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Ron Nelson

Ron  Nelson


Hometown Berrien Springs, Michigan
Age 49
Former Occupation Painting contractor (current)
Height 6' 0''
Weight 215 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 11 (3) As of 3/25/2020
Career Earnings* $445,665 As of 3/25/2020
Current World Rank 168
Best Finish in 2024 3 - Lay Lake, 3/14/2024
Last 3 Finishes 45 - Lake Eufaula, 4/30/2024
31 - Dale Hollow Lake, 4/9/2024
3 - Lay Lake, 3/14/2024
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 3/25/2020
REDCREST Championships Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 3/25/2020

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Takahiro Omori, Kevin VanDam
Home Lake Lake Michigan
Favorite Lake Santee Cooper
Favorite Technique Punching heavy cover
Primary Fishing Strength Sight-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Transitional ledges
Biggest Weakness Dropshotting
Boat Ranger
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors 13 Fishing, Ranger Boats, Mercury, Lowrance, Power-Pole, M-Tech Lithium Batteries, Trick Step, Day's Boat Sales, Clear H20 Tackle, Sunline
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy Duramax diesel

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Mexican
Favorite Music All
Favorite Book/Movie "Any movie on a cold winter evening with my wife and dogs."
Non-Angling Hero Dad
When Not Fishing "Hanging out with my wife and dogs on the shores of Lake Michigan."
Why He Fishes "Because I feel like I'm in my natural element. It's what I truly love to do. Fishing fulfills my soul."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
4/30/2024 BPT Lake Eufaula 45  
4/9/2024 BPT Dale Hollow Lake 31  
3/14/2024 BPT Lay Lake 3  
2/20/2024 BPT Santee Cooper Lakes 16  
1/30/2024 BPT Toledo Bend Reservoir 49  
8/16/2022 MLFPC St. Lawrence River 28  
7/29/2022 MLFPC Lake Champlain 21  
6/16/2022 MLFPC James River 61  
5/12/2022 MLFPC Lake Guntersville 8  
4/21/2022 MLFPC Pickwick Lake 4  
3/13/2022 MLFPC Harris Chain of Lakes 124  
1/27/2022 MLFPC Sam Rayburn Reservoir 68  
8/17/2021 MLFPC Mississippi River 44  
7/29/2021 MLFPC St. Lawrence River 8  
6/17/2021 MLFPC Potomac River 16  
5/13/2021 MLFPC Lake Eufaula 39  
4/22/2021 MLFPC Lake Murray 93  
3/21/2021 BPT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 69  
3/11/2021 MLFPC Lewis Smith Lake 50  
2/11/2021 MLFPC Lake Okeechobee 83  
8/24/2020 FLWPC Sturgeon Bay 18  
8/11/2020 FLWPC Lake Erie 34  
7/29/2020 FLWPC Mississippi River 12  
6/23/2020 FLWPC Lake Chickamauga 41  
3/19/2020 FLWPC Lake Martin 2  
2/20/2020 FLWPC Harris Chain of Lakes 11  
1/23/2020 FLWPC Sam Rayburn Reservoir 5  
8/9/2019 FLWT- FWC Lake Hamilton 49  
6/27/2019 FLWT Lake Champlain 14  
5/2/2019 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 3  
4/11/2019 FLWT Cherokee Lake 16  
3/28/2019 FLWT Grand Lake 74  
3/7/2019 FLWT Lake Seminole 38  
2/7/2019 FLWT Lake Toho 23  
1/10/2019 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 120  

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

Biographical data last updated: 3/25/2020

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