Biography

   Chad Miller with Utah Lake Carp

 Walleye

Alaska

Ely, Minnesota 

 

My name is Chad Miller and I am from Norfolk, Nebraska.  I now live in Salt Lake City, Utah (a long way from any major walleye fisheries) but I remain as passionate as ever about walleye fishing!

I have fished professionally since the age of 20 and joined the walleye tournament circuits at the age of 25.  I cut my teeth in the fishing industry while guiding professionally in Alaska on the upper Susitna River and in the Boundary Waters in Ely, Minnesota for Canadian Border Outfitters.  I   am fortunate to have found ways to pursue my love of fishing while also managing careers in both business and education.

Currently, I am the Director of Operations for all Non-Credit education at Salt Lake Community College.  I'm grateful to my colleagues for their support of my walleye tournament fishing, as traveling across the country to fish requires a significant time commitment to preparation, practice, and of course and driving.

Also, I have a supportive wife, daughter, and a new son who understand my passion for fishing and my determination to compete.  I am thankful for their support of my avocation, especially my travels to tournaments and the associated time spent away from home. 

Pursuing walleye championships, maintaining a full-time job, as well as supporting a family is difficult.  Anglers like me often struggle to fish tournament circuits because of time constraints and monetary obligations.  I hope to be the exception and prove that with support,  motivation, and discipline, anything is possible!

2009/2010 Tournament Circuit

Starvation Classic Walleye

2009 Starvation Classic Trophy

Catch a Cure for Cancer, June 25th, 2011, Starvation Reservoir, 3rd Place

Starvation 2010 Classic, Sept 11-12, 2010, 2nd place Tournament / Standings

Starvation Walleye Classic, Catch-A-Cure for Cancer Winner, June 26, 2010, Starvation Reservoir - 1st Place

Starvation Classic, Sept 12-13, 2009, Starvation Reservoir - 4th Place Tournament / Standings

South Dakota Governor's Cup, July 18-19, 2009, Lake Oahe - 15th Place Tournament / Standings

Toothy Anglers, May 9, 2009, Starvation Reservoir - 14th Place Tournament / Standings

Past Tournaments

2005 Cabela's National Team Championship

2009 Starvation Walleye Classic

     2005 CNTC Trophy

Cabela's Awards

 

Year

Tournament

Location

2007

Cabela’s National Team Championship Standings   

Green Bay, WI

2006

Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit World Walleye Championship             Standings 

Prairie du Chien, WI

 

2006

Cabela's National Team Championship Standings 

Lake Sharpe, SD

2005

Cabela’s National Team Championship Standings / Press

Dubuque, IA

 

2004

Cabela’s National Team Championship Standings

Bay De Noc, MI

2003

Cabela’s National Team Championship Standings

Milford Lake, KS

2002

Cabela’s National Team Championship Standings

Mille Lacs, MN

2001

 

Apache Open Tournament

Apache Lake, Phoenix, AZ

Notable Tournament Standings

Carl and Chad MWC Championship

Cabela's All-American Ring

National Professional Anglers Association (NPAA) - Member #501

  • 8-Time Cabela's National Team Championships Qualifier
  • 2010 Starvation Classic, Duchesne, UT - 2nd Place
  • 2010 Catch A Cure Champion
  • 2009 Starvation Walleye Classic, Duchesne, UT - 4th Place
  • 2005 Cabela's National Team Championship, IA - 5th Place
  • 2001 Apache Open Champion - 1st Place