Local fisherman David Perdue, a resident of the Smith Mountain Lake area, has been selected to compete in the Pro Bass Fishing Tournament, which will begin in January. The competition will a series of seven tournaments that will be held over six months in 2020, the first of which will be in Texas.
Perdue graduated from Franklin County High School in 1984. Upon finishing high school, he took classes with East Coast Polytechnic Institution in Norfolk and then Virginia Western in Roanoke. In 1985 he joined the military, which marked the beginning of a 20-year career in the military.
Perdue began bass fishing in the 1990s while he was serving in the navy. He joined the Great Bassmasters’ Local Club in Chesapeake.
-For more information, see the Dec. 25 edition of the Smith Mountain Eagle-