365 days a year, witnessing the true perfection that can only be seen in nature."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 9  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 19  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 142  

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

Biographical data last updated: 2/7/2013

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