James Elam

Pro Tournament Angler - Tulsa, OK
    Tulsa, OK
    Tulsa, OK
    James Elam

         James was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Broken Arrow High School where he was a high school state wrestling medalist and received All American honors in both Freestyle and Greco Roman styles. After High School, James attended Oklahoma State University and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture. While at OSU, he served as the Oklahoma State University Bass Fishing Club President for 2 years.
       Growing up, and all through college he has always been an avid tournament angler. In 2012, James entered the Bassmaster Central Opens and qualified to compete in the 2013 Bassmaster Elite Series. After his rookie season in 2013, he re-qualified to compete in 2014 and had another fun year on the Bassmaster Elite Series trail. In 2018 he will compete in his 6th year on the Bassmaster Elite Series.



  • Bassmaster Central Open Champion

  • 2016, 2017 & 2018 Bassmaster Classic Qualifier

  • Placed 4th at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic

  • Runner-Up at the 2018 Bassmaster AOY tournament

  • 9 top 12 finishes in Bassmaster Elite and Open competition

James Elam's Gear

  • "Rain, wind, heat, cold and sun will never limit me from accomplishing my goals on the water when I suit up in Simms Fishing clothing."

  • ProDry Fishing Jacket

  • ProDry Fishing Bib

  • Vapor Elite Rain Jacket

  • Kinetic Insulated Jacket

  • Midstream Insulated Jacket

  • Midstream Insulated Vest

  • Atoll Flip

  • Intruder BiComp Fishing Shirt

  • SolarFlex Crewneck Shirt - Graphic Prints

  • SolarFlex Hoody

  • Surf Short - Print

  • Superlight Pant - Long

  • Vapor Elite Rain Pants

  • WaderWick Core Layering Bottom

  • WaderWick Thermal Fleece Top

  • Bass Icon Trucker Hat

  • Guide Windbloc Hat

  • Guide Windbloc Neck Gaiter

  • SunShield Fishing Hat

  • Guide Windbloc Flex Glove

  • Guide Thermal OTC Socks

  • Guide Midweight OTC Socks