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Justin Atkins

Justin  Atkins


Hometown Florence, Alabama
Age 28
Former Occupation Hydrographic surveyor (current)
Height 5' 10''
Weight 185 lbs.


Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 12 (1) As of 8/14/2017
Career Earnings* $400,086 As of 8/14/2017
Current World Rank 65
Current FLW Standing 35 (963 points)
Best Finish in 2018 3 - Lake Ouachita, 8/10/2018
Best Finish in 2017 1 - Lake Murray, 8/11/2017
Last 3 Finishes 3 - Lake Ouachita, 8/10/2018
21 - Lake St. Clair, 6/28/2018
128 - Kentucky Lake, 5/17/2018
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 0 (0) As of 8/14/2017
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 1 (1) As of 8/14/2017
Titles/Honors 2017 Forrest Wood Cup champion

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "When I was younger, it was Denny Brauer because he was a flipper/pitcher. Now, I really like Greg Hackney and Jason Christie – they're power-fishermen who always fish to their strengths."
Home Lake Pickwick
Favorite Lake Dardanelle – "It's shallow, it's always dirty and it fits my strengths."
Favorite Technique Spinnerbaits or sight-fishing
Primary Fishing Strength Shallow-water power-fishing
Secondary Fishing Strength Deep water
Biggest Weakness Smallmouths
Boat Ranger
Motor Mercury
Fishing Sponsors T-H Marine, Power-Pole, Abu Garcia, Berkley, Costa Del Mar, Humminbird
Non-Fishing Sponsors Prym1 Camo, Level Line Construction
Tow Vehicle (Sponsor) Chevy 2500 HD Duramax

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Steak hibachi
Favorite Music Mid-2000s hip-hop or country
Favorite Book/Movie Where the Red Fern Grows/Forrest Gump
Non-Angling Hero "My dad. He got me into fishing and hunting and taught me to play baseball and taught me about life."
When Not Fishing "I like to hunt deer and turkey."
Why He Fishes "I love the competition – not only against other people, but also against the fish."
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Tournament Finishes
(Only recent tournaments are included. Not necessarily a career listing.)
Date Tour Event Place
8/10/2018 FLWT- FWC Lake Ouachita 3  
6/28/2018 FLWT Lake St. Clair 21  
5/17/2018 FLWT Kentucky Lake 128  
4/26/2018 FLWT Smith Lake 18  
4/12/2018 FLWT Lake Cumberland 28  
3/8/2018 FLWT Lake Lanier 92  
2/22/2018 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 101  
1/25/2018 FLWT Lake Okeechobee 56  
8/11/2017 FLWT- FWC Lake Murray 1  
6/15/2017 FLWT Potomac River 47  
5/18/2017 FLWT Mississippi River 10  
4/27/2017 FLWT Beaver Lake 132  
4/6/2017 FLWT Lake Cumberland 41  
3/9/2017 FLWT Harris Chain of Lakes 56  
2/16/2017 FLWT Lake Travis 36  
2/2/2017 FLWT Lake Guntersville 9  

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

Biographical data last updated: 4/20/2017

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