Daniel Pecotte

 

Personal
Name: Daniel Pecotte
Home Town: Eagar, AZ
Birthday: June 4, 1985
Occupation: Power Production Specialist II
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, golfing, playing guitar
   
Stats
Year's tournament fishing: 5 years
Titles/honors:

2010/2011 Team of the Year in the Monterey Bass Company Senior Division, 2011 Team of the Year in the White Mountain Bass Club, 8 wins in the White Mountain Bass Club

Career highlights:

Winning Team of the Year in two circuits in one year and becoming a member of the Nitro State Team and Mercury Pro Team

   
Angling stuff
Favorite Bait: Spook
Favorite Method: Walking the dog
Angling Hero: KVD
Home Lake: Fool Hollow Lake
Favorite Lake: Roosevelt Lake
Least favorite Lake: Lake Pleasant
Favorite Technique: Power fishing
Primary fishing strength: Power fishing
Secondary fishing strength: Bed fishing
Biggest weakness: Finesse fishing
Boat: 2012 Nitro Z-7
Motor: Mercury Optimax Pro XS 150
Tow vehicle: 2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost
Fishing sponsors: Nitro, Mercury, Bass Pro Shops, Show Low Ford, Denali Custom Rods
   
Personal Stuff
Favorite food: Mexican
Favorite Movie: Law Abiding Citizen
Favorite Music: Hard Rock, Heavy metal
Non-Angling hero: My Mom and Dad
When not fishing: Doing things with my family and working
   

I began fishing at a very young age, as far back as I can remember. My step dad, Dennis, would plan a trip every year to go to the lake. I stated probably the way most people did, worms and bobbers, sittin’ and waitin’ for the fish to come to you. Then we started taking the boat out, just a 14 foot flat bottom aluminum boat that we frequently loaded down with way to many people, and began trolling. I always enjoyed trolling because you could fish the whole lake and try different areas. Plus, I liked the way the fish would eat it, nothing, nothing, nothing, then BAM! As I got older, I started playing around with different lures and roaming the shore line when we couldn’t be in the boat. At the age of 14 I was reunited with my real dad, Doug, and he introduced me to bass fishing. From the first bass, I decided that was the only way to fish. The go get ’em strategy and the ferocious strikes had me hooked. I continued to fish as much as possible, but just for fun. It wasn’t until 2008 that I decided to try some fishing tournaments. I convinced Doug to fish the family circuit for the White Mountain Bass Club with me instead of my uncle. We won our very first tournament, and there has been no looking back. In the last 4 years, we have fished as many tournaments as possible and I have earned sponsorships from Nitro Boats, Mercury Marine, Show Low Ford, Denali Rods, Bass Pro Shops and A & M Graphics. We also managed to win Team of the Year titles in the Monterey Bass Company Senior Division and the White Mountain Bass Club Team Division in 2011.