On January 4, 2010, BASS lopped off the women’s pro bass fishing circuit. Here’s what BASS issued: “Despite BASS’ best efforts to grow the WBT [Women’s Bassmaster Tour], participation levels were declining, especially heading into the 2010 season. This was a very tough decision and we understand the timing wasn’t ideal and we are aggressively working to accommodate all WBT anglers who were registered for the 2010 season into other tournament venues they are eligible for, such as the Bassmaster Opens, if they desire to compete.”
OK, so do fish really care who is on the other end of the line? Does the public care? What do you think? Is it time to put on our big girl fishing pants with the zip-off lower portions and get out there with the guys and compete alongside them? After all, a woman can flip and pitch with the best of them, right? It’s not like taking a firefighter’s test and having to drag a 35-pound hose or carry a human out of burning building, right?
I say, fish on, women, fish on!