Greetings from Beth Mills
I grew up fishing with my family, it was an activity that brought us all together. My Dad would always take us fishing after dinner on Sundays to a local reservoir. We had one mission…to catch the largest bass! Instead, we would catch bluegill, crappie, turtles, and of course…my Dad’s hat right off of his head..haha!
I live in Westerville, Ohio and moved here after attending college at Ohio State. I have been teaching for 15 years and absolutely love my job! I teach Adapted Physical Education (APE) which means I provide specially designed physical education to children with special needs. The icing on the cake for me is that I am allotted field trips every year, and of course one of those trips is when I get to take my students fishing!
It was not until later in life that a spark ignited and a true passion for fishing emerged. All credit goes to my friend, Lori. She always insisted we rent a boat or take a trip that involved fishing. One day we both realized we could get to better spots on the lake if we just bought a boat…so we did! We fished all the time and were eventually asked to fish a local bass tournament. Now we can’t stop competing!
In 2015, I became a member of the LBAA, competing as a co-angler. I was terrified in my first event because it was the first time I fished without my teammate. I have to admit I was super spoiled because I never took a fish off the hook when I fished with Lori. The best part for me fishing that first event was not catching any fish, because I had no idea what I was going to do if I caught one! Four years later, I have more confidence and experience and can do it all on my own. With that said, I have been blessed to bring home some LBAA hardware and “cash a check” as Runner Up on Kentucky Lake in 2016; 3rd Place finish on Kentucky Lake in 2018; and 2018 LBAA CLASSIC 4th Place finish on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas.
My goal in the future is to become better at reading electronics and gain more experience with driving the boat in rough water.
One of the best things about the LBAA is the opportunity to stop and look at how many women are together learning, laughing and competing because we all love one thing...FISHING! It will always give me goose bumps!
My sponsors are:
Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's, Fishing Complete, Inc., Accent Fishing Products, Classics Sports Bar, Classic Pizza, Gill, Sublime Wear and Crown Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of Dublin.
Please feel free to look me up on Facebook under: 2ChicksinaBoat. Lori and I will always be traveling or on the water. We love to have FUN!
As I tell my students “Anything is possible, you just need to adapt.” The same goes for fishing.