2003 – First season fishing the Bassmaster Western Opens, Non-Boater. 2003 – First woman to qualify for Bassmaster Open Championship. 2004 – Qualified for second Bassmaster Open Championship. 2004 – First season fishing the FLW Tour as Co-Angler. 2005 – Wal-Mart FLW Tour, 6th Place Season Rank, Co-Angler. 2005 – Wal-Mart FLW Tour Championship, 12th Place, Co-Angler. 2006 – First season fishing the FLW Series as Professional. 2007 – First season fishing the FLW Tour as Professional. 2008 – First season fishing the Women’s Bassmaster Tour. 2008 – Women’s Bassmaster Tour, 1st Place, Lake Lewisville. 2008 – Women’s Bassmaster Tour Championship, 1st Place, Lake Hamilton. 2008 – Won WBT Angler of the Year and qualified for Bassmaster Classic. 2009 – First woman to fish the Bassmaster Classic.
1 Top-10 and $19,000 in career FLW winnings. 6 Top-10’s and $140,000 in career B.A.S.S. winnings.
like to actually fish one. Once I started fishing the WBT, I really enjoyed myself. The ladies are really friendly, and it is a good time hanging out with women that have the same passion for the sport that I do. I also like that we fish different locations each year. That helps me to learn many different bodies of water, and it challenges me as an angler. And, I really like that.” Further down the tournament trail of life, Kim’s greatest desire is to con- tinue to share her passion for fishing with other anglers, women, youth, and possibly, children of her own.
Further down the tournament trail of life, Kim’s greatest desire is to continue to share her passion for fishing with other anglers, women, youth, and possibly, children of her own.
“I’d like to have many more successful years on the WBT. Long term, I’d like to start a family. My mom and dad taught me to fish, so I look for- ward to those days where I can have kids of my own and teach them how to fish. I believe the greatest gift you can give is to teach kids to fish. It keeps the passion of the sport alive.” Given the exposure that Kim has already generated for the sport, it is clear that she is well on her way to achieving that goal. And being married to a bait manufacturer should allow for many other, younger tackle boxes to be filled in the future. BW
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