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James Elam

James  Elam

Info

Hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma
Age 32
Former Occupation Family machine shop
Height 5' 9''
Weight 160 lbs.

Stats

Years Pro 5
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 11 (3) As of 9/24/2018
Career Earnings* $534,475 As of 9/24/2018
Current World Rank 8
Current Bassmaster Standing 19 (637 points)
Best Finish in 2018 1 - Lake Chatuge, 9/20/2018
Best Finish in 2017 2 - Mille Lacs Lake, 9/14/2017
Last 3 Finishes 1 - Lake Chatuge, 9/20/2018
11 - St. Lawrence River, 8/23/2018
46 - Lake Oahe, 6/29/2018
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 3 (0) As of 9/24/2018
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 9/24/2018

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Men of my family – dad, uncles, grandpa... they all fish and they're all good people
Home Lake Grand (Okla.)
Favorite Lake Tenkiller
Least Favorite Lake West Point
Favorite Technique Deep water structure
Primary Fishing Strength Shallow-water power fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Deep water structure
Biggest Weakness Intermediate depth/transition period
Boat Phoenix
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors Mercury, Phoenix Boats, Lowrance, Simms, Molix, McCain Hi-Performance Graphite Rods, Shimano reels, Laser TroKar, T-H Marine, Anglr, Seaguar
Non-Fishing Sponsors Daylight Donuts
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Toyota Tundra

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Ribeye steak
Favorite Music Little bit of everything
When Not Fishing Working out, hang out with friends, tinker with tackle
Why He Fishes "I've just always done it. What keeps it interesting is you never stop learning. We learn something new or different every day. That's the coolest thing about it."
Website www.jamesrayelam.com
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 91  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 26  
4/21/2016 BElite Bull Shoals/Norfork Lakes 50  
6/23/2016 BElite Cayuga Lake 30  
8/21/2014 BElite Cayuga Lake 33  
2/9/2017 BElite Cherokee Lake 21  
8/13/2015 BElite Chesapeake Bay 31  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 19  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 78  
4/26/2018 BElite Grand Lake 24  
3/4/2016 BElite Grand Lake O' the Cherokees 30  
5/4/2018 BElite Kentucky Lake 71  
6/3/2015 BElite Kentucky Lake 45  
7/27/2017 BElite Lake Champlain 103  
9/20/2018 BElite Lake Chatuge 1  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 105  
3/24/2017 BElite Lake Conroe 4  
6/2/2017 BElite Lake Dardanelle 36  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 83  
4/9/2015 BElite Lake Guntersville 44  
3/16/2018 BElite Lake Hartwell 11  
5/7/2015 BElite Lake Havasu 96  
2/8/2018 BElite Lake Martin 17  
6/29/2018 BElite Lake Oahe 46  
2/23/2017 BElite Lake Okeechobee 34  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 84  
8/24/2017 BElite Lake St. Clair 97  
8/27/2015 BElite Lake St. Clair 10  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 75  
6/8/2016 BElite Lake Texoma 53  
5/17/2018 BElite Lake Travis 57  
9/14/2017 BElite Mille Lacs Lake 2  
9/15/2016 BElite Mille Lacs Lake 5  
6/21/2018 BElite Mississippi River 44  
9/8/2016 BElite Mississippi River 54  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 90  
8/11/2016 BElite Potomac River 57  
4/27/2017 BElite Ross Barnett Reservoir 81  
6/7/2018 BElite Sabine River 91  
3/19/2015 BElite Sabine River 69  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 17  
4/30/2015 BElite Sacramento River 20  
5/17/2017 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 32  
3/17/2016 BElite St. Johns River 84  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 104  
8/23/2018 BElite St. Lawrence River 11  
7/20/2017 BElite St. Lawrence River 6  
7/30/2015 BElite St. Lawrence River 68  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 38  
9/17/2015 BElite Sturgeon Bay (Lake Michigan) 10  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 59  
4/6/2017 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 13  
5/12/2016 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 28  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 62  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 66  
4/28/2016 BElite Wheeler Lake 8  
4/7/2016 BElite Winyah Bay 13  


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

Biographical data last updated: 9/24/2018

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