Jacob deGrom is a rising star pitcher for the New York Mets, who also happens to love boating and fishing. We caught up with him at the Mercury Marine Booth at the recent New York Boat Show.
Have you always been into fishing and boating?
Growing up in Florida, we went fishing every chance we got. Mostly fresh water for largemouth, but we’d also go a little bit in Mosquito Lagoon.
What’s the biggest largemouth bass you’ve ever caught?
It was 6 pounds. I caught it on a Zoom Horny Toad.
Do you get to fish during the season?
During spring training, I fish quite a bit, but it’s hard to get out during the regular season. I try to fish a lot during the offseason.
Do you own a boat?
I own a 21-foot Back Country with a Mercury Pro XS 250.
What’s a typical day?
I like to take my 2-year-old out fishing. It’s tough fishing, but I grew up going out with my dad and I still love it to this day. Hopefully, I can pass that on to my son.