WBT Anglers Reveal How They Broke the News

“When I expressed interest in the tour, he got really excited. He couldn’t be any more supportive. He knows I can do this.” - Robinette Fox, 30, Jessieville, Ark.

“We’re both excited. I couldn’t ask for a better partner and supporter. He’s living his life through me.” - Rhonda Pope, 45, Waco, Ga.

“I had to learn how to bass fish just to date him, so when I first signed up to fish professionally six years ago, he didn’t take me seriously. Now, he’s saying, ‘Go for it!’” - Cindy Hill, 50, Smyrna, Tennessee

“My husband is very supportive. He’s a little worried about me banging up the boat in unfamiliar waters, but primarily he just wants me to come back safe.” - Wanda Malmsbury, 44, Galena, Mo.

The first Mercury Marine Women’s Bassmaster Tour presented by Triton event is scheduled on April 20-22 on Neely Henry Lake in Alabama. To register, visit

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BASS stages bass fishing tournaments for every skill level and culminates with the CITGO Bassmaster Classic. Through its clubs, youth programs, aquatic resource advocacy, magazine publishing and multimedia platforms, BASS offers the industry’s widest array of services and support to its nearly 550,000 members. The organization is headquartered in Celebration, Fla.

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