Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida

Age: 57

Marital status: Married – Wife, Valeria. Two children, Justin & Nick

Former Occupation: Cook at Family restaurant

Hailing from Jacksonville, Fla., Peter Thliveros, better known as “Peter T”, has been fishing bass tournaments for more than 32 years. Thliveros started fishing with FLW in 1996 and immediately showed the world his tremendous fishing skills by winning the Angler of the Year title.

Thliveros took a break from FLW Tour competition in 2005 and returned seven years later to once again fish with the sport’s highest professionals. His first victory came on the legendary smallmouth fishery of Lake St. Clair in 1999, where he edged out Kevin Van Dam and was awarded over $200,000 for his efforts.

I still get butterflies in my stomach before a tournament. That means I still have it. If you lose that excitement, it's time to quit.


  • Tournament Wins:

    4 Bassmaster Tour Wins
    1 Bassmaster Open Southern Trail
    2 Bassmaster Majors Memorial
    1 FLW Open Win

  • Titles

    1996 FLW Angler of the Year
    Gold Medal Winner 2000 & 2001 ESPN Great Outdoor Games
    2003 Ranger Cup Champion

  • Stats

    Total Career Earnings 2 million plus
    69th 2014 AOY FLW
    48th 2013 AOY FLW
    126th 2010 World Ranking
    9th 2009 World Ranking
    65th 2010 AOY Bassmaster
    17th 2009 AOY Bassmaster

  • Finishes

    42 B.A.S.S. Top ten finishes
    10 FLW Top ten finishes
    13 Bassmaster Classics Fished
    6 FLW Championships Fished

Largest Bass Caught

8 pounds 15 ounces

Largest Days Catch

33 pounds 14 ounces

Best Finishes

Best finish in 2014 14th FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee
Best finish in 2013 9th Rayovac FLW SW Divison
Best finish in 2012 31st FLW Tour at Beaver Lake
Best finish in 2011 9th FLW Tour at Lake Okeechobee
Best finish in 2010 5th FLW SERIES EAST at Lake Chickamauga
Best finish in 2009 30th Kentucky Lake, Bassmaster Elite
Best finish in 2008 1st St. Johns RIver, Bassmaster Southern Open
Best finish in 2007 1st Lake Oneida, Bassmaster Memorial
Best finish in 2006 1st Eagle Mountain Lake, Bassmaster Memorial
Best finish in 2005 1st Harris Chain of Lakes

Angling Stuff

Angling Hero: Rick Clunn and Guido Hibdon

Favorite bait: Zoom Super Fluke

Home Lake:  St. Johns River – Florida

Favorite Lake: Lake Champlain – New York

Fishing Strength: Soft Plastics and shallow cranking

Personal Stuff

Favorite Food: Barbecue Ribs

Favorite Music: Classic Rock

Favorite Movie: A League of Their Own

When Not Bass Fishing: Likes to Salt Water Fish, Hunt Deer & Hogs, Enjoys Barbecuing and cooking