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Today's Professional Anger & More May 2013

The days of strictly casting a rod and reel as sole means to an income are quickly fading.  The sport’s evolving and anglers themselves are progressing into not only fish catching machines, but proficient businessmen as well.

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Kriet finishes in 7th Place
Sabine River March 2013

Finished the Sabine River in 7th Place. Solid start to the 2013 Elite Series season. Headed for Falcon now.

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2013 Bassmaster Elite Classic
Grand Lake O' the Cherokees - Tulsa, OK Feb 22-24, 2013

Bassmaster Elite Classic 2013 will be hosting 53 of the world’s best anglers. The anglers qualified through various routes: The roster consists of the reigning Bassmaster Classic champion, the Top 28 in Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year (AOY) points standings, winners of Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Open and Bassmaster Elite Series events, and winners of championship events in the B.A.S.S. Nation, the College Series and the Weekend Series.

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Jeff mentioned in Elite Anglers & their theme songs
January 2013

Jeff Kreit digs “Sail” by Awolnation. Slide 53 of 89
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2012 Elite Series Douglas Lake Challenge
Douglas Lake - Dandridge, TN May 3-6, 2012

05. 7. 2012 Dandridge, TN. Jeff racked up another top 10 finish with his eigth place finish in the 2012 Elite Series Douglas Lake Challenge. Jeff had a four day total weight of 69lbs 6oz. Congratulations goes to Jeremy Starks who won the tournament. Jeff's friend Kevin Van Dam finished in 41st place.

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2012 Elite Series Power-Pole Slam
Lake Okeechobee - Okeechobee, FL, Mar 22-25, 2012

03. 25. 2012 Lake Okeechobee - Okeechobee, FL. Jeff racked up another top 10 finish with his sixth place finish in the 2012 Elite Series Power-Pole Slam. Jeff had a four day total weight of 75lbs 12oz. Congratulations goes to Ishama Monroe who won the tournament. Jeff's friend Kevin Van Dam finished in eighth place.

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All-Star Angler Profiles: Jeff Kriet
by Ken Duke -

07. 21. 2011 Lake Jordan - Wetumpka, AL. Jeff Kriet's selection by the fans may have come as a surprise to some, but certainly not to close followers of the sport who have watched "Squirrel" gain fans by the truckload over the past few years. His runner-up finish at the 2010 Bassmaster Classic was Kriet's coming out party for the fans. He got to show off his personality and sense of humor, and the bass fishing world admired his tenacity as he went toe to toe with Kevin VanDam and Todd Faircloth for the most coveted trophy in the sport.

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Jeff Kriet is an All-Star for Toyota All-Star Week

07. 14. 2011 Las Vegas, NV - Jeff Kriet of Ardmore, Oklahoma was chosen by fans to join the field for the Toyota All-Star Week July 23-31, in Alabama. Jeff was one of four added to the all star field by fan vote. The other three included Michael Iconelli of Pitts Grove, New Jersey, Aaron Martens of Leeds, Alabama, and Skeet Reese of Auburn, California to complete the field of 12. The announcement was made today at the ICAST Trade Show in Las Vegas.

Initial qualifiers include the top eight from Toyota Tundra Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings: Kevin VanDam of Kalamazoo, Mich., Edwin Evers of Talala, Oklahoma, Gerald Swindle of Warrior, Alabama, Ott DeFoe of Knoxville, Tennessee, Steve Kennedy of Auburn, Alabama, Terry Scroggins of San Mateo, Florida., Casey Ashley of Donalds, South Carolina and Davy Hite of Ninety Six, South Caronlina.

Jeff thanks all his fans for voting him an all-star!

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Congratulations Jeff!!
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Congratuations to Jeff Kriet of Ardmore, OK for winning the "Ultimate Match Fishing Presented by Sta-Bil". Jeff Kriet is the 2011 UMF All Stars Champion and with this victory in head-to-head competition he won the championship belt and the winner's check for $50,000.

The UMF All Stars featured twelve top competitors in head-to-head match play competiion. Click here for the Ultimate Match Fishing website. In the first match Jeff had to beat his best buddy Mike McClelland. Both Mike and Jeff are first-time UMF contenders and Mike is Jeff's travel partner on the Bassmaster Elite Series tour.

In the second match Jeff, also known as "The Squirrel", had to beat Greg "The Hack Attack" Hackney. In the semi-finals Jeff was matched against Gary Klein and came out on top. Then, in the Championship Match Jeff had to outlast one tough competitor in Boyd Duckett. Congratulations again to Jeff Kriet!

Jeff Kriet wins the 2011 UMF All Stars Championship
Jeff Kriet celebrates after the results are announced
Photo by Ultimate Match Fishing Federation
Jeff Kriet wins the 2011 UMF All Stars Championship
Jeff Kriet with the 2011 UMF All Stars Championship Belt
Photo by Ultimate Match Fishing Federation

For more pictures on the 2011 Ultimate Match Fishing Championship presented by Sta-Bil check out Jeff's Photo Gallery. More coming soon.

Watch the show on the Outdoor Channel - Friday nights. Check local listings. Here is the show's site - click here.