Tom Wennerlund


Tom Wennerlund  Tom Wennerlund

Name: Tom Wennerlund
Home Town: Gilbert, AZ
Birthday: June 16th
Occupation: Police Officer
Hobbies: Fishing/Golfing
Year’s tournament fishing: 3
Titles/honors: 3 time Best Bet Team Championship Qualifier, Allstar Bass Team Championship Qualifier, Placed in Pro Division 2007 WON Bass U.S. Open Lake Mead, Competed in 2007 Tournament of Champions Lake Mead
Career highlights: Fishing the Pro Division at the WON Bass U.S. Open at Lake Mead
Angling stuff
Favorite Bait: Topwater
Favorite Method: Walking the Dog
Angling Hero: John Murray and Clifford Pirch
Home Lake: Roosevelt Lake, AZ
Favorite Lake: Roosevelt Lake, AZ
Least favorite Lake: Lake Pleasant
Favorite Technique: Topwater
Primary fishing strength: Topwater and Crankbaits
Secondary fishing strength: Jigs
Biggest weakness: Bed Fishing
Boat: 2009 Nitro Z8
Motor: Mercury 225 OptiMax
Tow vehicle: Ford F-350 4×4 P/U
Fishing sponsors: Nitro Boats, Mercury Motors, Bass Pro Shops and Tracker Marine Boating Center
Personal Stuff
Favorite food: Cajun
Favorite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Favorite Music: Almost Everything
Non-Angling hero: My Father & Uncle Doyle
When not fishing: Working & being a Dad

About me:  Ever since I was 15 years old visiting my family in Louisiana I salivated over my uncle Doyle’s old beat up aluminum fishing boat. “This is when I knew I was hooked.” He would take us fishing on the bayou and crawfishing practically everywhere. Since I lived near Detroit we did a lot of fishing on Lake St. Clair. I especially liked the Walleye season. I also trout fished all over the U.S. including Montana, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that I finally bought my first bass boat. A short time later a friend talked me into fishing a local tournament. I jumped in with both feet and never looked back. I’ve met a lot of great people in the past few years that have helped me out tremendously. People like Steve Foutch, Rod Nelson, George Lorz and Matt Shura just to mention a few, have given me priceless tips and techniques making me a better fisherman.  I’m also a 14 year veteran of the Mesa Police Department and a single Dad with three great kids that don’t always see my passion for this sport, but support me none the less.