Derek Yamamoto

Hometown:
Page, AZ (Lake Powell)
Age: 40
Birthday: January 14
Occupation: Brand Manager for Kinami Baits (design products, colors, R&D)
Angling Hero: My Dad, he’s pretty good for an old guy
Tournament Trails:western- ABA, UBTT; National- FLW
Home Lake: Lake Mead (currently)
Favorite Lake: ake Powell (most beautiful lake in the world)
Favorite Technique: fast reaction baits (topwater, spinnerbaits, squarebills, etc.)
Primary Fishing Strength: ability to cover water quickly
Secondary Fishing Strength: not afraid of clear deep water
Biggest Weakness: deep cranking and ledge fishing (I just don’t get to do it much)
Boat: Phoenix
Motor: YAMAHA SHO
Tow Vehicle: Suburban
Fishing Sponsors: Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits, Kinami Baits, Phoenix Boats, Yamaha outboards, Lithionics Batteries, 13 Fishing, Duckett Rods, Minn Kota, Lowrance electronics.
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Movie: The Fifth Element
Favorite Non-Angling Hero: my wife- she does a lot to take care of me and the family, especially when I’m gone on road trips fishing. She’s a keeper!
When Not Fishing: I get really bored because I don’t have hobbies.
Why I Fish: It’s just all I’ve ever done, and I love the competition