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WBT Angler Profile: Bonnie Ward

4/29/2008
WBT pro Bonnie Ward 

Hometown: Snohomish, WA

Age: 52

Occupation: This is it; I get to fish!

High School: Holy Names Academy, Seattle, WA

How Long Bass Fishing: 14 years

How Started Bass Fishing: A friend of my husband's wanted to introduce us to the sport. Doug caught 3 bass on three consecutive casts that day, and I was absolutely hooked. It has forever changed our lives in many ways!

Career Dream: To be able to talk on stage like those I SO ADMIRE.

Career Highlights: Winning the inaugural tournament as a co-angler and winning with my boater, Tammy Richardson, added to how special that day was and seeing my husband backstage afterward; 2006 Co-angler of the Year title — I still can't believe it really happened to me!

Favorite Bass Waters: Of the places I have had the privilege of fishing so far, Lake Amistad

Big Bass: A 6-pound, 1-ounce largemouth from Big Lake in Mount Vernon, Wash., on a 5-inch Yamamoto Senko

Favorite Fishing Technique or Style: Finesse

Sponsors: Three Rivers Marine & Tackle, Woodinville, Wash.