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Bob Downey

Bob  Downey


Hometown Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
Age 37
Former Occupation Surety bond sales
Height 5' 10''
Weight 175 lbs.
Injuries Broken leg from playing hockey


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 8 (1) As of 1/20/2023
Career Earnings* $258,459 As of 1/20/2023
Current World Rank 92
Current Bassmaster Standing 63 (275 points)
Best Finish in 2024 15 - St. Johns River, 4/18/2024
Best Finish in 2023 12 - Lake Seminole, 2/23/2023
Last 3 Finishes 40 - Wheeler Lake, 6/13/2024
34 - Lake Murray, 5/9/2024
15 - St. Johns River, 4/18/2024
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 1/20/2023
REDCREST Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 1/20/2023

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Jim Moynagh
Home Lake "Too many to name – lots of them in Minnesota."
Favorite Lake Upper Mississippi River (pools 2-8)
Least Favorite Lake "I don't really have one."
Favorite Technique Punching matted grass
Primary Fishing Strength Flipping/pitching shallow cover
Secondary Fishing Strength Deep, clear water finesse-fishing for smallmouth
Biggest Weakness Ledge-fishing on the Tennessee River
Boat Bass Cat
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Rapala, VMC, Sufix, St. Croix Rods, Simms, Omnia Fishing, All Terrain Tackle, Humminbird, MinnKota, Bass Cat, Mercury, Pro Guide Batteries
Non-Fishing Sponsors Gateway Bank, GS Trailers
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Venison chops
Favorite Music "It seems to be an eclectic mix – folk, rock, red dirt county, alternative. I'm kind of all over the place there."
Favorite Book/Movie Miracle – Te 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
Non-Angling Hero Grandfather
When Not Fishing Spend time with friends and family and bow-hunt for whitetails.
Why He Fishes "For the love of it. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t fish. I was fortunate to grow up in a family that spent a lot of time outdoors and fishing was just something that everyone did."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
6/13/2024 BElite Wheeler Lake 40  
5/9/2024 BElite Lake Murray 34  
4/18/2024 BElite St. Johns River 15  
4/11/2024 BElite Harris Chain of Lakes 103  
3/22/2024 BElite Grand Lake 56  
2/29/2024 BElite Lake Fork 88  
2/22/2024 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 68  
8/24/2023 BElite St. Lawrence River 43  
8/17/2023 BElite Lake Champlain 50  
7/27/2023 BElite Lake St. Clair 34  
6/1/2023 BElite Sabine River 44  
5/11/2023 BElite Lay Lake 27  
4/27/2023 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 53  
4/20/2023 BElite Lake Murray 77  
3/24/2023 BElite Tennessee River 17  
2/23/2023 BElite Lake Seminole 12  
2/16/2023 BElite Lake Okeechobee 54  
8/26/2022 BElite Mississippi River 15  
8/18/2022 BElite Lake Oahe 22  
7/14/2022 BElite St. Lawrence River 10  
6/2/2022 BElite Pickwick Lake 62  
5/19/2022 BElite Lake Fork 46  
4/7/2022 BElite Lake Chickamauga 21  
3/17/2022 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 85  
2/17/2022 BElite Harris Chain of Lakes 64  
2/10/2022 BElite St. Johns River 2  
7/15/2021 BElite St. Lawrence River 44  
7/8/2021 BElite Lake Champlain 80  
5/20/2021 BElite Lake Guntersville 52  
5/6/2021 BElite Neely Henry Lake 7  
4/22/2021 BElite Lake Fork 92  
4/8/2021 BElite Sabine River 29  
3/18/2021 BElite Pickwick Lake 59  
2/25/2021 BElite Tennessee River 12  
2/11/2021 BElite St. Johns River 87  
11/5/2020 BElite Lake Fork 62  
10/16/2020 BElite Lake Chickamauga 35  
10/8/2020 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 51  
9/30/2020 BElite Lake Guntersville 6  
8/20/2020 BElite Lake St. Clair 15  
7/30/2020 BElite Lake Champlain 53  
7/23/2020 BElite St. Lawrence River 40  
6/10/2020 BElite Lake Eufaula 51  
3/6/2020 BElite Lake Guntersville 27  
2/6/2020 BElite St. Johns River 82  

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

Biographical data last updated: 1/20/2023

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