Darren BenderBoat: 2025 Escape HHT
Medicine Hat, Alberta
I’ve been fishing ever since I can remember and while I don’t participate in many tournaments I go out as often as I can and have a serious obsession. A couple of my favorite lakes include Bullshead Reservoir close to Medicine Hat and White Swan Lake by Invermere, BC. I love fishing for trout in any fashion whether it be trolling, casting, on the fly or on the ice. As a kid I got “the bug” early on from fishing with my dad and even though I’m on out the prairies, my real passion became Salmon fishing as a result of a yearly Vancouver Island family vacation. I think catching a 25lb Spring at 8 years old sealed the deal. Even now I still religiously make a trip out to the Campbell River area every year for a 3 week stay to cram in as much Coho and Chinook fishing as I can. I have to admit, everyone looks at you pretty strange with a couple of downriggers off the back of the boat in southern Alberta; if they only knew!