Michael Neal is my cousin (by marriage). Great fishing genes obviously run in the family.

Michael has fished FLW as a co-angler before, however this was his very first tournament "running with the big dogs" and fishing as a professional.

He whipped all the big dogs, coming in 3rd place and winning $30,000.

Of course longtime FLW Pro Andy Morgan (with career earnings of $1.4 million) is also from Rhea County. He came in 14th in the most recent tournament. The Tennessee Valley is definitely "representin'" in the FLW.

Michael Neal Wins $30K in FLW Event from Nooga.com

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