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Darin Lankford

We are proud to have long-time, accomplished crappie and bass tournament angler, Darin Lankford, as a contributor to Truman Lake Fishing Intel.

Darin is born and raised in the Chilhowee/Clinton area and first started fishing Truman before it was even a lake. He grew up fishing the river for catfish with his grandpa and has kept close to his roots, raising 4 children, 3 boys and a girl in the area.

He first got into tournament fishing with Doug Schilling in 2001 and it has grown from there. He’s won many tournaments on Truman and beyond. In 2012, he began fishing the ProAms. He’s won a BFL on Truman Lake as well as countless crappie tournaments. He was the Joe Bass points champion with his partner in 2011.

“I’m usually a shallow water fisherman,” he says. “I’ll fish deep when I have to but try to fish shallow. Folks don’t realize how shallow those big bass get in the summertime on Truman.”

He’s a versatile fisherman as well, employing jig, crankbait, worm and many more techniques. His favorite arms of the lake are the Grand, Tebo, and Pomme arms.

He is currently sponsored by Pro’s Choice Marine, Mercury Motors, BNL Electric, and Jackem’ Jigs.

When he’s not fishing, he’s spent his time coaching his kids’ sports and has continued to coach basketball and baseball after they graduated.

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