Hometown: Grove City, PA
Favorite Lure: Frog
Favorite Technique: Power Fishing
Favorite Fishery: Lake Champlain
From a little kid fishing the banks with his grandfather to competing with the best anglers in the world, Destin’s passion for bass fishing has taken him on an amazing adventure that he continues to this day.
Destin’s career in the tournament ranks began at the local club level in Western Pennsylvania late in college after suffering a serious knee injury on the football field. As a lifelong athlete, he has always craved competition and needed a new focus after his football career was ending.
After four successful seasons as a co-angler at the National level, Destin made the jump to the pro side. It was truly a trial by fire that first year with some great successes and a lot more lessons learned. That first season he finished 8th overall in the Bassmaster Northern Opens series, narrowly missing his goal of reaching the Elite Series; he also qualified for the FLW Costa National Championship. After competing with many of the best anglers in the world, he truly knew that he belonged.
One of Destin’s other passions is sharing his love of bass fishing with others. Whether it is answering questions, fishing with kids, or taking his guide clients out, he truly loves every minute of it.