Derrick Jehn was born in central Wisconsin to a family deeply rooted in the outdoors. The son of a Lake Michigan charter captain, he grew up fishing freshwater for everything from stream trout to king salmon. Derrick is also a Marine Corps veteran and spent three of his 6 years of service as a Presidential guard to President Clinton. About 12 years ago he began kayak fishing, fell in love with it and never looked back. He has expanded to saltwater and enjoys tournament bass fishing.