Summerville , GA
Competition Team: N
2019 National Standings
2019 Division Point Standings
2019 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)
2019 Tournament Results
What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Derrell run?
2003 Skeeter ZX225, Yamaha 225 HPDI, 2003 Ford F250
What Derrell does for a living:
Retired Navy; Telecommunication contractor.
What you should know about Derrell:
Married 40+ years to my lovely wife Melody, two exceptional sons Michael & Stephen, two beautiful daughter-in-laws Erin & Jill, two precious granddaughters Lyla & Willow.
How Derrell started fishing
Eye sight became a limiting facor for shooting competitive archery so picked up bass fishing around 2010. Needed the competition so started tournament fishing shortly therafter.
Aspirations or goals with fishing
Learning more about the sport and one day being able to say I'm more skilled than lucky.
Favorite way to fish
Wacky rigged Senko, seems to work in most situations especially on pressured lakes.
Most exciting fishing experience
How Derrell preps for a tournament
Rub my lucky rabbit's foot and then consider the 101 variables that affect the bass.
Three favorite search baits
Chatterbait, Crankbait, Spinnerbait.
Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.
Most challenging part of tournament fishing
When tournaments don't go my way
Try to determine what went wrong and why; then figure out how to do better next time.
Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:
Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport