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Michael Neal

Michael  Neal


Hometown Dayton, Tennessee
Age 29
Former Occupation Operates Dayton Boat Dock (current)
Height 6' 0''
Weight 225 lbs.


Years Pro 8
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 28 (3) As of 4/15/2020
Career Earnings* $835,451 As of 4/15/2020
Current World Rank 8
Best Finish in 2020 2 - Lake Okeechobee, 2/21/2020
Best Finish in 2019 3 - Smith Lake, 4/30/2019
Last 3 Finishes 12 - Lake Fork, 3/13/2020
2 - Lake Okeechobee, 2/21/2020
31 - Lake Eufaula, 2/7/2020
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 4/15/2020
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 6 (0) As of 4/15/2020

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Andy Morgan. "He's from my hometown and we run around together. He's a household fishing industry name. What you see is what you get a true country boy."
Home Lake Chickamauga
Favorite Lake Champlain. "It's typically offshore grass fishing. It fishes a lot like Guntersville and Chickamauga, just not quite the average size of fish. I honestly believe that there is not a lake in the country that has more bass in it. I wish we could pick it up and move it from New York to the southeast somewhere."
Least Favorite Lake Okeechobee. "It's just too big and there is way too much grass. Even though it is so big, it still winds up fishing small. Practice is always miserable because you have to cover so much water to find some fish. Even though I have had some good finishes there, I still don't like it."
Favorite Technique Swimbait on the ledges
Primary Fishing Strength Offshore ledges
Secondary Fishing Strength Submerged grass
Biggest Weakness Getting flustered and running around all day
Boat Nitro
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Big Bite Baits, Denali Rods, Sunline, Daiwa reels, AFTCO (apparel), SPRO, Gamakatsu, Dirty Jigs, Lure Lock, TRC rod covers
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy Silverado 2500HD

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak
Favorite Music Country every day, but rock and roll for tournaments
Non-Angling Hero My dad. "Without him I would not be where I am now. He was the one that got me started into fishing tournaments above the local level. He is without a doubt my biggest supporter."
When Not Fishing Work at Dayton Boat Dock, some hunting
Why He Fishes "It's my passion. Since I was 3, I'd rather fish than do anything. It's the only sport where you compete against something that's not your competitors."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
3/13/2020 BPT Lake Fork 12  
2/21/2020 BPT Lake Okeechobee 2  
2/7/2020 BPT Lake Eufaula 31  
8/21/2019 BPT Mississippi River 10  
6/25/2019 BPT Lake Winnebago 35  
5/31/2019 BPT Table Rock Lake 12  
5/17/2019 BPT Table Rock Lake 12  
4/30/2019 BPT Smith Lake 3  
4/9/2019 BPT Lake Chickamauga 10  
3/26/2019 BPT Falls Lake/Jordan Lake/Shearon Harris Reservoir 42  
2/12/2019 BPT Lake Conroe 57  
1/29/2019 BPT Kissimmee Chain of Lakes 7  
8/10/2018 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 36  
6/28/2018 FLWT Lake St. Clair 31  
5/17/2018 FLWT Kentucky Lake 4  
4/26/2018 FLWT Smith Lake 34  
4/12/2018 FLWT Lake Cumberland 50  
3/8/2018 FLWT Lake Lanier 119  
2/22/2018 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 106  
1/25/2018 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 13  
8/11/2017 FLWT- FWC Lake Murray 6  
6/15/2017 FLWT Potomac River 5  
5/18/2017 FLWT Mississippi River 27  
4/27/2017 FLWT Beaver Lake 121  
4/6/2017 FLWT Lake Cumberland 23  
3/9/2017 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 42  
2/16/2017 FLWT Lake Travis 23  
2/2/2017 FLWT Lake Guntersville 40  
8/4/2016 FLWT- FWC Wheeler Lake 2  
6/23/2016 FLWT Lake Champlain 38  
6/9/2016 FLWT Kentucky Lake 15  
5/5/2016 FLWT Pickwick Lake 2  
4/14/2016 FLWT Beaver Lake 39  
3/17/2016 FLWT Lake Hartwell 77  
2/4/2016 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 4  
8/20/2015 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 29  
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 26  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 10  
5/23/2015 TTBC Lake Fork 26  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 82  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 60  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 46  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 67  
8/14/2014 FLWT Lake Murray 43  
6/26/2014 FLWT Kentucky Lake 12  
6/5/2014 FLWT Pickwick Lake 2  
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 67  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 71  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 19  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 28  
8/15/2013 FLWT Red River 6  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 3  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 109  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 113  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 27  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 24  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 3  
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 102  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 26  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 107  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 54  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 98  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 55  

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

Biographical data last updated: 4/15/2020

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