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Gerald Swindle

Gerald Swindle

Gerald Swindle "Gman" is one of the Nations most highly respected pros, as well as one of fishing's most popular personalities. He has won tournaments at all levels, including the prestigious tournament trail of the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. Gerald also holds the most prestigious title in the sport of competitive fishing. The 2004 Bassmaster Angler of the Year! Gerald has also competed in nine BASSMASTER Classics.

Swindle is a full-time touring pro on the BASSMASTER Elite Series. Gerald considers his quick
Adaptability his specialty. And rightfully so! Gerald has shown it many times over while competing on the Bassmaster Elite series and FLW tournaments. Here he has learned how bass react in their environment and how they are going to behave.

Gman has compiled more than 20 years of knowledge in the study of bass behavior in the waters around the United States. His success and experience has earned him the reputation as one of the premiere bass fishermen to come into the sport of competitive fishing.

The Gman appears at many functions throughout the country, demonstrating lure use, casting and giving fishing tips. His appearances include regional sports shows, tournaments, store promotions, television and radio shows, as well as kids activities. These are just some of the methods used by this energetic sports personality to enlighten and direct the general public to the healthy sport of bass fishing.

A dedicated family man, Gerald and his wife Le Ann, work hand in hand at maintaining Gerald's public image and scheduling.


Hometown Warrior, Alabama

Age 40

Former Occupation Carpenter

Height 6' 4''

Weight 195 lbs.

Injuries 4 back surgeries, shoulder problems
Classic Titles: 0
Times in the Classic: 9
Times in the Money: 97

Total Entries: 154
Total Weight: 4,196 lbs 1 ozs
Career Winnings: $969,529.00
Avg. Per Tournament: $6,295.64
Cash Winnings: $750,429.00
Merchandise Bonus: $42,000.00
Cash Bonus: $177,100.00
2004 BASS Angler of the Year
Angling Hero  Father - "He paddled me around for years."

Favorite Lake    Lake Guntersville (AL) - "I like the fishing, I like the people and the money was good too."

Least Favorite Lake     Lake Okeechobee (FL) - "I stink down there, and I feel it's the most overrated lake in the world."

Favorite Technique     Skipping jigs under docks

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Seasonal Fishing Tip: The ‘Sall’ Pattern

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