Duc Tran, NTXKC, NorthTexasKayakChampionships, kayak, bass fishing, bass tournaments
Duc Tran
Arlington, TX
Current city
Grand Prairie, TX
Favorite paddle
Bending Branches Angler Ace
Favorite fishing spot
Lake Fork
Favorite paddling spot
The Brazos River
I've been fishing all my life with my parents. They got me hooked on Striper fishing back in the 80's back in Arkansas, beating the banks of all the dams. Through the years though it seems like the busier life got, the less fishing was done around my family. So in 2004 I bought my first boat a Kenner 2103 and got my family to fall back in love with fishing all over again. I had the boat in a slip at the lake and we fished almost every weekend. I even got my Grandpa hooked on fishing on his first trip to visit us from Vietnam! So I picked up my fist Kayak, a Perception Pescador 12 around 2012 and decided to learn how to bass fish. I started going to the Mariner Sail's Thursday Working Man's Tournaments every week to learn and fish with others. From there I started to move on to the bigger tournaments so I could broaden my horizons and fish other bodies of water outside of the great state of Texas. I fished most of the Kayak Bass Series in 2015 and was able to fish on a National Level at Sam Rayburn, Lake Millwood, and Guntersville. I also got my kids involved in Kayak Fishing last year and we've made a few trips down the Brazos fishing and camping together.
I currently run the Mariner Sails Thursday Working Man's tournament and I am currently also the President and one of the founding members of the North Texas Kayak Championships. We are always out there helping introduce new kayak anglers get into the sport, and helping already skilled ones into the tournament scene.

2nd Place @ Angler's Pro Tackle Spring Shootout
4th Place @ Kayak Bass Series - Lake Fork 2016
Big Bass @ Kayak Bass Series - Lake Fork 2016
24th Place @ Yak4it Tournament of Champions on Lake Fork 2016