B.A.S.S. OPENS

Andrew Upshaw

Professional angler since 2003

Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Home Lake:  Tolendo Bend
Favorite Lake: Sam Rayburn
Angling Hero: Tommy Martin
Hobbies: Hunting 

FLW Tour Pro Andrew Upshaw grew up in east Texas along the banks of Toledo Bend Reservoir where tournament fishing is considered a standard lifestyle. While attending college at Stephen F. Austin University, he became the first collegiate angler to qualify for and compete in the prestigious Bassmaster Classic in 2012 on the Red River near Shreveport, La. 

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Upshaw began his FLW career in 2003 but didn’t see much success until 2009 when he began fishing the FLW college tournaments. Quite possibly his biggest accomplishment of his career yet came in 2011, when Upshaw and his partner Ryan Watkins won the Texas Regional tournament on Somerville Lake. Their three-day weight of just over 62 pounds was good enough to award them with a check and a brand-new Ranger boat, a value which totaled $37,500. From there, Upshaw went on to fish in the EverStart Series before moving up to the Tour in 2012.

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Andrew's Gear

I knew the first time I picked up a Lew’s reel, that it was the best reel I had ever held in my hand. That still rings true today. Far and beyond the best equipment on market today