WBT Angler Profile: Debbie Pegoli

WBT angler Debbie Pegoli 

Hometown: Goshen, Ohio

Age: 48

Occupation: Professional angler

High School: Goshen, Ohio

How Long Bass Fishing: Since 1997

How Started Bass Fishing: My now husband took me fishing, and I caught my first bass on topwater. I was hooked (and so was he)!

Career Dream: I've lived a lot of my dreams, getting to fish with some of the amazing women that I've been paired with. But I would love to fish on the boater side and fish the WBT Championship alongside those same amazing women.

Career Highlights: Winning at Lake Lewisville and making the Championship the past two years.

Favorite Bass Waters: Lake Dardanelle, Ark., and Neely Henry, Ala., but I love any water that I can fish.

Big Bass: 10.02-pound largemouth from Lake Amistad, Texas, caught on a Gambler Little Otter

Favorite Fishing Technique or Style: Bottom bouncing techniques — worming, jigging and Carolina rigging — the slower the better.

Sponsors: Yo-Zuri America, Stealth 1 Charging Systems, TTI Blakemore (Daichii, Tru-Turn, X-Point), Eye Surrender, Smack Tackle, Airrus Rods, Innovative Sports Group, Buckeye Lures, Gambler Bait Co.

Pastime or Hobbies: Home improvement, embroidery, cooking, crafting and playing with my grandkids.