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James Elam


Hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma
Age 31
Former Occupation Family machine shop
Height 5' 9''
Weight 160 lbs.


Years Pro 4
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 0 (0) As of 1/24/2014
Career Earnings* $38,038 As of 1/24/2014
Current World Rank 29
Current Bassmaster Standing 14 (449 points)
Best Finish in 2017 4 - Lake Conroe, 3/24/2017
Best Finish in 2016 5 - Mille Lacs Lake, 9/15/2016
Last 3 Finishes 36 - Lake Dardanelle, 6/2/2017
32 - Sam Rayburn Reservoir, 5/17/2017
81 - Ross Barnett Reservoir, 4/27/2017
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 1/24/2014
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 1/24/2014

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero Men of my family Ė 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 Ranger
Motor Yamaha
Fishing Sponsors Costa Del Mar, Owner Hooks, McCain Hi-Performance Rods
Non-Fishing Sponsors Daylight Donuts, Thermal Specialties, Specialty Machining
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."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
6/2/2017 BElite Lake Dardanelle 36  
5/17/2017 BElite Sam Rayburn Reservoir 32  
4/27/2017 BElite Ross Barnett Reservoir 81  
4/6/2017 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 13  
3/24/2017 BElite Lake Conroe 4  
2/23/2017 BElite Lake Okeechobee 34  
2/9/2017 BElite Cherokee Lake 21  
9/15/2016 BElite Mille Lacs Lake 5  
9/8/2016 BElite Mississippi River 54  
8/11/2016 BElite Potomac River 57  
6/23/2016 BElite Cayuga Lake 30  
6/8/2016 BElite Lake Texoma 53  
5/12/2016 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 28  
4/28/2016 BElite Wheeler Lake 8  
4/21/2016 BElite Bull Shoals/Norfork Lakes 50  
4/7/2016 BElite Winyah Bay 13  
3/17/2016 BElite St. Johns River 84  
3/4/2016 BElite Grand Lake O' the Cherokees 30  
9/17/2015 BElite Sturgeon Bay (Lake Michigan) 10  
8/27/2015 BElite Lake St. Clair 10  
8/13/2015 BElite Chesapeake Bay 31  
7/30/2015 BElite St. Lawrence River 68  
6/3/2015 BElite Kentucky Lake 45  
5/7/2015 BElite Lake Havasu 96  
4/30/2015 BElite Sacramento River 20  
4/9/2015 BElite Lake Guntersville 44  
3/19/2015 BElite Sabine River 69  
8/21/2014 BElite Cayuga Lake 33  
8/7/2014 BElite Delaware River 19  
6/11/2014 BElite Lake Chickamauga 105  
5/15/2014 BElite Lake Dardanelle 83  
5/1/2014 BElite Toledo Bend Reservoir 62  
4/3/2014 BElite Table Rock Lake 59  
3/20/2014 BElite St. Johns River 104  
3/13/2014 BElite Lake Seminole 84  
8/22/2013 BElite Lake St. Clair 75  
8/8/2013 BElite St. Lawrence River 38  
6/20/2013 BElite Mississippi River 90  
5/9/2013 BElite Alabama River 91  
5/2/2013 BElite West Point Lake 66  
4/18/2013 BElite Bull Shoals Lake 26  
3/21/2013 BElite Falcon Lake 78  
3/14/2013 BElite Sabine River 17  

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

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