When the Lady Bass Anglers Association comes to town, there is sure to be interesting turns of events! The early days of practice were nothing like with windblown, stormy, rainy days that converged on the Hemphill area the final days of practice and during the tournament itself. The start of day one was delayed due to thunderstorms in the area. Once the ladies got going, it was on! Multiple wind and weather changes through the day force the ladies to work hard for every bite!
In 2018, an idea to help grow the LBAA began with a few simple conversations followed by some outlines and finally a decision to take the next step! This idea did not stem from the LBAA owners and leadership, but from within the membership. Wendy Kendrick of Walker, Louisiana, brought forth the idea and is the contact person for all proposed and active LBAA Federation Chapters. All of the hard work and dedication has led to this moment!
Lincoln, Alabama has become a regular stop for the Lady Bass Anglers Association, but fishing this body of water in the summer was a new occurrence. Questions swirled about how the recent flooding would impact the fishing. During practice anglers would have varying levels of success. Most of which related to when Alabama Power would operate. In most cases, it was one gate for just a few hours. Anglers also had to be aware of the frequent thunderstorms that would make their way through during practice and during competition.
The fishing was tough for many, but not too tough for Doris Parsons and Robbie Hartline, who captured victories on Lake Hickory this weekend in the first stop on the Lady Bass Anglers Association pro tour.