Chris is a regular competitor on several bass tournament circuits. During the 2008 and 2009 seasons he competed in the following circuits: Bass Fishing League (BFL), SuperBass, Anglers in Action and Media Bass.
In 2007 Chris qualified for the BASS Federation Tournament on Lake of the Ozarks and finished second in a field of over 300 anglers. That same year he qualified for the BASS State Team and competed in the Regional Tournament on Lewis and Clark Lake in South Dakota.
While competing in the Bass Fishing League (BFL) tournaments Chris has finished in the top 15 three times, including two top-ten finishes. He has also qualified for the BFL Regional Championship in the Ozark Division.
Chris also competes in several open and charity tournaments each year. He has first place finishes in the Roofers Mart, Huntington Disease and Sunny Hill Charity tournaments in the past.
Chris is an angler who likes to cover a lot of water during a competition. He targets active bass and doesn’t stay in one place very long. His favorite lures are topwater, spinnerbaits and crankbaits. He will use a jig when necessary but presents it to specific targets while moving on quickly.
Competing in bass tournaments for over 18 years he brings a lot of knowledge to the Midwest Fishing Tackle Pro-Staff. His favorite waters include Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock Lake.
Derek Vahey is the newest member of our team here at Midwest Fishing Tackle. He is a married 38yr old angler from Brentwood, Mo. He is an avid angler and fishes weekly throughout most of the year. His favorite fishery is Lake of the Ozarks.
Derek has fished several different tournaments over the last couple years and has placed in the money multiple times. He has fished in FLW Bass Fishing League, Anglers in Action Big Bass Bash, Bass World Sports and multiple charity tournaments.
Derek likes to utilize crankbaits in both shallow and deep water. He excels when bass are holding tight to cover and is capable of heavy stringers when fishing boat docks. Derek loves the explosive action of top-water fishing when the opportunity arises.
Derek is looking forward to the 2011 season and plans to fish the FLW Bass Fishing League - Ozark Division, the KVD Oakley Big Bass Bass on Table Rock Lake, both Anglers in Action Big Bass Bash events and multiple charity tournaments.It is going to be a busy year of fishing for Derek and he plans on sharing his knowledge and experiences on the water with us throughout the season. Look for articles and this information on our affiliate website, Bass Fishing Midwest.