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Bill Chapman


Hometown Salt Rock, West Virginia
Age 65
Former Occupation Contractor
Height 6' 2''
Weight 240 lbs.


Years Pro 17
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 6 (1) As of 12/21/2006
Career Earnings* $220,000
Best Finish in 2016 18 - Wheeler Lake, 8/4/2016
Last 3 Finishes 18 - Wheeler Lake, 8/4/2016
34 - Lake Ouachita, 8/11/2011
44 - Potomac River, 6/2/2011
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0)
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 5 (0)

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Rick Clunn "Because of his consistency and longevity. I'm getting up there in years, and to see him still doing it gives me the incentive that I can too."
Home Lake Ohio River
Favorite Lake Kerr and Champlain
Least Favorite Lake Doesn't have one.
Favorite Technique Flipping/pitching
Primary Fishing Strength Flipping/pitching
Secondary Fishing Strength Spinnerbaits
Biggest Weakness Dropshotting
Boat Bass Cat
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors click here, Cabin Creek Bait Co.
Non-Fishing Sponsors Napa Auto Parts
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Dodge 2500 pickup (Cummings diesel)

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak (any cut, medium)
Favorite Music Country
Favorite Book/Movie The Bible (Book)
Non-Angling Hero Dad "I've never heard my dad say an off-colored word about anybody or anything. I think it's great that somebody can do that."
When Not Fishing Likes to hunt deer.
Why He Fishes "I love the competition not only against other competitors, but trying to beat those little green fish."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/4/2016 FLWT- FWC Wheeler Lake 18  
8/11/2011 FLWT Lake Ouachita 34  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 44  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 98  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 179  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 64  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 118  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 53  
8/2/2006 FLWT Logan Martin Lake 38  
6/21/2006 FLWT Lake Champlain 73  
5/10/2006 FLWT Kentucky Lake 53  
4/5/2006 FLWT Beaver Lake 37  
3/1/2006 FLWT Pickwick Lake 58  
2/8/2006 FLWT Lake Murray 27  
1/18/2006 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 131  
6/23/2004 FLW Lake Champlain 45  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 147  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 121  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 86  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 188  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 141  
9/10/2003 FLW* James River 26  
6/18/2003 FLW Wheeler Lake (Forrest Wood Open) 6  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 62  
4/9/2003 FLW Beaver Lake (Wal-Mart Open) 144  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 51  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 2  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 102  
9/11/2002 FLW* Cross Lake 14  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 18  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 22  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 94  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 31  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 99  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 140  

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

Biographical data last updated: 12/22/2006

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