Don Perkins

Guntersville , AL

Competition Team: ASC

Member Since: 1997-04-30

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 173 10 30 73.62 2234
OS 159 10 17 35.51 1339

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 29 8 8 25 65.73 1139
AFT 22 15 1 0 0.00 50
AFT 1 182 1 5 7.89 1095
OS 15 28 2 1 2.43 276
OS 102 29 1 1 3.78 444
OS 3 45 2 6 12.08 448
OS 12 46 2 5 10.96 496
OS 1 50 3 4 6.26 319

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
ASC 104 2234
ASC 112 2234

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 22 01/20/2018 Wheeler Lake 4 0 0.00 0.00 50
AFT 29 01/27/2018 Guntersville 10 2 0.00 4.24 191
AFT 29 02/17/2018 Guntersville 12 3 3.96 8.76 187
AFT 29 03/31/2018 Guntersville 9 2 0.00 4.46 189
AFT 29 04/21/2018 Guntersville 10 2 0.00 6.04 190
AFT 29 05/19/2018 Guntersville 7 4 5.10 14.10 191
AFT 29 06/02/2018 Guntersville 10 3 3.80 8.70 183
AFT 29 07/07/2018 Guntersville 12 4 0.00 5.63 185
AFT 29 08/04/2018 Guntersville 9 5 3.31 13.80 378
AFT 1 10/24/2018 Lake Hartwell 182 5 0.00 7.89 1095
OS 1 02/03/2018 Guntersville 48 0 0.00 0.00 50
OS 1 03/17/2018 Wheeler 32 4 0.00 6.26 219
OS 15 04/14/2018 Kentucky Lake 25 1 2.43 2.43 226
OS 1 04/28/2018 Neely Henry 61 0 0.00 0.00 50
OS 3 05/05/2018 Old Hickory 12 5 0.00 10.32 239
OS 3 06/16/2018 Old Hickory 42 1 1.76 1.76 209
OS 15 06/23/2018 Kentucky Lake 23 0 0.00 0.00 50
OS 12 08/18/2018 Pickwick 44 1 0.00 0.00 50
OS 12 10/06/2018 Pickwick 28 4 0.00 10.96 446
OS 102 10/13/2018 Kentucky Lake 29 1 3.78 3.78 444

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Don run?

2016 triton 21 TRX, 250 Mercury pro xs, toyota tundra

My Sponsors

My Lord and Savior is number one sponsor, my wife is second!

What Don does for a living:

Operations manager for Kimberly-Clark


What you should know about Don:

My eldest child Brandon, won the ABA nationals on Pickwick, my youngest child Dustin is still the best fisherman in the family!  I am blessed to be married to a woman who loves golf!  I have a house on Pickwick lake and just built a retirement home on Guntersville lake!  I am blest with 3 special granddaughters, Laken Finney, Lola Fischer, and Linley Blake!  You can read from their names that their daddy loves fishing.  I guess if they ever have a boy they can name him Evinrude or Triton or Mercury!


How Don started fishing

I bought my first boat at age 18, new 18 foot lazer with 150 mercury on it!


Aspirations or goals with fishing

I love the tournaments, no major goals.  Won a ranger on the Ohio River in 1996, but i do still love to fish tournaments.


Favorite way to fish

Jig and pig, going down the bank!


Most exciting fishing experience

My brother and i caught 38.8 lbs of 7 smallmouth on July 15, 1996 on Pickwick fishing offshore on db3 when no one was fishing offshore in a team trails tournament.  That was Brandon's 15th birthday and culling 5 lb smallies was fun!


How Don preps for a tournament

Brandon has taught me to change line, change hooks, and be organized.  Make up your mind and stick to your guns, it ain't over till its over!


Three favorite search baits

Any topwater in the fall, in the spring i like to throw a small spinnerbait or fluke.  In the summer, has to be the drop shot.


Best tournament finish and what you did that day when you were fishing.

For an ABA, i had 23.8 lbs on pickwick in December of 2014.  My son Dustin came in second with 20 lbs of smallmouth and anytime i beat him, i generally cash a check.


Most challenging part of tournament fishing

Not spinning out when you lose a fish or your co-angler catches a 7lber in front of you!  Most of my co's do better than me, i can find fish pretty good, not always the best at getting them in.


When tournaments don't go my way

Thank the good Lord that i am just able to fish in the land of the free and home of the brave!  My favorite statement is "good day to be alive, wife and the Lord loves me and my kids and grands are healthy!  It is nothing more than a fishing tournament, enjoy the beauty God provides!


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Fish your strengths and spend time on the water!  Number 2 is to be flexible and have a little knowledge about every pattern out there. 


Some shared general bass fishing techniques for people just getting into the sport

Buy good tackle(rods and reels) and assortment of 6-8 baits for every scenario.  Forget about dock talk and focus on the job at hand (5X3).



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