(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.
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.
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.
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.