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#11030412 - 08/09/15 10:51 AM BASS Winnings thru 6 Events
Fishspanker Online   content
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6684
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
A few making some money. Some starving. Only Rojas has cashed a check in every event. Average so far is $39.5K

Angler Total Checks
Edwin Evers $236,500.00 4
Aaron Martens $167,500.00 5
Justin Lucas $145,000.00 5
Skeet Reese $134,000.00 4
Chris Lane $123,500.00 3
Kevin VanDam $100,000.00 5
Dean Rojas $77,500.00 6
Cliff Pirch $68,500.00 5
Keith Combs $58,500.00 5
Alton Jones $55,000.00 4
Greg Hackney $55,000.00 4
Tim Horton $54,500.00 3
Brent Ehrler $53,000.00 5
Jacob Powroznik $53,000.00 5
Jordan Lee $51,000.00 5
Brandon Card $51,000.00 4
Bernie Schultz $50,000.00 5
Matthew Herren $50,000.00 5
Randy Howell $50,000.00 5
Derek Remitz $49,000.00 3
Micah Frazier $48,500.00 4
Chris Zaldain $46,500.00 4
Brett Hite $46,000.00 2
David Walker $45,000.00 4
Ish Monroe $45,000.00 4
John Crews $45,000.00 4
Bobby Lane $44,500.00 4
Jonathon VanDam $43,000.00 4
Greg Vinson $42,500.00 4
Stephen Kennedy $42,000.00 4
Mark Menendez $41,500.00 4
Josh Bertrand $41,000.00 4
Bill Lowen $40,000.00 4
Marty Robinson $40,000.00 4
Brandon Lester $40,000.00 3
David Williams $36,000.00 3
Jason Christie $36,000.00 3
Mike McClelland $35,000.00 2
Billy McCaghren $34,000.00 3
Casey Ashley $33,000.00 3
Shaw Grigsby $33,000.00 3
Ken Iyobe $32,000.00 3
M Iaconelli $32,000.00 3
B Palaniuk $31,500.00 3
John Murray $31,500.00 3
Terry Scroggins $31,500.00 3
Brandon Coulter $31,000.00 3
David Mullins $31,000.00 3
Gary Klein $31,000.00 3
Gerald Swindle $31,000.00 3
Matt Lee $31,000.00 3
Ott DeFoe $31,000.00 3
Fred Roumbanis $31,000.00 2
Seth Feider $30,500.00 3
Boyd Duckett $30,000.00 3
Brent Chapman $30,000.00 3
Brian Snowden $30,000.00 3
Chad Pipkens $30,000.00 3
Davy Hite $30,000.00 3
Dennis Tietje $30,000.00 3
Hank Cherry $30,000.00 3
James Elam $30,000.00 3
J Niggemeyer $30,000.00 3
Jared Lintner $30,000.00 3
Jeff Kriet $30,000.00 3
Kelley Jaye $30,000.00 3
Kelly Jordon $30,000.00 3
Kevin Short $30,000.00 3
Morizo Shimizu $30,000.00 3
Russ Lane $30,000.00 3
S Browning $30,000.00 3
Tommy Biffle $30,000.00 3
Takahiro Omori $26,000.00 2
Byron Velvick $25,000.00 1
Mark Davis $23,500.00 2
Andy Montgomery $23,000.00 2
Scott Rook $22,500.00 2
Kotaro Kiriyama $22,000.00 2
Mike Kernan $22,000.00 2
C Morgenthaler $21,500.00 2
Britt Myers $21,000.00 2
J Williamson $21,000.00 2
Keith Poche $21,000.00 2
Randall Tharp $21,000.00 2
Bradley Roy $20,000.00 2
Casey Scanlon $20,000.00 2
Cliff Prince $20,000.00 2
Matt Reed $20,000.00 2
Nate Wellman $20,000.00 2
Paul Elias $20,000.00 2
Paul Mueller $20,000.00 2
Carl Jocumsen $13,500.00 1
Kevin Ledoux $12,500.00 1
Todd Faircloth $12,000.00 1
F Shryock $11,000.00 1
Charlie Hartley $10,000.00 1
Cliff Crochet $10,000.00 1
Cliff Pace $10,000.00 1
David Smith $10,000.00 1
J Todd Tucker $10,000.00 1
Jared Miller $10,000.00 1
Kenyon Hill $10,000.00 1
Koby Kreiger $10,000.00 1
Kurt Dove $10,000.00 1
Randy Allen $10,000.00 1
Rick Clunn $10,000.00 1
Zell Rowland $10,000.00 1
Joseph Sancho $- 0
K Woods $- 0
Kevin Hawk $- 0
Scott Ashmore $- 0
S Longobardi $- 0
Yusuke Miyazaki $- 0
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#11030423 - 08/09/15 11:00 AM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
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Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
And the check count:

6 Checks 1
5 Checks 11
4 Checks 18
3 Checks 39
2 Checks 21
1 Checks 17
No Checks 6


Edited by Fishspanker (08/09/15 11:01 AM)
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#11030450 - 08/09/15 11:18 AM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 5103
Loc: Southlake, TX
not a way to make money unless you have solid sponsors. I think pro fishing is headed the way of "pro" sports car racing, a rich guys way to spend money, not a career for young and talented.
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#11030473 - 08/09/15 11:31 AM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
Der Vorsteher™ Offline
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Registered: 02/11/11
Posts: 21238
Loc: The 903
Those guys in the 20-30k, I wonder how much they spent to win that?
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#11030522 - 08/09/15 11:55 AM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
M Wyatt Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
Pros say it costs 80-100k to fish the elite series. Very few guys are able to break even with tournament winnings. Almost none make a profit.

I saw an interview with Alton Jones in which he says he budgets according to how much sponsor money he has coming in that month and views any tournament winnings as a bonus.
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#11030882 - 08/09/15 02:22 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
David Rush Offline
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Registered: 10/31/04
Posts: 1718
Loc: Carrollton
Better be personable and appealing. Being able to "catch'em" alone will not cut it.

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#11030900 - 08/09/15 02:28 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
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and people still want to go chase that dream even loosing that much money #headscratcher
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#11031097 - 08/09/15 04:12 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
John P085 Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
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Loc: La Grange,TX
What about Stephen Kennedy? That guy fishes the elites and most all the opens, does it with ZERO sponsors. He's a true hammer!

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#11031144 - 08/09/15 04:33 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: John P085]
Rob Lay Offline
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Registered: 02/21/10
Posts: 5103
Loc: Southlake, TX
Originally Posted By: John P085
What about Stephen Kennedy? That guy fishes the elites and most all the opens, does it with ZERO sponsors. He's a true hammer!


no, he's independently wealthy, just like Boyd.

Stephen has fished Elite series since 2006 and won 1,284,763.00. That's $128,000 a year average. Take out entry fees and other costs, doesn't leave much or any to live on.
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#11031179 - 08/09/15 04:47 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
M Wyatt Offline
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Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 286
Loc: North Texas
Kennedy made 60k last year in the elite series, so he was in the red for sure.
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#11031368 - 08/09/15 06:26 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
Lake Fork Guide Marc Mitchell Offline
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Registered: 10/10/06
Posts: 3936
Loc: Sulphur Springs TX
Hard way to make any money and then being away from your wife/family. Then when the wife leaves you and wants a divorce she takes half of what you brought in, which leaves you with a can of soup and a bag of crackers. Hard Life IMO
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#11031413 - 08/09/15 06:45 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
kcb Offline
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Registered: 01/05/07
Posts: 956
Loc: Carrollton, TX
No mention here of what kind of endorsement money these guys make. Obvious that not all of them make out well with sponsors but those at the top do. Also I believe Angler of the Year gets 150K and then there's the Classic and other tournaments they enter.

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#11031461 - 08/09/15 07:14 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
Fishspanker Online   content
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 6684
Loc: Island of Jeff (Humble)
Some more money to come through the season but there will still be a lot below the $80 to $100K that is generally considered what it takes to chase a year on the Tour.

I will keep the spreadsheet going thru the Classic.


Edited by Fishspanker (08/09/15 07:16 PM)
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#11031481 - 08/09/15 07:25 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: kcb]
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Registered: 10/18/11
Posts: 1785
Originally Posted By: kcb
No mention here of what kind of endorsement money these guys make. Obvious that not all of them make out well with sponsors but those at the top do. Also I believe Angler of the Year gets 150K and then there's the Classic and other tournaments they enter.


There's a group of 10-20 or so that do very well regardless of their winnings. The rest are chasing the dream.

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#11031590 - 08/09/15 08:31 PM Re: BASS Winnings thru 6 Events [Re: Fishspanker]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 3288
Tough year for Faircloth, he is usually towards the top of this list

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