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Mike Surman

Mike  Surman

Info

Hometown Boca Raton, Florida
Age 54
Former Occupation Account manager, Siemens (current)/Owner of Gambler Lures
Height 6' 2''
Weight 175 lbs.
Injuries Tennis elbow (mild)

Stats

Years Pro 17
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 10 (1) As of 11/29/2007
Career Earnings* $370,000 As of 11/29/2007
Current World Rank 180
Current FLW Standing 112 (388 points)
Best Finish in 2014 17 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 3/27/2014
Best Finish in 2013 58 - Lewis Smith Lake, 3/7/2013
Last 3 Finishes 147 - Beaver Lake, 4/10/2014
17 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 3/27/2014
166 - Lake Hartwell, 3/6/2014
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 11/29/2007
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 5 (0) As of 11/29/2007

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Guido Hibdon - "He's mastered many different techniques, and is an incredible finesse fisherman." Denny Brauer - "He's such a true professional. He has the whole package."
Home Lake Lake Okeechobee (FL)
Favorite Lake Lake Okeechobee (FL) - "It has lots of big fish, and is such an awesome tournament lake. You can win on almost any bait anytime."
Least Favorite Lake Lake Sinclair (GA) - "It didn't fit my style. The two or three times I fished it, the water was real low and it seemed like I was noodle-fishing all the time."
Favorite Technique Flipping a Gambler Crawdaddy
Primary Fishing Strength Power fishing (flipping)
Secondary Fishing Strength Spinnerbaiting
Biggest Weakness Finesse fishing
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Team Castrol
Fishing Sponsors Solar Batsunglasses, Gambler Lures, All-Star rods, Pflueger reels, Yo-Zuri
Non-Fishing Sponsors Castrol, Southwest Airlines, Southeast Toyota
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Grilled New York strip steak (medium-rare)
Favorite Music Country (Garth Brooks)
Favorite Book/Movie Dead Solid Perfect (book)/Caddyshack (movie)
Non-Angling Hero Father - "He's a great person. He was a great salesman and a great athlete, a great all-around person. I really try to emulate him because he was always successful at everything he did."
When Not Fishing "I like to spend time with my family, which hopefully involves taking my son fishing."
Why He Fishes "I'm very competitive, and I enjoy trying to figure out how to make fish bite. When you add in the tournament competition, it really makes it an incredible sport."
Website www.alllaboutfishn.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
4/10/2014 FLWT Beaver Lake 147  
3/27/2014 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 17  
3/6/2014 FLWT Lake Hartwell 166  
2/6/2014 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 86  
6/27/2013 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 115  
6/6/2013 FLWT Grand Lake 134  
5/16/2013 FLWT Lake Eufaula 117  
4/11/2013 FLWT Beaver Lake 79  
3/7/2013 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 58  
2/7/2013 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 97  
10/11/2012 FLWT Sam Rayburn Reservoir 15  
9/20/2012 FLWT Wheeler Lake 20  
8/23/2012 FLWT Detroit River 44  
6/28/2012 FLWT Lake Champlain 35  
6/7/2012 FLWT Kentucky Lake 84  
5/17/2012 FLWT Potomac River 120  
4/26/2012 FLWT Beaver Lake 112  
3/29/2012 FLWT Table Rock Lake 114  
3/8/2012 FLWT Lake Hartwell 51  
2/9/2012 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 37  
10/20/2011 FLWT Lake Guntersville 49  
9/15/2011 FLWT Lake Champlain 107  
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 78  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 134  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 128  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 91  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 92  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 129  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 106  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 21  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 71  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 116  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 57  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 91  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 102  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 106  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 32  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 95  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 127  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 54  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 9  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 152  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 176  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 38  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 8  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 161  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 184  
8/2/2007 FLWT Lake Ouachita 4  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 81  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 190  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 51  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 60  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 167  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 46  
11/15/2006 FLWS Lewis Smith Lake 109  
10/11/2006 FLWS Lake of the Ozarks 83  
6/21/2006 FLWT Lake Champlain 185  
5/31/2006 FLWS Old Hickory Lake 38  
5/10/2006 FLWT Kentucky Lake 63  
5/3/2006 FLWS Lake Cumberland 8  
4/5/2006 FLWT Beaver Lake 92  
3/8/2006 FLWS Lake Lanier 19  
3/1/2006 FLWT Pickwick Lake 76  
2/8/2006 FLWT Lake Murray 136  
1/18/2006 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 50  
6/22/2005 FLW Potomac River 192  
5/11/2005 FLW Wheeler Lake 168  
4/13/2005 FLW Beaver Lake 166  
3/9/2005 FLW Ouachita River 68  
2/9/2005 FLW Lake Toho 63  
1/19/2005 FLW Lake Okeechobee 52  
8/11/2004 FLW Logan Martin Lake 40  
6/23/2004 FLW Lake Champlain 51  
5/12/2004 FLW Kentucky Lake 22  
3/31/2004 FLW Beaver Lake 8  
3/10/2004 FLW Old Hickory Lake 21  
2/11/2004 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 8  
1/21/2004 FLW Lake Okeechobee 88  
9/10/2003 FLW* James River 33  
6/18/2003 FLW Wheeler Lake (Forrest Wood Open) 30  
5/14/2003 FLW Kentucky Lake 4  
4/9/2003 FLW Beaver Lake (Wal-Mart Open) 106  
3/12/2003 FLW Lake Murray 15  
2/12/2003 FLW Atchafalaya Basin 93  
1/22/2003 FLW Lake Okeechobee 7  
6/19/2002 FLW Lake Champlain 148  
5/15/2002 FLW Old Hickory Lake 66  
4/17/2002 FLW Beaver Lake 111  
3/13/2002 FLW Lake Ouachita 19  
2/13/2002 FLW Lake Wheeler 133  
1/23/2002 FLW Lake Okeechobee 107  


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

Biographical data last updated: 2/8/2013

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