Derick Pendleton Wins Bass Federation’s National Championship

(SEYMOUR) – Derick Pendleton took home $33,000 and first place in the Bass Federation’s National Championship tournament in Grove, Oklahoma.

His $33,000 in winnings included $20,000 cash, a $500 Bass Pro Shops/Cabela’s gift card, a Power-Pole certificate, a Minn Kota trolling motor, a clothing package and entry into the Fishing League Worldwide Series Championship.

Derick Pendleton of Seymour holds his prize check after placing first in The Bass Federation’s National Championship tournament in Grove, Oklahoma. Submitted Photo

During the two days of competition, Pendleton caught seven fish weighing a total of 24 pounds, 7 ounces. He beat out more than 40 other fishermen.

Derick Pendleton of Seymour shows a few of his catches. Submitted Photo

Pendleton is a member of Hoosier Hawg Hunters based in Seymour. The group allows members to compete in tournaments at the state and the national level. He then began competing in tournaments conducted by the Indiana Bass Federation.

Derick Pendleton with his first-place trophy. Submitted photo

Pendleton competed in the tournament’s co-angler division.

During the first day, which was also Pendleton’s birthday he landed the biggest catch of the day weighing in 20 pounds.