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Today's Top 2
Let's give today to the ladies. Sometimes (often?) they don't get enough love in bassin'. Today, at least, that's not the case.
Whoa. This hit me hard because I didn't know how sick she was…so it was a surprise. Maybe you're in the same boat, maybe not, but know this: Penny was a pioneer in women's bassin', a darn good angler and just plain loved it. I didn't know her well, but for sure will miss her.
> Veteran TN angler Jenny Nevans [pictured] fished hard during the four Lady Bass Anglers Association (LBAA) qualifying tournaments. She earned her berth to the 2012 Lady Bass Classic on Guntersville Oct. 11-13. However….
> "I was thinking about how difficult it was going to be for me to get to practice because of a pressing family commitment, along with lots of other things” Nevans said. “I was thinking about how I don't even have a boat to fish out of because I sold my Legend earlier this year – even though I had planned to borrow my partner’s boat."
> “When I saw that Karen [Elkins] was 13th on the list [they take the top 12], my heart sank. she has been a great friend for many years and with all her hard work and accomplishments it did not seem fair that she couldn't go to the classic."
> "I did not fish all year to give away my spot and I didn’t really want to, but I knew in my heart I should give Karen my spot. I knew God was calling me to be a joyous giver. Sometimes we can't understand why God puts us on the path we are on, we just have to have faith He knows best.”
> "She was strong in her choice to step down and I was strong enough to accept the challenge,” Elkins said.
Tip of the Day
She give a couple of good basic pointers. I like the ones about how to slow the bait down.
Quote of the Day
I'm going for a victory like the 50 other guys here. If I catch one fish or no fish, I'll walk on stage with my chin up and smile and wave to everybody and enjoy the greatest day of my life.
Shot of the Day
Lady Liberty's got a limit! (From Lurenet's Facebook page.)
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