Ott “THE HOTT” DeFoe Eyes Victory at 47th Annual Bassmaster Classic

BUFF® Staff / 3-21-2017

Santa Rosa, California – Fifty-two of the best bass anglers in the world will ply the water of Texas’ Lake Conroe later this week, competing in the 47th annual Bassmaster Classic, the “Super Bowl” of professional bass fishing. In that field – and among one of the favorites to win – is Ott DeFoe, one of two professional Bassmaster Elite anglers on the Buff Inc., ambassador team.
“DeFoe is riding an incredible wave of success and we’re thrilled that he’s earned a spot as a favorite going into the Bassmaster Classic,” said Shirley Brunetti, Vice President and General Manager of Buff, Inc. “His skill and dedication truly embody the BUFF® brand spirit of living your passion and following your dreams.”
In the last four Bassmaster Elite events, DeFoe has finished 1st (last September on the Mississippi River), 14th, 10th and 2nd, and he currently sits atop the 2017 Bassmaster Angler of the Year standings with 210 points.  Tabbed “Hott DeFoe” by Bassmaster announcer Dave Mercer, DeFoe is listed as a 20-1 favorite for the Classic crown by B.A.S.S. Times editor Bryan Basher.

DeFoe, who routinely provides valuable, real-world feedback to the Buff, Inc. design team, is usually found on the water wearing BUFF® UV multifunctional headwear and Sport Series Water 2 Gloves
“On behalf of the entire BUFF® team, I wish Ott the best of luck in the Classic,” said Brunetti. “It’s an honor for us to be onboard with him as he attempts to etch his name into bass fishing’s history book.”

Photo Credit: Pro Fishing Managment

Update: 3/27/17 Ott finishes in 5th place at the 2017 Bassmaster Classic with a Day 3 Berkeley Big Bass of 9lbs 9oz!
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