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Peter Thliveros

Peter Thliveros
Event: Bass Fishing

2001 GOG Finish: Gold Medal
2000 GOG Finish: Gold Medal

Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.

Age: 41

Height/weight: 6'2"/300lbs

Marital status: Married

Nickname: Peter "T"

Occupation: Professional Fisherman

Background: His grandparents started Peter fishing in the ocean and off bridges of the Intercoastal Waterway near Jacksonville, Fla. As a teenager, Clark Nickas, a fellow church member, introduced Thliveros to the St. John's Bass Angler Club, where he met his first Bass Fishing coach and friend, Jerry Redmone. Redmone got Thliveros started in fishing all types of tournaments. Thliveros considers himself an instinctive fisherman, and spends a lot of time paying attention to what the fish are telling him

Competitive History: Seven-time BASSMaster Classic Qualifier; three-time B.A.S.S. Top 150 winner; FLW Tour Champion; first Angler of the Year on the FLW Tour; holds the record for Shoal Bass for Lake Lanier, GA

Strengths: Carolina-rig fishing, soft plastics, jigs Weaknesses: Deep crankbait patterns Injuries: Surgery on a ruptured disc in 1990 Personal Bests: Won Red Man Golden Blend Tournament on Lake Seminole, GA-10 fish totaling 49 pounds Coaches/Mentors: Rick Clunn, Guido Hibdon, Larry Nixon Sponsors: Ranger Boats, Mercury Outboards, Minn Kota Marine, Castaway Graphite Rods, Stren fishing lines, Zoom Bait Company, Solar Bat Eyewear, Flowmaster Exhaust Technology

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Thliveros' strategy has no limits