Today, women in professional bass fishing – where are they?

Last week I had an operation, and I could not fish and drive, so I worked on the site and talking with friends on Facebook while viewing live tournament and about why we do not see many women in professional Bass fishing activities.

It really made me think about it, because I did not pay it much attention as I should have.

I decided to contact with old friends, who are engaged in professional fishing on bass, both men and women, and I think you will be surprised that some of them said.

Firstly, in case you did not know, women have always been allowed to catch fishing.

The first woman to participate in a BASS tournament was Vojai Reed. She fished in 1991 Missouri invitatsy and took 58th place! not bad, but it still does not indicate that women are going to win a lot of awards Bassmaster Angler of Year, or to start taking home trophies Bassmaster Classic.

And as of 2018, they have not!

I had an online store, guide services and radio shows in the very beginning of the Internet.

I participated in the old Redmen tours, where I met a lot of fishermen, which today is carried out in a professional manner the fish, and I opened the Bass Pro shops in Harysburgu County, Pau, where I conducted seminars for a TTI Blackmore. That allowed me to communicate with a lot of professionals in the Fisheries on bass. I got in touch with Andre Moore, who took part in the reaction and started to wear accessories and interviewed him on the radio show. I was on the "classic" when he proposed to Kim Bain on stage.

I thought how thoroughly it is such a team as fishing Classics, will go far together.

Kim Bain Moore became the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Classic classics. She was qualified by winning the title of "Fishing basmaystra year" for women in 2008. In the classics it took 47 th place out of 51 fishermen. It was her first and last!

Pom Martin Wells was the second woman, who caught the classics. As Kim Bain Moore, she was qualified after winning the WBT AOY 2009 award. She took 22th place out of 51 fishermen in Classic.Pam. Martin-Wells – is the most perfect fishing in BASS history. Martin-Wells occupies 123rd place in the list of prize BASS funds of all time and is $ 308,321.14. Ninety-nine percent of this is earned through the WBT or her unique classical appearance.

After the dissolution of TSWV in 2011, no woman has even come close to qualifying for the championship.

Janet Parker came pretty close to qualifying for the Elite 2011.

Sabrina Thompson some time has been profiled on the local station information in Texas, she – praryvistka and participated in this weekend's Bass Pro Shops Bassmaster Central Opens.

So why is this a big deal?

She was the first black woman, who fought in the tournament bass fishing.

She is vice-president of the International Federation of Anglers and has a non-profit organization "Texas Wrangling Anglers", where she teaches women and children the basics of fishing.

Engaged in fishing in the north-east and in my country, on fishing and hover bass for over 30 years I had the opportunity to meet many professional anglers, both men and women. I spent time with Judy Wong in the "classics", I was there for the first tournament Christy Bradley River descendant, so I was hoping to see the woman who won the Tour on a class or FLV.

Christian Bradley went to fourth place at the Bass Pro store in the South Discovery at Lake Douglas included in BASS history.

It was the best finish a woman who was ever in the BASS cooperation, beating Diana Clark in the fifth place finish at the Red River at the Open Channel in 2010.

I took Mary Divincenti, female champion Bassmaster Classic, which was engaged in fishing in the FLW, and transmit it to their broadcasts, so I was waiting for these many women in professional fishing bass, given the fact that all changed in the bass fishing for women, and I personally know some of them, and that is what prompted me to contact today with the leading fishing men and women to find out what their thoughts on why it did not happen.

Here's what they said when I asked: "Why Do not see today more women fish on a professional level?"

I think that with the growing popularity of this sport, you will soon see women who fish at the highest levels. Since the program of high school and college grow fast they involve girls in the earlier ages, allowing them to spend more time on the water for training. Until now, the guys that worked well at the professional level, have many years of experience fishing with his parents, grandparents, uncles and friends. This time on the water gives them a huge advantage over women. When women are younger and they see a viable profession, they can invest their time and effort to attract women to the sport.

Matt Herron

I would say that it's just a mathematical interest. Probably, there are some great female anglers, but for each one there are literally tens of thousands of large male anglers. That is why no woman can not claim to be elite. The first will earn three million a year, when it will sell! We'll see.

Chad Pipkens

Statistics show that women anglers growing number.

Your question is why the number of competitive female anglers is not increased?

Personally, my story begins with the family & # 39; and that catching fish, with her husband, who was fishing, and now supports my competition in the Lady Bass Anglers (LBAA), and before that as the co-authors in the Pro Tour "Bassmaster Women & # 39; s "(WBT). ).

I started fishing with her husband, back in the mid 80s. It was very comfortable to fish with my husband. But I admit that the first time he asked me if I would be with him to catch a team tournament, I was not sure that other men will welcome home the angler. I admit I was wrong, and I was very welcomed, and later my husband came to be called "Martha's husband."

Amendments to the fishing in the draw of the tournament was for me great. Since my husband and I have always fished, I took care of the education of other fishermen, men and women. The presence of female tour (WBT) was an opportunity that I need. With that, I started to catch fish BFL, and the ABA Open (and as a co-angler and boat). Now I fished as a professional / boat with Lady Bass Anglers.

I also had the support of family & # 39; and.

In the 80s, my sister watched our two children so my husband could go fishing on Saturday tournaments.

My husband is amazing! He & # 39 is my "bass" when I go to the states that participate in the tournament. He supports me and helps other homes.

What should be more women anglers:

Ladies feel comfortable, to start a new adventure

Opportunities to "grow" the number will give anglers


Facilitating the participation of ladies

enable women to know how to get started


Currently, women's professional tour – Lady Bass Anglers. Days Bass n & # 39; Tack and WBFA, WBT, etc. … gone. I've seen so many new anglers start with LBAA. The opportunity to fish with women's tour is huge. Some ladies need a comfort zone to get started. (I did …)

I would like to see greater support and participation in the LBAA.

Today women's tour and the opportunity for the ladies – this Lady Bass Anglers. Top sponsors the opportunity to offer the best prize packages and the payment would be huge. Many anglers financial rewards is not enough to ensure travel over long distances and time commitment.

Rest time and the competition … LBAA now has three regular-season tournaments and classic.

Child care – usually a woman with a & # 39 is the main person who cares about his family & # 39; S.

In one family & # 39; boats and husband should share the "time of the boat with their wives." I saw that many husbands have to go through the tournament, so they have a boat, and "the wife stays at home with the children."

Ladies need to know how to feel comfortable competing in men's tournaments. To make it more comfortable, start to compete in the team tournament with a family member & # 39; and or a friend

Check out the command paths:

The American series of pairs of bass anglers

fishers of men

Local team trails

Open team tournaments

to ask questions

The first question is how to use the toilet …

Invest in proper clothes. Dress for the weather & # 39; I.

March Gudfello

I honestly think this is all that is needed to change the … Girls today have the opportunity to start to improve your skills fishing fishing with the support of his family & # 39; and members of the team and coach with a fishing high school team, not just the pope or grandfather longer .

I think that girls who are interested in sports, will encourage parents, after all, fishing can get them full scholarships to college! Then they have fishing college team to lean on! You can not just wake up one morning and say that this year I'll catch fish classic. But his path now more affordable than ever. I think you'll see more girls in the sport in the coming years.

Sarah Hicks Boyet

For one, money is not the same, where they should be. But for this to happen, more women would be to buy boats and motors, and not to fish with a total boat. This topic arose many years ago with Mr. Dan Shadam with Mercury.

Barbara Stevenson

I think one of the big problems is that most women do not participate for the right reasons. Many women go fishing with her husband or boyfriend. Not because they do sports. I live breathe and sleep fishing. I feel that I have a natural instinct for the sport. I really think it starts at the youth level. We need to ensure that our young girls involved in sports as early as possible.

Kendra Mueller

I have a lot I can say on this subject. Every day I ponder. I think that the reasons for so much. Passion. Donation. Seven & # 39; and. Confidence. Debt. Duties. A lack of respect. Pressure. Time. Finance.

I think the question to get to this, is why women fish? Or why men are fishing? Why women can fish different. Some may skazats- Well, I did it to spend time with your significant other. I did it for attention (most never recognize). To find someone who speaks my passion, and everything that I can think of would be few and far between this and this is what you need to do anything at this level. Women feel the pressure because everyone is looking at the standings to see where they end up. We have the most terrible enemies, because we do not believe that we can go fishing. We have a duty to our family & # 39; It and be mothers. It makes us feel so selfish, leaving our children to pursue their dreams, when we technically do not need to be on the sidelines. It's hard to swallow as a mom.

Sometimes you sacrifice time at home, while at work or too many funds to outweigh the profit obtained. If you go when the victim is not balanced, you fish, looking over his shoulder.

Sometimes it's just not worth fishing women, because their peers do not put them with respect. They do not include surahs & # 39; ozna. They talked again. They are, as they are smaller than males. In addition, sometimes just to them are treated like a piece of meat. Who she slept? Why do women want to do this when they have to deal with all the others?

So much I like to say. We need more women. As we grow up, and some of the best parts of working life happy and live in it.

Ms. Melinda Hayes

I tried to contact Lauren Shtamps, the first woman who received a college scholarship for Fisheries on the bass, but at the time of this article, I still had not heard from her.

I contacted Kryshtay Fields, managing, to find out how she & # 39 Hank is an agent of cherries, Jacob Paroroznika and other professionals.

She said she believes that women prevent themselves to compete on a professional level with men in the tour. This way of thinking, and what they need to get out of their own galls and realize that this "game in the fishing, not the gender game", the bass do not know, you're a man or a woman! They do not know who your sponsors! Be a woman who knows and do not let other people's opinions have any control or meaning in your life. You are on the same playing field when they enter the water!

Kryshta Fields


I spoke with Christy Bradley on the phone, and she had a lot to say, much of what has been said, was very similar to what I said Kryshta Fields. Christie also noted that she also has extensive experience in the problems encountered during the journey, and she is confident in its ability to fix the apartment, working on a trailer or motors and return to the water. It has no effect on her mental game. In most cases, it is only financial for her.

I had a lot of thoughts about it after talking with everyone and read what they said in a statement on Facebook, which I did.

We also have today men seksualisty? Of course, probably always will be.

Will the sponsors of today that will enhance and promote fisheries high school students and college, to be on the ground floor of a real opportunity to make money? Yes!

After talking with all the fishermen and some sponsors, one that stuck was this: "The first woman who has strengthened the confidence and relationships that need to compete and win in the tour with men is not only in bass fishing history, but rich. will!

Only the name of a woman who survived, is the ability to do that Christy Bradley agrees with what the one who knows it! If we see a woman who makes the Elite and makes history, it would be Kristen Bradley.

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