Hometown: Antioch, Illinois
Profile: Mike Gofron
Mike Gofron is one of the most accomplished fishermen in the walleye world. Mike has
fished tournaments professionally since 1989, and currently competes on the AIM circuit, MWC and many other tournaments.
He is the epitome of the professional walleye tournament scene. He recently wrote a book on how he got started fishing. The book includes many fishing strategies, techniques and how-to's. Mike has earned 37 top 10 finishes, the most of any PWT angler. Mike averages a 10th place finish at the Championship, is currently 2nd in overall tournament earnings, and places in the money 60 percent of the time.
Mike enjoys working with the media, including television, print and radio. His household reach continues to soar. Mike appeals to a wide consumer group from new anglers to seasoned veterans. He especially enjoys working with children, teaching fishing basics to start a lifelong hobby.
Mike’s goals for the future include doubling all his awards, continuing to place well on the tournament circuit, maintaining a constant media presence, achieving corporate sponsor’s goals, garnering more national sponsorship, and continuing to fish with his family.
• 2010 AIM - 1st Place Winnibigoshish, MN
• 2010 AIM - Fourth Place in Green Bay, WI
• 2010 AIM - Fifth Place in Brimley, MI
• 2010 MWC - Fourth Place in Sandusky, OH
• 2005 Norb Wallock Memorial Education Award
• PWT Record: 37 Top 10 Finishes
• 2 Time Angler of the Year
• 2 Time Top Gun
• Gold Medal Winner ESPN Great Outdoor Games
• Sportsman of the Year
Favorite Walleye Tactic: Finesse jigging
Favorite Water: Bull Shoals, Arkansas
Largest Walleye: 13, Lake Erie
Boat: Lund Boats
Key Sponsor: Lund Boats, Mercury Outboards
Home Waters: Illinois