James Watson

Career Statistics

Major Career Wins 2
Top 10s 13
Top 20s 15
Bass Pro Tour Wins 0
MLF Wins 1
Winnings $458,908


Missouri native James Watson is the only professional angler in the world who can claim to be both a former drill sergeant in the U.S. Army and a Bass Pro Shops Open winner. Watson won the Bass Pro Shops Central Open in 2016, and also claimed the 2016 FLW Invitational on Lake Norris, Tennessee.

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Lampe, Missouri


October 5, 1972

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James Watson likes to mow his yard; go to lake parties and go boating in the summer; help bring awareness and raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children; and slumber parties at Gerald Swindle's house.


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