James Niggemeyer calls Van, Texas his hometown and uses that as his base for his fishing tournaments. His fishing career boasts of 3 BassMaster Classic appearances, 1 FLW Cup appearance, and several B.A.S.S. Open tournaments. . His career highlights include two B.A.S.S. Open wins, 2 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year awards, 3 B.A.S.S. Elite Series qualifications, and a qualification for the '09 Bassmaster Classic Double. The largest bass he has caught to date was 11 lbs 14 oz. When he isn't fishing in tournaments, he is fishing for leisure or camping.