The Lady bass Angler Association gives women the opportunity to fish professionally with other women. How did you pull the LBAA tour together after Bassmaster canceled the Women’s Bass Tour that had to be tough. Not to mention disappointing at the start.
“First, it was not “me,” stated the Bass Classic champion Cheryl Bowden Fort Worth, Texas, “that pulled the LBAA together after BASS chose to drop that program for women. It may have been led by Secret and I, but it has taken every member to make this tour happen and the support from the families, friends and our sponsors. It has been tough, but worth it when you look at how far we have come on this journey so far. I have to say that Secret is an amazing person. She is the glue that has pulled and holds all of this together. I am very fortunate to get to work with her on this. We as an organization are very fortunate to have such a great staff and support.”
“Of course there was disappointment with the way things ended with BASS, but everything happens for a reason. We as an organization are determined to take what happened and make it a positive experience. I think we are doing just that.”
“Great things on the horizon for the LBAA. Some of those things are going to start being known in the next few weeks to grow the sport of fishing and build a program that will allow future generations of ladies to enjoy and compete in the sport of bass fishing.”
A bass fishing tournament can bring a weak man to his knees. Cheryl Bowden kept pushing to win the Lady Bass Anger Association 2012 Bass Classic. Cheryl won the Bass Classic bass fishing tournament for women with 32.29. Martha Good fellow 22.65 took second place ten pounds behind Cheryl. Pam-Martin-Wells came in third place with 22.06. Cheryl how does it feel to win the Bass Classic?
“I am still pinching myself! It is an amazing feeling and experience. In practice, I came up with a pattern that I was not sure would hold up or if it would have enough bites to even be able to compete with everyone else.”
“It was a struggle and frustrating. I knew the fish were in the areas, but I was not certain I could hooked up with them. It has helped my confidence, especially that I was able to trust my skills and areas and to make the right decisions at the right times. I am far from having arrived, that is for certain. As with a lot of things, until I am able to perform consistently at this level, I am only as good as my last event. Consistency is the key.” Bowden’s last event was on Neely-Henry in September and she came in first place.
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