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 Hackney

Angler Q & A

Technique strength: Figuring out a body of water quickly, adjusting quickly on the fly, fishing shallow.

Technique weakness: I don’t feel like I have a big weakness. However, ledges do challenge me.

Favorite lake or river: Lowest part of the Arkansas. I like new places due to the challenge.

Least favorite lake or river: I really do not have a least favorite.

Favorite bait: Hack Attack Jig

Favorite fishing knot: Palomar, it’s the only one I tie.

Started bass fishing at the age of: Since before I can remember.

Started fishing bass tournaments at the age of: 11

Year turned pro: 2001

Do you get nervous before tournaments: I don’t get nervous; I get anxious.

Largest bass caught to date: 12-pound, 8-ounce largemouth on March 31, 1991

Your most memorable bass fishing moment: Winning the FLW championship in 2009

Your biggest bass fishing influence (person): My grandfather and my father

If you were not a professional bass angler, what would you be doing: I’d be in the logging industry. My dream job would be working with white-tailed deer.

What question do most people ask you the most: Will I do the sexy man dance.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you while fishing: I don’t really know; nothing really stands out. It would likely be something at the boat ramp.

As a boy, what did you want to be when you grew up: At a very young age, I wanted to be a pro angler.

What is the biggest obstacle you face as a professional angler: The long periods of time being away from family. It’s my dream to be a pro angler but that’s the sacrifice.

How has state conservation programs and bass angler fish care effected bass fishing across the nation: Bass conservation has been a huge success due to catch and release. However, I don’t have a problem with people keeping fish to eat as long as they follow the rules the state DNRs have put into place.


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Without a doubt, Greg Hackney is one of the most consistent anglers in competitive fishing. The Gonzales, Louisiana angler has earned three B.A.S.S. titles, 38 Top Ten finishes and in February will compete in his tenth Bassmaster Classic.
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Major League Fishing Stats

  • Season Total
  • Total Weight: 21lbs 12oz
  • Rank: 19