Top-Water Tank Specialist
Meet Bobby Mitchell, a Central Virginia local who’s been raising eyebrows when it comes to top-water bass fishing. Mitchell is 42-years-old, he was born in Petersburg, Va but raised a Colonial Heights man.
Mitchell works for HandCraft as a truck driver, he’s been married 14 years to Erica Mitchell and together they have two boys and two girls. Needless to say, Mitchell is a busy man.
Growing up, Mitchell spent most of his weekends on Lake Chesdin snatching up largemouths with his fishing family at Leonard’s campground. Mitchell (and his older brothers) have dedicated much of their time towards hunting and fishing. Bruce Mitchell, their dad, played a major role in Bobby’s success on the water.
It’s worth noting, Bruce is not only his dad, but his best friend, tournament partner and the man that taught Bobby just about everything he knows about bass fishing.
Mitchell says he been blessed to put his hands on many trophy bass in recent years. And we know this is true, because we’ve been following Bobby Mitchell’s work closely. That’s why we reached out to Mitchell about becoming a field staff expert. His body of work is impressive and we know he has much to offer the Central Virginia outdoors community.
Bobby Mitchell is a hammer; keep your eye on him and we encourage you ask him any questions you may have about bass fishing. You never know, he might share a few of his family’s secrets.
When Mitchell isn’t working or fishing he’s hanging out with his kids (who also enjoy fishing). And a fact that some folks do not know is, not only can Bobby Mitchell catch monsters, but he’s also nasty with a skateboard and snowboard.
Bobby Mitchells’ Favorite Type of Fishing: The topwater bite. Mitchell is a strong advocate of the swim-bait. He adamantly states that, “Nothing loads up better on a rod than a swim-bait fish.” So if you want a big girl, you best be reaching for a Bull-Shad.