Ken is a native Okie, having lived in Oklahoma all his life. He currently resides on his Tarbone Ranch in SW Oklahoma with his wife, Tammy. He has been fortunate to live a lifelong dream come true. After graduating Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Zoology he worked for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation as a Fisheries Biologist. A change of career occurred in 1983 after Ken won the first Super BASS tournament. The $100,000 prize money allowed him to pursue professional angling as his next dream.
Since that time, Ken has enjoyed a career fishing tournaments and marketing products for his sponsors while at the same time helping thousands of others understand and enjoy the sport of bass fishing.
Ken and Tammy built their home on Tarbone Ranch in 1995 and have managed the property for trophy big game hunting since then. They plan to retire from professional fishing after the 2009 season and conduct big game hunts on the property.
Birth date: February 2, 1947
Family: Wife, Tammy
Twin Sons, Hunter & Tanner
Son: Jason & Granddaughter, Rylee
Hometown: Meers, OK
Education: B.S. Degree from Oklahoma State in Zoology.
Former Occupation: Fisheries Biologist, 13 years
Honors and Awards
Inducted into the BASS Fishing Hall of Fame 2010
1991 BASSMASTER CLASSIC Champion
Fourteen Time BASSMASTER CLASSIC Qualifier
Chosen among Top 35 Anglers of All Time by BASS in 2005
Named one of the top ten most “fan popular” anglers by Bassmaster Magazine.
Top 50 on B.A.S.S. All-time Money Winner’s List
SIX-Time B.A.S.S. Champion
Three Time World Champion Angler
B.A.S.S. Classic, 1991
U.S. Bass World Champion, 1985
American Angler Grand American Champion, 1980
Angling Hero: Jason Lucas, he wrote about bass fishing before it was cool.ishing
Ken's Tool Kit
Here's a new way to buy Ken Cook's Fishing Tool Kit. It is available for a limited time at Cook's Tackle Systems at: http://www.cookstacklesystems.com/ It is the same Kit as I have sold on my website for many years. I also recommend you take a look at the Cook's GoTo tackle organization system. I have used it for years and it truly makes me a more organized angler. No, I didn't invent this one, but it is a great item for all fishermen.