About Paul
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Paul Elias Indepthfishing Lessons Photo by: Gary Tramontina
Photo by: Gary Tramontina


Hometown Pachuta, Mississippi
Age May 19, 1951
Married Kristy Elias
Children Erin, Paula, Angie, Morgan, Tommy, and Gary



Years Pro 29
Top 10 Finishes (Wins)* 46 (7) As of 6/4/2010
Career Earnings* $1.32 million As of 6/4/2010
Best Finish in 2010 6 - Lake Guntersville, 5/6/2010
Bassmaster Classics Fished (Won) 14 (1) As of 6/4/2010
FLW Championships Fished (Won) 5 (0) As of 6/4/2010
Titles/Honors Won 1982 Bassmaster Classic.


Angling Stuff

Angling Hero "I probably have the most respect for Rick Clunn and Larry Nixon for what they've accomplished over their careers, but I'm more or less in awe of Kevin VanDam's ability."
Favorite Lake Lake Eddins (MS) - "It's the lake I live on, and has more big fish per acre than any lake I've ever fished."
Least Favorite Lake "I don't really have a least-favorite lake."
Favorite Technique Open-lake structure fishing
Boat Triton
Motor Honda


Personal Stuff

Favorite Food Spaghetti with meatballs
Favorite Music Bob Dylan
Favorite Book/Movie Wyatt Earp (movie)
When Not Fishing "I like to spend time with my wife and kids."
Why He Fishes "Because I love the sport and I love competition."

Jake Lands 7.7 Largemouth Fishing with Paul