Ott
DeFoe

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Personal Info

Hometown

Knoxville, 
Tennessee

Birthdate

September 17, 1985

Family

Jennie (wife), Abbie, Parker, Lizzie (children)

Hobbies

Spending time with family, river fishing

Content

DeFoe hump jumpin'

DeFoe hump jumpin'

By Mark Hicks

The ticking of the clock grows louder in DeFoe's ear. He's jumping quickly from one hump to another, spending only 5 to 10 minutes on each spot. He knows he needs one more good fish to have...

DeFoe smokes hawg

DeFoe smokes hawg

By Mark Hicks

DeFoe runs farther out into the middle of the main lake and fishes a ridge. It's been a long dry spell, but within five minutes he catches a bass that weighs more than 7 pounds. He sets the...

DeFoe nabs No. 4

DeFoe nabs No. 4

By Mark Hicks

DeFoe's cameraman boat jumps into the follow boat to film DeFoe from boat to boat. At that moment DeFoe hooks a solid bass on a swimbait and swings it over the side. That gets another scream....

DeFoe ends drought

DeFoe ends drought

By Mark Hicks

DeFoe runs downriver a few mile and fishes a spot on the main lake far offshore. He quickly hooks a good bass and works it back to the driver's seat. He lip lands the bass and screams, "...

Lost and found

Lost and found

By Mark Hicks

DeFoe left square one and his boat was out of sight before we got underway. It took us 45 minutes to find him. He was fishing another stretch of riprap off the main lake. He still has only one bass...

DeFoe grinding

DeFoe grinding

By Mark Hicks

DeFoe methodically fishes the riprap with a small shallow running crankbait. He's casting parallel and tight to the rocks and slowly grinding the bait over the riprap. And I mean grinding. He...

DeFoe scores early

DeFoe scores early

By Mark Hicks

My boat driver, Phil Williams, and I put in upriver at Waterfront and went in search of Ott DeFoe. (Phil tells me the Chevron station across the highway from the ramp makes a mean biscuit.) ...

Things are changing

Things are changing

By Pete Robbins

Ott DeFoe said that if his fish don't bite early he'll have to wrestle with whether to abandon his primary area. He said that several anglers who did well yesterday "just went fishing,...

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