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Kyle Welcher

Kyle  Welcher


Hometown Opelika, Alabama
Age 31
Height 6' 3''
Weight 183 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 8 (0) As of 9/8/2023
Career Earnings* $500,687 As of 9/8/2023
Current World Rank 30
Current Bassmaster Standing 57 (246 points)
Best Finish in 2024 14 - Lake Fork, 2/29/2024
Best Finish in 2023 5 - St. Lawrence River, 8/24/2023
Last 3 Finishes 69 - Lake Murray, 5/9/2024
40 - St. Johns River, 4/18/2024
63 - Harris Chain of Lakes, 4/11/2024
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 2 (0) As of 9/8/2023
REDCREST Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 9/8/2023
Titles/Honors Bassmaster Angler of the Year (2023)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Bryan Thrift
Home Lake Lake Harding
Favorite Lake Lake Wedowee – "It was the first place I ever went to when I was young and caught big ones. It's not the lake it used to be, but it's ingrained in my heart."
Least Favorite Lake Lake Fork – "I like fishing there, but it's an atrocious tournament lake. It's small and it's really tough to navigate because of all the timber."
Favorite Technique Flipping and frogging
Primary Fishing Strength Shallow-water power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Sight-fishing
Biggest Weakness Going slow
Boat Caymas
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Sunline, Evolv Rod Sleeves, Fuji, Gamakatsu, Motor Guide, Rapala, Striker (foul-weather gear), Untamed Tackle, Wedowee Marine
Non-Fishing Sponsors Black Rifle Coffee

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Tacos
Favorite Music "I like a big mix, from cringy rap to bluegrass."
When Not Fishing Play poker
Why He Fishes "I think I have to. I'd go insane without it."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
5/9/2024 BElite Lake Murray 69  
4/18/2024 BElite St. Johns River 40  
4/11/2024 BElite Harris Chain of Lakes 63  
3/22/2024 BElite Grand Lake 18  
2/29/2024 BElite Lake Fork 14  
2/22/2024 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 88  
8/24/2023 BElite St. Lawrence River 5  
8/17/2023 BElite Lake Champlain 25  
7/27/2023 BElite Lake St. Clair 44  
6/1/2023 BElite Sabine River 7  
5/11/2023 BElite Lay Lake 25  
4/27/2023 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 41  
4/20/2023 BElite Lake Murray 18  
2/23/2023 BElite Lake Seminole 15  
2/16/2023 BElite Lake Okeechobee 13  
8/26/2022 BElite Mississippi River 34  
8/18/2022 BElite Lake Oahe 68  
7/14/2022 BElite St. Lawrence River 24  
6/2/2022 BElite Pickwick Lake 61  
5/19/2022 BElite Lake Fork 51  
4/7/2022 BElite Lake Chickamauga 71  
3/17/2022 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 34  
3/4/2022 BElite Lake Hartwell 2  
2/17/2022 BElite Harris Chain of Lakes 80  
2/10/2022 BElite St. Johns River 89  
7/15/2021 BElite St. Lawrence River 85  
7/8/2021 BElite Lake Champlain 85  
6/11/2021 BElite Lake Ray Roberts 16  
5/20/2021 BElite Lake Guntersville 17  
5/6/2021 BElite Neely Henry Lake 39  
4/22/2021 BElite Lake Fork 22  
4/8/2021 BElite Sabine River 8  
3/18/2021 BElite Pickwick Lake 13  
2/25/2021 BElite Tennessee River 36  
2/11/2021 BElite St. Johns River 47  
11/5/2020 BElite Lake Fork 54  
10/16/2020 BElite Lake Chickamauga 10  
10/8/2020 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 32  
9/30/2020 BElite Lake Guntersville 5  
8/20/2020 BElite Lake St. Clair 63  
7/30/2020 BElite Lake Champlain 22  
7/23/2020 BElite St. Lawrence River 60  
6/10/2020 BElite Lake Eufaula 16  
2/6/2020 BElite St. Johns River 8  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 127  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 92  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 96  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 9  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 153  

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

Biographical data last updated: 9/8/2023

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