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Matthew Sphar


Hometown Pavilion, New York
Age 45
Former Occupation Tree maintenance
Height 5' 11''
Weight 160 lbs.


Years Pro 17
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 3 (0) As of 9/7/2007
Career Earnings* $90,463 As of 9/7/2007
Last 3 Finishes 4 - Oneida Lake, 8/13/2009
96 - Mississippi River, 6/11/2009
88 - Kentucky Lake, 6/3/2009
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 2/10/2009
REDCREST Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 9/7/2007

Angling Stuff

Home Lake Oneida
Favorite Lake Oneida – "I like how it fishes and I always enjoy going there."
Favorite Technique "I'm pretty versatile, and I like doing a little bit of everything."
Primary Fishing Strength Finesse fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Flipping and pitching jigs
Biggest Weakness Researching lakes on the computer
Boat Bass Cat
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Berkley, Rix Custom Lures, Costa Del Mar
Non-Fishing Sponsors The Alphabet Killer (movie)
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) GMC Suburban

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Music Alternative rock
Favorite Book/Movie Bassmaster magazine
Non-Angling Hero Mike Castano (uncle) – "When I was young, he spent a lot of time with me, taking me fishing and all of that. He's a big part of who I am."
When Not Fishing "I also like to hunt (mostly big game)."
Why He Fishes "I like to have fun in life, and being able to fish for a job is my ultimate dream."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
3/22/2007 BElite California Delta 44  
5/1/2008 BElite Clarks Hill 80  
4/19/2007 BElite Clarks Hill 49  
3/29/2007 BElite Clear Lake 80  
4/3/2008 BElite Falcon Lake 89  
6/21/2007 BElite Grand Lake 69  
3/6/2008 BElite Harris Chain 43  
6/3/2009 BElite Kentucky Lake 88  
6/12/2008 BElite Kentucky Lake 98  
3/12/2009 BElite Lake Amistad 34  
4/10/2008 BElite Lake Amistad 13  
3/8/2007 BElite Lake Amistad 24  
7/12/2007 BElite Lake Champlain 23  
3/26/2009 BElite Lake Dardanelle 64  
7/31/2008 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 43  
7/19/2007 BElite Lake Erie/Niagara River 14  
5/7/2009 BElite Lake Guntersville 53  
4/26/2007 BElite Lake Guntersville 105  
2/22/2008 BElite Lake Hartwell 48  
5/15/2008 BElite Lake Murray 14  
8/7/2008 BElite Lake Oneida 41  
3/13/2008 BElite Lake Toho 105  
9/13/2007 BElite Lake Tohopekaliga 29  
4/2/2009 BElite Lake Wheeler 46  
6/5/2008 BElite Lake Wheeler 5  
6/11/2009 BElite Mississippi River 96  
6/26/2008 BElite Old Hickory 97  
8/13/2009 BElite Oneida Lake 4  
8/9/2007 BElite Potomac River 46  
4/23/2009 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 10  
6/7/2007 BElite Smith Mountain Lake 10  

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

Biographical data last updated: 9/7/2007

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