Ken Larrabee

Ken Larrabee Nitro 898 DC

Name: Ken Larrabee
Home Town: Cave Creek, AZ
Birthday: July 3
Occupation: Finish Carpenter
Hobbies: Fishing and bowling
Year’s tournament fishing: 9
Titles/honors: 8 time Best Bet championship qualifier, 7 time All Star Team championship qualifier, 2001 Best Bet angler of the year, 2005, All Star angler of the year, 5 first place finishes at Bartlett and 4, Second place finishes in championship tournaments.
Angling stuff
Favorite Bait: Rio Rico
Favorite Method: Skitter poppen
Angling Hero: Kevin Van Dam
Home Lake: Bartlett
Favorite Lake: Bartlett
Least favorite Lake: Lake Pleasant
Favorite Technique: Topwater
Primary fishing strength: Topwater
Secondary fishing strength: Cranking
Biggest weakness: Bed fishing
Boat: Nitro 898 DC
Motor: Mercury 225 Optimax
Tow vehicle: Ford F-150 4×4
Fishing sponsors: Nitro boats, Mercury motors, Motor Guide, Tracker Marine boating center, Lowrance, Tanner Chiropractic, Bass Pro Shops, H3O Sunglasse
Personal Stuff
Favorite food: Filet Mignon, medium rare
Favorite Movie: Uncommon Valor
Favorite Music: Rock
Non-Angling hero: Don Billets
When not fishing: Working and bowling

About me: I first started trout fishing when I was a kid and evolved into bass fishing in 1998. After fishing from shore for a time, I decided it was time to buy a boat, so I bought a 14-foot aluminum Valco with a 9.9. I started the tournament circuit with my second boat, a Tracker TX 17.

My first tournament was in the aluminum division where I took third place and won $600.00. I was hooked from there on out. I eventually started fishing the pro-am where I learned a lot more about bass fishing. I then made angler of the year in 2001 and had numerous top ten finishes.

Throughout my career, my sponsor’s include Triton and, currently, Tracker Marine Group. It was through Tracker that I bought my Avalanche, and then later bought my 898 Nitro, and I love it. I was proud to represent Tracker Marine at Lake Neely Henry, Alabama.

Fishing Neely Henry was an experience I will never forget; not only was it a great fishing experience, but also a chance to meet some great people. Through the Federation Nation, I have been able to travel to different states and fish the six man, state team events, and on Amistad, we took 3rd place which got us to the Red River in Louisiana—that was a totally different fishery.

Since fishing is such a passion, I could not imagine life without it; it is part of who I am. I try to get out to the lake at least twice a week, if not more. Since I have been on the Nitro team, I have met the greatest bunch of people, and I am proud to be a part of the state team.