Ott DeFoe

Ott DeFoe

Ott DeFoe

Arthur "Ott" DeFoe was born on September 17, 1985 in Knoxville, TN.  When he was 9 years old he took a trip to Okeechobee, FL and that’s where his love for bass fishing began.
 
Ott fished his first tournament that fall with his dad and they did not catch a single fish! From that next spring til fall they fished in over 50 tournaments.  They did not have a lot of success but that did not stop him from trying.  It took over two years of fishing local tournaments before they ever got their first check.  When Ott turned 12 he joined the East Tennessee Bass Anglers club.  It was there that he learned most of the skills he possesses today.  He fished his way up the FLW Tour and qualified for several FLW Cups.
 
By finishing 5th in the 2010 Bassmaster Southern Opens Ott qualified to fish the prestigious Bassmaster Elite Series.  He became the first Tennessean in the Elite Series when he accepted the invitation to fish against the top 100 Bassmaster anglers in November 2010.  Ott won the 2011 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year award, finished 4th in the points and then ended the season by winning the Toyota Trucks All Star Week.  Ever since his first year on the Elite Series tour he has continued to fish well earning him four 1st place finishes, and twenty six top 10's and over $1.2 million in prize money.
 
Ott lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife, Jennie, daughter, Abbie and twins Parker and Elizabeth. 

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