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WBT Angler Profile: Tracy Bailey

9/9/2008

Hometown: Ennis, Texas

Age: 44

Occupation: Investigator

High School: MacArthur High School, Irving, Texas

How Long Bass Fishing: 3 years

How Started Bass Fishing: My husband got me hooked

Career Dream: Fishing pro full-time and working no-time

Favorite Bass Water: Lake Bardwell, Ennis, Texas

Big Bass: 9.87-pound largemouth from Lake Bardwell, Texas, on a green pumpkin Zoom Centipede

Favorite Fishing Technique or Style: Flipping

Pastime or Hobbies: I find peace in the pastime of organic gardening.

Web site: www.bassinbailey.50megs.com

Sponsors: Terry and Harvina Britain

Three years ago my boyfriend started me off crappie fishing with a bobber. Then he started training me with an open-face Abu Garcia, and when I caught my first bass, I was hooked! So I married him, took possession of all his rods, reels and tackle, made him buy us a boat and take us fishing every chance we got. I was so excited that my family and friends thought I was crazy — all but my sister, Nina. She was there, pushing me to do this thing, my dream of becoming a pro, and so I took the bait and entered my first tournament with the WBT. Now I juggle my husband, work and money, fish every hour I'm not working, fish every tournament that comes down the creek and for all this I am thankful. Thank you especially to my husband, sister and the WBT. You all made my dreams come true!