Hometown: Midway, Florida
Home Lake: Lake Talquin
Boat Rig: Skeeter FXR powered by Yamaha 250 SHO
Family: Fiancé Jennifer and dog, Marlin
Social Media: drewcookingfishing
Drew is currently in his 2nd year on the Bassmaster Elite Series. Drew won the 2019 Bassmaster Rookie of The Year, finishing 7th in overall points, and his highest Elite series finish was 4th place on Lake Hartwell in 2019. Drew has fished all of his life and fished the College Series for Florida State. Drew has used Dobyns since he was in college and Dobyns started sponsoring Drew back when he fished the BASS Opens. We are currently working with Drew on a Drew Cook Signature Series rod.
Drew found a love for fishing back when he was around 4-years old and his father took him fishing on Lake Talquin in a 16’ fiberglass boat equipped with a stick steer. By age 10, Cook was out fishing by himself on the boat, staying close where his parents could watch him. This is where his passion kicked in. By age 12, he fished the whole lake as much as possible. Drew considers himself a “self-taught” angler and he never missed a single show of the Bassmasters television show. Drew fished his first competitive tournament when he was 13 and has been addicted to the competitive side of bass fishing since that day. After graduating from Florida State University in 2017, where he fished for their college bass team, Cook took a construction job so he could pursue the 2018 Bassmaster Opens. He had his sight set on qualifying for the Elite series and he nailed it on the head. From that goal was the birth of the 2019 Bassmaster Rookie of The Year, Drew Cook! Drew’s dream since he was 6-years old was to fish the Bassmaster Elites. By the looks of Drew’s past, no goal is unattainable for Drew!
When Drew isn’t bass fishing, he can always be found doing something outdoors from hunting to offshore fishing. Drew is engaged to Jennifer McClenny, and they (including their dog, Marlin) will make their home in Georgia.