Bob Urchike

Bob Urchike  Bob Urchike 

Personal
Name: Bob Urchike
Home Town: Flint, Michigan
Birthday: June 20, 1941
Occupation: Retired school teacher
Hobbies: Bass fishing
   
Stats
Year’s tournament fishing: 1st. Bass tournament 1978 @ San Carlos Tempe Marine
Titles/honors: Several championships with: All Star, American Bass, Anglers Choice, Won Bass, West Coast Bass, FLW, Sun Country and Wild West Bass
Career highlights: Fishing charity tournaments and Taking kids fishing
   
Angling stuff
Favorite Bait: Sammy
Favorite Method: Walk the dog
Angling Hero: Art Price
Home Lake: Roosevelt
Favorite Lake: Clear Lake
Least favorite Lake: Pleasant (not so pleasant to me)
Favorite Technique: Top water
Primary fishing strength: Split shot
Secondary fishing strength: Top water
Biggest weakness: Swim baits
Boat: Nitro 898
Motor: 200 Mercury
Tow vehicle: Chevy 2500 HD
Fishing sponsors: Nitro, Mercury, & Tracker Boating center
   
Personal Stuff
Favorite food: Italian
Favorite Movie: Magnificent Seven
Favorite Music: 50’s & 60’s
Non-Angling hero:
When not fishing: 3 part time jobs
   

About me:  Started fishing with my father and grandfather about the age 10. We fished the Great Lakes for perch (best eating). We used spinning combos and line with a weight on the bottom with two hooks above, many double catches. We started fishing for walleye on the Detroit River (great eating still like perch). A friend in college hooked me on trout fishing. I was into trout, until we moved to Arizona in 1972. Started bass fishing in 1977 and fished my first tournament 1978, won $100.00 and thought that easy (HA HA). I have fished tournaments from Eastern New Mexico to Northern California and every where in between. Hard to beat Clear Lake California and the California Delta. Both are big fish water.