Women in the World of Bass Fishing
Over the last 50 years, fishing has become an extremely popular sport and full of organizations and clubs that want to be a part of the action.
One club, that I am personally proud of is the Woman Anglers of Minnesota.
A group of women who love to fish and show their competitive sides in annual tournaments and contests. However, the ultimate goal, to become a pro on the Bassmaster circuit and raise the Classic trophy has only been accomplished by men.
In this day and age of the strong, independent woman, the challenge has been accepted and women are moving on up. Companies are expanding their sponsorships to women anglers who have a passion for the sport and represent their companies with pride. Tournaments and leagues have opened their doors to women as well.
One Bass Fisherwoman Making a Big Move!
Kate Grice Hough, a woman on the rise, has just completed an FLW Super Tournament in the Bass Fishing League.
She finished in the top ten and has qualified for the Regionals. Kate is one of many amazing women who are fighting to make a name for themselves. Many women struggle in the daily equalities of this still being thought of as a “man’s sport”. Whether it be at the bait shop, repair shop, or boat launch, not everyone is viewed as an equal or a capable fisherman/woman.
The knowledge and skill that it takes to be successful in this sport requires time, work, repetition, and money. Watch out boys, here come the ladies and they’re bringing their A-Game.