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Buddy Gross

Buddy  Gross


Hometown Ringgold, Georgia
Age 48
Former Occupation Heavy truck sales
Height 5' 8''
Weight 240 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 11 (4) As of 2/12/2019
Career Earnings* $374,532 As of 2/12/2019
Current World Rank 12
Current Bassmaster Standing 19 (551 points)
Best Finish in 2020 1 - Lake Eufaula, 6/10/2020
Best Finish in 2019 1 - Lake Toho, 2/7/2019
Last 3 Finishes 36 - Lake Chickamauga, 10/16/2020
37 - Santee Cooper Lakes, 10/8/2020
48 - Lake Guntersville, 9/30/2020
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 5/9/2016
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 5/9/2016

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Father
Home Lake Chickamauga
Favorite Lake Guntersville
Least Favorite Lake Clear-water lakes
Favorite Technique Offshore
Primary Fishing Strength Power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Grass
Biggest Weakness Spinning rods
Boat Bullet
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Fitzgerald Fishing, Boat Logix, Fish Dayton, Tackle Trap, Daiwa, Lowrance, Bullet Boats, Mercury, Power-Pole, Owner Hooks, Zoom, Profound Outdoors, Phantom Outdoors, Tournament Grade Apparel, Swimbait University, Nichols Lures, Fish Lake Chickamauga, Costa
Non-Fishing Sponsors Leer, BossVan, Hank's Carpet & Flooring, Integrity Chevrolet, Davron Technologies,
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy 2500 Duramax

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Music "Country, but I like all music."
Favorite Book/Movie Tombstone (movie)
When Not Fishing Be with family
Why He Fishes "My love for it as a child became my passion."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
10/16/2020 BElite Lake Chickamauga 36  
10/8/2020 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 37  
9/30/2020 BElite Lake Guntersville 48  
8/20/2020 BElite Lake St. Clair 77  
7/30/2020 BElite Lake Champlain 12  
7/23/2020 BElite St. Lawrence River 35  
6/10/2020 BElite Lake Eufaula 1  
2/6/2020 BElite St. Johns River 11  
8/9/2019 FLWT- FWC Lake Hamilton 31  
6/27/2019 FLWT Lake Champlain 52  
5/2/2019 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 2  
4/11/2019 FLWT Cherokee Lake 44  
3/28/2019 FLWT Grand Lake 39  
3/7/2019 FLWT Lake Seminole 11  
2/7/2019 FLWT Lake Toho 1  
1/10/2019 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 68  
6/28/2018 FLWT Lake St. Clair 57  
5/17/2018 FLWT Kentucky Lake 95  
4/26/2018 FLWT Smith Lake 133  
4/12/2018 FLWT Lake Cumberland 135  
3/8/2018 FLWT Lake Lanier 85  
2/22/2018 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 5  
1/25/2018 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 140  
6/15/2017 FLWT Potomac River 116  
5/18/2017 FLWT Mississippi River 54  
4/27/2017 FLWT Beaver Lake 112  
4/6/2017 FLWT Lake Cumberland 112  
3/9/2017 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 113  
2/16/2017 FLWT Lake Travis 81  
2/2/2017 FLWT Lake Guntersville 38  
6/23/2016 FLWT Lake Champlain 130  
6/9/2016 FLWT Kentucky Lake 47  
5/5/2016 FLWT Pickwick Lake 1  
4/14/2016 FLWT Beaver Lake 21  
3/17/2016 FLWT Lake Hartwell 163  
2/4/2016 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 161  

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

Biographical data last updated: 3/17/2019

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