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Michael Murphy

Michael  Murphy


Hometown Lexington, South Carolina
Age 36
Former Occupation National Sales Manager, Optimum Bait Co. (current)
Height 6' 5''
Weight 250 lbs.


Years Pro 11
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 3 (0) As of 1/21/2015
Career Earnings* $146,386 As of 1/21/2015
Current World Rank 242
Last 3 Finishes 22 - Potomac River, 6/25/2015
29 - Lake Chickamauga, 6/11/2015
32 - Lake Eufaula, 5/14/2015
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 1/21/2015
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 1 (0) As of 1/21/2015

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "My grandfather and father – they got me into it."
Home Lake Lake Murray (SC)
Favorite Lake Lake Murray
Least Favorite Lake Beaver Lake
Favorite Technique Topwater
Primary Fishing Strength Flipping/pitching
Secondary Fishing Strength Suspended fish (topwater/jerkbaits)
Biggest Weakness "Impatience/Fishing too fast. Trying too hard to make things happen, and not let things happen."
Boat Ranger
Motor Evinrude
Fishing Sponsors Ranger Boats, Mercury Marine, ima Lures, Optimum Baits, Reins, Denali Rods, Lew's (reels), Navionics, Humminbird, Minn Kota, Talon, Berkley Trilene, Costa Del Mar, Deka/CPI Batteries, Plano, Frabill, Boat Bling
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) GMC Yukon XL Denali

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food "Steak or sushi or good pasta."
Favorite Music "I listen to just about anything."
Favorite Book/Movie Advanced Fishing Techniques; Tracking Trophies; Big Bass Zone (books)/Any comedy or based on a true story (movie)
When Not Fishing "Spending time with my family."
Why He Fishes "I love the outdoors, the tournament competition, and the people you meet along the way."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
6/25/2015 FLWT Potomac River 22  
6/11/2015 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 29  
5/14/2015 FLWT Lake Eufaula 32  
4/23/2015 FLWT Beaver Lake 107  
3/26/2015 FLWT Lewis Smith Lake 113  
3/5/2015 FLWT Lake Toho 110  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 37  
7/21/2011 FLWT Lake Pickwick 79  
6/16/2011 FLWT Kentucky Lake 81  
6/2/2011 FLWT Potomac River 66  
5/19/2011 FLWT Red River 53  
4/14/2011 FLWT Lake Chickamauga 26  
3/24/2011 FLWT Lake Hartwell 117  
3/3/2011 FLWT Beaver Lake 62  
2/3/2011 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 78  
6/23/2010 FLWT Lake Guntersville 108  
5/26/2010 FLWT Lake Ouachita 77  
4/21/2010 FLWT Fort Loudoun/Tellico Lakes 43  
3/24/2010 FLWT Lake Norman 82  
3/3/2010 FLWT Table Rock Lake 135  
7/9/2009 FLWT Lake Champlain 92  
6/11/2009 FLWT Kentucky Lake 57  
5/14/2009 FLWT Beaver Lake 125  
4/23/2009 FLWT Lake Norman 104  
3/12/2009 FLWT Table Rock Lake 120  
2/12/2009 FLWT Lake Guntersville 133  
7/10/2008 FLWT Detroit River 171  
6/19/2008 FLWT Ft. Loudoun-Tellico 68  
5/15/2008 FLWT Beaver Lake 176  
4/24/2008 FLWT Lake Norman 33  
4/3/2008 FLWT Lewis Smith 146  
2/28/2008 FLWT Lake Tohopekaliga 159  
8/2/2007 FLWT Lake Ouachita 61  
7/12/2007 FLWT Detroit River 18  
6/14/2007 FLWT Potomac River 58  
5/17/2007 FLWT Beaver Lake 134  
4/26/2007 FLWT Lake Norman 114  
3/29/2007 FLWT Fort Loudoun-Tellico 39  
2/15/2007 FLWT Lake Travis 36  
11/15/2006 FLWS Lewis Smith Lake 83  
10/11/2006 FLWS Lake of the Ozarks 161  
5/31/2006 FLWS Old Hickory Lake 105  
5/3/2006 FLWS Lake Cumberland 22  
3/8/2006 FLWS Lake Lanier 37  

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

Biographical data last updated: 1/21/2015

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