Burkitt Deacon Collins

Tyrone , GA

Competition Team: A

Member Since: 0000-00-00

 

2018 National Standings

Circuit Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 40 16 81 146.94 2926
OS 311 6 20 35.52 1167

2018 Division Point Standings

Circuit Division Place Events Fish Total Points
AFT 99 4 6 30 58.51 1149
AFT 12 7 8 39 68.18 1147
AFT 114 24 1 2 4.80 364
AFT 1 47 1 10 15.45 1770
OS 8 33 4 14 22.23 664
OS 103 81 1 1 3.95 340
OS 2 102 1 5 9.34 213

2018 Service Team Standings (American Fishing Tour Only)

Service Ranking Points
A 7 2926
A 7 2926

2018 Tournament Results

Circuit Div Date Lake Pl Fish BB Total Pnts
AFT 99 02/18/2018 West Point 5 5 3.86 11.35 191
AFT 12 02/24/2018 Lake Eufaula 16 5 0.00 7.17 185
AFT 12 03/24/2018 Lake Eufaula 17 2 0.00 2.93 182
AFT 99 04/14/2018 West Point 10 5 0.00 7.32 191
AFT 12 05/05/2018 Lake Eufaula 9 4 0.00 9.53 192
AFT 114 05/19/2018 Seminole 15 2 0.00 4.80 364
AFT 99 06/02/2018 West Point 8 5 0.00 7.53 185
AFT 12 06/23/2018 Lake Eufaula 15 4 0.00 7.72 186
AFT 12 07/07/2018 Lake Eufaula 14 10 0.00 17.70 374
AFT 99 07/21/2018 West Point 4 6 3.60 15.00 382
AFT 99 09/30/2017 West Point 9 4 0.00 7.69 192
AFT 12 10/07/2017 Lake Eufaula 8 5 0.00 6.99 193
AFT 1 10/24/2018 Lake Hartwell 47 10 2.93 15.45 1770
AFT 12 11/18/2017 Lake Eufaula 9 4 0.00 5.80 192
AFT 99 12/02/2017 West Point 4 5 0.00 9.62 193
AFT 12 12/17/2017 Lake Eufaula 5 5 0.00 10.34 196
OS 2 02/03/2018 Eufaula 38 5 0.00 9.34 213
OS 8 02/10/2018 Eufaula 44 5 0.00 9.89 207
OS 8 03/10/2018 Seminole 65 0 0.00 0.00 50
OS 8 04/28/2018 Sinclair 52 5 0.00 5.84 199
OS 8 06/09/2018 Oconee 43 4 0.00 6.50 208
OS 103 09/08/2018 Eufaula 81 1 3.95 3.95 340

2018 Standings

2019 Standings

What Truck, Boat and Outboard does Burkitt Deacon run?

I am currently running a 2015 TRX21 Triton with a 250 ProXS Mercury. My primary truck is F250 Ford and my alternate vehicle is a 1949 Willys Jeep (if I need to get somewhere in a hurry).

My Sponsors

My primary sponsor has and always will be my wife Sharon.

I have been fortunate to be provided assistance from the following companies:

  • The Boat House
  • Lowrance Electronics
  • Hi-Seas Fishing

What Burkitt Deacon does for a living:

I had the priviledge of serving in the military for 22 years. After retiring from the military, I worked for a small consulting company for 20 years. I currently assist in the management of the ABA Pro Staff.


What you should know about Burkitt Deacon:

I love holding a rod while standing on the front of a fast boat and watching the sun come up. Beside fishing I enjoy duck hunting on a cold icy morning with a hot cup of coffee and an black lab named Rip.

I believe in taking your hat off at the dinner table; opening the door for a lady; and saluting the flag when the National Anthem is played.


How Burkitt Deacon started fishing

I started fishing for catfish and running trotlines with my dad when I was 6 yrs old in a 14 foot cypress boat with a red and white 18HP Johnson on the Pascagoula River in Mississippi. 

When I attended the Infantry Officers Advance at Ft Benning, GA in 1979, I had the honor of being introduced to Bass Fishing by Col Harry Hall and Willie Goble. They tried their very best to teach me how to catch "the elusive green fish". I dearly wish that I had paid more attention. 

After a tour in Korea I joined the MBAA at Ft Campbell, KY and have participated in tournaments ever sense.


Aspirations or goals with fishing

To continue to help our younger anglers further their fishing goals and aspirations. The most enjoyment that I get when fishing ABA Tournaments is when my Co-Angler catches their limit and receives a check. If they are able to do that, then I've had another great day on the water and posibly made a new friend for life.


Favorite way to fish

I absolutely love to fish plastics, either a shaky head or carolina rig, and finesee jigs. Both require patience    and are not as hard on the old body. Don't take me wrong, I also look forward to the eplosion that comes with a frog bite on Lake Eufaula or Seminole.


Most exciting fishing experience

How Burkitt Deacon preps for a tournament

I pack everything that I can cram into by truck from an extra lower unit, trolling motor, prop, to a battery. If it can be broken, it's going to happen to me.

I inventory what I have in my boat and use a checklist to make sure that I have all my safety equipment, rods, water, and tackle that I need to take.

As far as actual fishing prep (tackle and where I going on the lake), I look at the time of year, outside and water temperature, cloud cover, and water color. This gives me an idea of where and how to fish on any given body of water. 


Three favorite search baits

  • A trick worm
  • A jig
  • A crankbait

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

I try to figure out what I could have done better and make a note of what worked for the guys that had a good tournament. The only person to blame for a poor day is myself because I didn't prepare or execute properly. The only bad tournament would be if my patrner got injured or we didn't make it back to the landing, otherwise they are all good tournaments because we got to go fishing. 


Advice to give to an aspiring tournament angler:

Simple, pay attention when you get a bite and catch a fish. If you will listen, the fish will tell you what to do.  Also, try to learn something new every time you get on the water and never ever give up.


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

  • "Boy, if you think you're fishing that worm slow, you better slow down some more because your fishing it too fast!"....Willie Goble
  • "You can't catch a fish if your bait is not in the water."....Harry Hall
  • "You can only give away your integrity once."....BG Dick Potter
  • Learn how to read and interpet your electonics. If you are in the back of the boat and just starting out, go on-line and download the operator manuals from the major electronics companies. Read them and also view the different YouTube videos available on their operation. The more that you understand what's below the water, the better fisherman/woman you will be.


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