If a person’s line of sight determines their ultimate attitude then the women in the Pro Division of the Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) better keep a watchful eye out on their 2011 Pro Division Rookie of the Year, Murchison, Texas resident Pam Ridgle.
Ridgle soared high in her first year of professional fishing competition earning several high finishes on her way to the coveted LBAA Rookie of the Year Award. Ridgle says you have not seen anything yet!
“My next stepping stone will be to actually win an event and be in contention for the coveted Angler of the Year (AOY) Award,” Ridgle said enthusiastically.
“I am really excited about the new LBAA season,” Ridgle went on to say, “I have gained a lot of friends and I am looking forward to seeing everyone again. I am expecting a great turn out in Texas at our Ray Hubbard event.”
Speaking of Lake Ray Hubbard, the LBAA’s first tournament of the 2012 season is at Texas’s Lake Ray Hubbard March 22-24. Hubbard is a 22,745-acre reservoir that is located within the confines of Dallas, Texas that lies on the east fork of the Trinity River. Water started damning up in Hubbard in 1968 and the lake has a maximum depth of 40 feet.
Ridgle went on to speak briefly about Hubbard. “As far as Hubbard, we are going to be at Hubbard at a great time of the year to fish this lake. The only downside is a high blowing wind that will limit your fishing abilities.”
Official practice for the Lake Ray Hubbard event will run from Sunday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 21 at 12 Noon.
The LBAA Lake Ray Hubbard ProAm is Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. Anglers in the pro division can bring five legal bass to the scales at each day’s weigh-in. Co-anglers may bring only three legal bass to the scales daily. The first place in the pro division will take home a $5,000 check.
Then on Saturday, March 24, the LBAA will hold the LBAA Lake Ray Hubbard New Beginning Center Charity Tournament. Entry fee for this tournament is $100 per team with a guaranteed $1,000 first place prize. At the conclusion of the LBAA Lake Ray Hubbard New Beginning Center Charity Tournament, there will be a raffle of items donated by local and national sponsors, in which the proceeds will also go toward The New Beginning Center.
The New Beginning Center assists women and children who have been victims of domestic violence with temporary transitional housing. The New Beginning Center is located at 218 N 10th Street Garland, TX. 75040. Phone 1-972-276-0057.
All LBAA Lake Ray Hubbard Tournament days (including charity tournament) will launch at “local safe light” and weigh-in at 3:00 PM local (CDT) time. All launches and weigh-ins will take place at the Bass Pro Shops docks in Garland.
Sponsors of the 2012 Lady Bass Anglers Association Tour are:
Bass Angler Magazine, Red Dirt Baits, Reaction Innovations, All Pro Rods, Legend Boats, Bass Kandi Baits, Integrity Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Reel Girls Fish, Vickie’s Threadworks, Minn Kota, Hummingbird, River Runner Baits, Castaway, Rayjus, Save Phace, Deka Batteries, Fish Guardian, West Kentucky LED, ATF, Eco Pro Tungsten, and Sure Life.
Legend Advantage Program, BoatUS Weigh-to-Win, Toyota Tundra Bonus Bucks, RayJus Wear It to Win, Skeeter Real Money, Phoenix First Flight, BassCat Quest, Triton Gold and Captain’s Cash.
Local Sponsors for Lake Ray Hubbard:
City of Garland, American Receivable, Bass Pro Shops Garland, Waffle House, Bakers Ribs, Bob LaMarch (Sand Bass’n Guide Service), Millennium Salon & Spa, Rural Electric Service, Wal-Mart of Greenville, Sonic, Cici’s Pizza, Dallas Bass’n Gals, Backward C Bucking Bulls, and Evans and Horton Roofing.
For more information on the LBAA contact co-founder Cheryl Bowden @ 1-214-738-7518, co-founder Secret York @ 1-270-748-9041, or media specialist Larry Morris @ 1-540-239-7902. The LBAA has a presence on the World Wide Web, on Facebook, and at http://www.ladybassanglers.com/