The Ultimate Panfish League - - 2003-2017
Eric Linnell/Matt Brookman
Career UPL Earnings: (since 2015)  

Notable Events:
4th Place - Lake Minnetonka - 2/21/16
5th Place - Maple Lake - 1/29/17
6th Place - Big Marine Lake - 3/6/16
Matt Brookman:
Birth Date: 1/25/90
Home Town: Stillwater, MN
Fun Comments:  Matt was born and raised
fishing the waters of the St. Croix River valley
and twin cities metro area. He gets his
biggest satisfaction from tracking down and
finding trophy fish in some of the most
pressured lakes in the state. A sports
background of a lifetime of traveling hockey
has made for an easy transition into the
competitive mindset for tournament ice
fishing.  In the open water months, you’ll find
him trolling and jigging the summer away
hunting for giant St. Croix River walleyes and
also in search of schools of slab crappies on
local lakes. During the late fall months prior
to ice up Matt puts the rods away and
pursues some of his other outdoor passions
including a local sporting clay shooting
league in Western Wisconsin and waterfowl
hunting trips on the mighty Mississippi
backwaters and the Dakotas.  Once the ice
season comes he maintains the busy UPL
tournament schedule along with other local
tournaments and keeping a pulse on the bite
of his go-to local lakes. Any down time
between tourneys is spent traveling to bucket
list fishing destinations all across the
Midwest with fellow pro anglers and friends to
experience some of the best fishing around
the ice belt.  Matt also works full time at
Andersen Windows and Doors Corporation
as an Architectural Designer.

In between fishing and hunting seasons Matt
enjoys spending time at various fishing
expos interacting and educating customers
about fishing techniques and products of
great fishing companies. He proudly helps
and promotes for his fantastic fishing
sponsor companies including:

Clam Outdoors

Northland Fishing Tackle

Panfish Plastics

Cold Snap Outdoors

Nils Augers USA
Eric Linnell:
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