Meet Peter

Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Age: 50

Marital status: Married – Wife, Valeria. Two children, Justin (28) and Nick (17)

Former Occupation: Cook at Family restaurant


Stats

Total Career Earnings: 2 million plus

2010 World Ranking: 126th

2009 World Ranking: 9th (www.bassfan.com)

2010 AOY Bassmaster: 65th

2009 AOY Bassmaster: 17th (www.bassmaster.com)

  • Best finish in 2010 5th - FLW SERIES-EAST at Lake Chickamauga, FLW Series - East
  • Best finish in 2009 30th – Kentucky Lake, Bassmaster Elite
  • Best finish in 2008 1st – St. Johns RIver, Bassmaster Southern Open, 1/19/2008
  • Best finish in 2007 1st – Lake Oneida, Bassmaster Memorial - 7/26/2007
  • Best finish in 2006 1st – Eagle Mountain Lake, Bassmaster Memorial - 5/18/2006
  • Best finish in 2005 1st – Harris Chain of Lakes, 2/3/2005

B.A.S.S. Top ten finishes 41

FLW Top ten finishes 7

Bassmaster Classics Fished 13

FLW Championships Fished 6

Career Highlights

Tournament Wins:

  • 4 Bassmaster Tour Wins
  • 1 Bassmaster Open – Southern Trail
  • 2 Bassmaster Majors – Memorial
  • 1 FLW Open Win

Titles:

  • 1996 FLW Angler of the Year
  • ESPN Great Outdoor Games – Gold Medal Winner 2000
  • ESPN Great Outdoor Games – Gold Medal Winner 2001
  • 2003 Ranger Cup Champion

Honors: Fished with George W. Bush in 1993 on Ray Scott’s private lake and being allowed to participate in Angel Anglers and visiting with children at local hospitals where we are fishing

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero: Rick Clunn and Guido Hibdon

Home Lake: St. Johns River - Florida

Favorite Lake: Lake Champlain - New York

Fishing Strength: Soft Plastics and shallow cranking

Sponsors:

  • Ranger Boats since 1988
  • Mercury Engines since 1988
  • Minn Kota since 1994
  • Zoom Baits since 1996
  • Costa since 2008
  • Lews Reels new in 2011

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food: Barbecue Ribs

Favorite Music: Classic Rock

Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own

When Not Bass Fishing: Likes to Salt Water Fish, Hunt Deer and Hogs, Enjoys Barbecuing and cooking

Website: peterthliveros.com

 
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