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Matt Arey

Matt  Arey

Info

Hometown Shelby, North Carolina
Age 43
Former Occupation Fishing and hunting guide (current)
Height 6' 1''
Weight 195 lbs.

Stats

Years Pro 17
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 30 (3) As of 6/14/2021
Career Earnings* $1.26 million As of 6/14/2021
Current World Rank 42
Current Bassmaster Standing 19 (471 points)
Best Finish in 2024 9 - St. Johns River, 4/18/2024
Best Finish in 2023 16 - Lake Seminole, 2/23/2023
Last 3 Finishes 16 - Smith Lake, 6/27/2024
77 - Wheeler Lake, 6/13/2024
21 - Lake Murray, 5/9/2024
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 2 (0) As of 6/14/2021
REDCREST Championships Fished (Won) 8 (0) As of 6/14/2021

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Clay Dyer
Home Lake Wylie
Favorite Lake Beaver
Least Favorite Lake Ohio River
Favorite Technique Sight-fishing
Primary Fishing Strength Power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Jerkbaiting
Biggest Weakness Finesse
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Pennzoil Marine, Lunkerhunt, Costa, Lowrance, Lew's, P-Line, T-H Marine, Bass Mafia Tackle, Evinrude, Power-Pole, Gator Guards Keel Shield
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy Silverado

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Blackened grouper
Favorite Music Rock
Favorite Book/Movie Tombstone (movie)
Non-Angling Hero "Both of my parents have had a great influence on my life and career."
When Not Fishing Bowhunting for deer, guiding or running the family horse-boarding business
Why He Fishes "I've always loved to compete, and that's what drives me."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
4/27/2017 FLWT Beaver Lake 28  
4/14/2016 FLWT Beaver Lake 7  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 1  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 1  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 37  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 33  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 5  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 50  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 5  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 157  
8/22/2019 BElite Cayuga Lake 47  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 200  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 124  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 126  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 67  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 56  
3/22/2024 BElite Grand Lake 15  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 55  
4/11/2024 BElite Harris Chain of Lakes 54  
2/17/2022 BElite Harris Chain of Lakes 19  
2/22/2018 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 59  
3/9/2017 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 44  
5/17/2018 FLWT Kentucky Lake 10  
6/9/2016 FLWT Kentucky Lake 12  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 39  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 37  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 71  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 74  
8/17/2023 BElite Lake Champlain 48  
7/8/2021 BElite Lake Champlain 43  
7/30/2020 BElite Lake Champlain 17  
6/23/2016 FLWT Lake Champlain 41  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 23  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 16  
4/7/2022 BElite Lake Chickamauga 11  
10/16/2020 BElite Lake Chickamauga 16  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 35  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 17  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 78  
10/4/2013 TTBC Lake Conroe 42  
9/28/2012 TTBC Lake Conroe 32  
4/12/2018 FLWT Lake Cumberland 52  
4/6/2017 FLWT Lake Cumberland 61  
6/10/2020 BElite Lake Eufaula 7  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 105  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 24  
2/29/2024 BElite Lake Fork 45  
5/19/2022 BElite Lake Fork 66  
4/22/2021 BElite Lake Fork 18  
11/5/2020 BElite Lake Fork 61  
5/2/2019 BElite Lake Fork 19  
5/23/2015 TTBC Lake Fork 20  
5/9/2014 TTBC Lake Fork 39  
5/20/2021 BElite Lake Guntersville 51  
9/30/2020 BElite Lake Guntersville 32  
3/6/2020 BElite Lake Guntersville 43  
6/21/2019 BElite Lake Guntersville 3  
2/2/2017 FLWT Lake Guntersville 29  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 13  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 89  
3/4/2022 BElite Lake Hartwell 14  
4/4/2019 BElite Lake Hartwell 29  
3/17/2016 FLWT Lake Hartwell 11  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 35  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 23  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 27  
2/14/2019 BElite Lake Lanier 40  
3/8/2018 FLWT Lake Lanier 70  
8/9/2012 FLWT Lake Lanier 23  
5/9/2024 BElite Lake Murray 21  
4/20/2023 BElite Lake Murray 25  
8/11/2017 FLWT- FWC Lake Murray 14  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 16  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 43  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 87  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 153  
8/18/2022 BElite Lake Oahe 50  
2/16/2023 BElite Lake Okeechobee 56  
1/25/2018 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 151  
2/4/2016 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 126  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 93  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 74  
8/10/2018 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 27  
8/20/2015 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 18  
8/11/2011 FLWT Lake Ouachita 42  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 71  
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 45  
6/11/2021 BElite Lake Ray Roberts 2  
2/23/2023 BElite Lake Seminole 16  
7/27/2023 BElite Lake St. Clair 50  
8/20/2020 BElite Lake St. Clair 67  
9/28/2019 BElite Lake St. Clair 10  
6/28/2018 FLWT Lake St. Clair 18  
9/19/2019 BElite Lake Tenkiller 20  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 48  
2/16/2017 FLWT Lake Travis 103  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 65  
5/11/2023 BElite Lay Lake 23  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 11  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 75  
8/26/2022 BElite Mississippi River 6  
5/18/2017 FLWT Mississippi River 11  
5/6/2021 BElite Neely Henry Lake 5  
6/2/2022 BElite Pickwick Lake 13  
3/18/2021 BElite Pickwick Lake 72  
5/5/2016 FLWT Pickwick Lake 23  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 73  
6/15/2017 FLWT Potomac River 54  
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 100  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 24  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 191  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 18  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 67  
6/1/2023 BElite Sabine River 102  
4/8/2021 BElite Sabine River 36  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 39  
4/27/2023 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 32  
3/17/2022 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 22  
10/8/2020 BElite Santee Cooper Lakes 49  
6/27/2024 BElite Smith Lake 16  
4/26/2018 FLWT Smith Lake 4  
4/18/2024 BElite St. Johns River 9  
2/10/2022 BElite St. Johns River 39  
2/11/2021 BElite St. Johns River 43  
2/6/2020 BElite St. Johns River 7  
2/7/2019 BElite St. Johns River 15  
8/24/2023 BElite St. Lawrence River 78  
7/14/2022 BElite St. Lawrence River 38  
7/15/2021 BElite St. Lawrence River 57  
7/23/2020 BElite St. Lawrence River 42  
8/15/2019 BElite St. Lawrence River 13  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 74  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 45  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 81  
3/24/2023 BElite Tennessee River 25  
2/25/2021 BElite Tennessee River 80  
2/22/2024 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 35  
6/13/2024 BElite Wheeler Lake 77  
8/4/2016 FLWT- FWC Wheeler Lake 27  
4/11/2019 BElite Winyah Bay 43  


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

Biographical data last updated: 6/14/2021

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