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Ladies look forward to Lewisville

3/29/2007

What's at stake

$60,000 to boaters and non-boaters in cash, including $15,000 to the first-place boater and $7,500 for the non-boater winner, based on a 100-angler field.

The pros said it

"The general consensus is none of the women have fished here before, but I'm just excited to get the ball rolling. To me, this is just another opportunity to be out on the water catching fish and it's a huge step for women to gain their notoriety." — CITGO Bassmaster Open Series boater Shelley Perry, 37, Hurricane, W. Va.

"I have never seen so many women operating boats at the same time. I am just in awe of all the women out here; this is just totally overwhelming. The women who I have spoken with are so ecstatic, and any woman who wins this thing seriously deserves it because these Lewisville fish are very finicky." — Marcia Rubin, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

"I just want everyone to know how supportive and welcoming the people around here have been. Everywhere I go, someone asks me if I am ready to start the tournament. Word is definitely getting around and the public has been very accepting thus far." — Robin Babb, 41, Livingston, Texas

"I've been here for more than a week and haven't seen too many fish longer than 14 inches. My scouting has been almost disappointing, but I don't give up. I'm optimistic. A slow and small practice means a big day when it really counts." — Mary DiVincenti, 45, Clinton, La.

The strategy

Perry: She is fishing a late summer pattern, looking for structures that bass will stage in, preparing for the fall feed. Her key baits will be crankbaits and spinnerbaits.

Rubin: She is fishing soft plastics in shallow water, but fears a change in weather may have her – and other women anglers - scrambling for a backup strategy.

Babb: She is searching for a shallow bite during practice but expects an impending cold front to force the bass deeper into the waters. Babb also may follow other anglers' leads and fish the northern banks.

DiVincenti: Her entire plan changed once she arrived and realized Lewisville is lacking hydrillia. She is concentrating on what little cover is available and keeping watch for changes in weather.

Location and field

Women's Bassmaster Tour preview event
Lewisville Lake
Lewisville, Texas
Oct. 20-22, 2005

Field
Cut to 6 after Day 2

Launch
7:15 a.m.
Sneaky Pete's Restaurant and Banquet Facility
#2 Eagle Point Marina
Lewisville, Texas 75075

Weigh-in
3 p.m.
Sneaky Pete's Restaurant and Banquet Facility
#2 Eagle Point Marina
Lewisville, Texas 75075

Background

Previous BASS events
2005, CITGO Bassmaster Elite 50

Previous winner on lake
58-12, Kevin VanDam

Heaviest winning sack
58-12, Kevin VanDam

Weather

Temperature
76 degrees, sunny

Lake level
516.4 ft. above mean sea level

Local sponsors

The city of Lewisville, the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, Sneaky Pete's Restaurant and Banquet Facility and the Courtyard by Marriott.

Boater list

Alabama
Ellis, Rose, Birmingham
Howard, Louise, Eufaula
Langston, Crystal, Leighton
Mcdaniel, Patsy, Gordo
Sands, Linda, Cullman
Stahl, Betty, Guntersville
Striker, Kimberlee, Cullman
Womack, Kathy, Cropwell

Arkansas
Berryman, Penny, Hot Springs
Craig, Joan, London
Craun, Carol, Lockesburg
Fox, Robinette, Hot Springs
Gipson, Marsha, Bigelow
Heavener, Jan, Sherwood
Hudson, Jan, Harrison
Lofton, Danalee, Little Rock
Mize, Lucy, Ben Lomond
Mize, Melinda, Ben Lomond
Muse, Tammie, North Little Rock
Newberry, Donna, Van Buren
Ricardson, Tammy, Amity
Tate, Deanie, Arkadelphia
Usery, Rhonda, Cabot
Walker, Linda, Beebe
Wood, Pamela, Bono

Arizona
Bardelli, Darla, Glendale
Blanchard, Debbie, Lake Havasu City

California
Martens, Carol, West Hill

Colorado
Shepherd, Kelley, Cortez

Florida
Denyes, Sammie Jo, Baker
Douthit, Angie, Clewiston
Poole, Carolyn, Defuniak Springs

Georgia
Martin-Wells, Pam, Bainbridge
Pope, Rhonda, Waco
Stephens, Summer, Flintstone
Stoner, Toni, Ball Ground

Indiana
Davis, Joan, West Lafayette
Graham, Sylvia, Valparaiso
Pardue, Cindy, Anderson
Parrish, Sue, Indianapolis

Kentucky
Antle, Judy, Shepherdsville
York, Secret, Benton

Louisiana
Crochet, Sue, Lake Charles
Divincenti, Mary, Clinton
Vise, Sandra, Princeton
Whitstine, Carla, Pineville
Whitstine, Jonell, Pineville
Wong, Judy, Many

Missouri
Lalumandier, Cheryl, Harvester
Redford, Linda, Blue Eye

Mississippi
Gregory, Susan, Long Beach
Hurst, Kathi, Ripley

North Carolina
Armstrong, Michelle, Denver

New Mexico
Skelton, Kellie, Farmington

Ohio
Pegoli, Debbie, Loveland
Rubin, Marcia, Chagrin Falls
White, Denise, Camden

Oklahoma
Biondi, Donna, Norman
Cunningham, Kitsy, Eufaula
Davis, Brenda, Sand Springs
Glasgow, Sheri, Muskogee
Selsor, Debbie, Glenpool

Pennsylvania
Sherred, Sandy, Pittsburgh

Tennessee
Caperton, Cindy, Madison
Hill, Cindy, Smyrna
Rogers, Dianna, Bumpus Mills
Shaffer, Emily, Mt Juliet
Sternard, Lisa, Clarksville

Texas
Babb, Robin, Livingston
Bullard, Karla, Del Rio
Candelaria, Kandie, Canyon Lake
Cater, Kathy, Conroe
Craig, Lisa, Chandler
Elkins, Laura, Amarillo
Gordon, Helen, Flower Mound
Hengst, Debra, San Antonio
Mcclendon, Kris, Spicewood
Meisell, Elizabeth, Lancaster
Parker, Janet, Little Elm
Petrowski, Debra, Arlington
Pope, Pamela, Robinson
Potts, Barbara, Fort Worth
Waller, Tammy, Haslet
Williams, Courtney, Frisco

Virginia
Bradley, Christiana, Bealeton

West Virginia
Perry, Shelley, Hurricane

Non-Boater List

Alabama
Barger, Dee, Fayette
Bucki, Jo Dee, Bessemer

Arkansas
Brown, Lesa, Harrison
Cavakis, Bertha, Amity
Dickson, Beverly, Little Rock
Henderson, Vicki, Ashdown
James, Mary, London
Kegley, Dianne, Norphlet
Morris, Elaine, Camden
Ply, Tammie, Harrison
Smith, Madeline, Hot Springs Village

Arizona
Cunningham, Debra, Phoenix

California
Plascencia, Victoria, Santa Clara

Colorado
Conway, Darlene, Colorado Springs

Florida
Bronson, Carrie, Polk City
Crawford, Mona, Welaka

Georgia
Ford, Rhonda, Rome

Illinois
Helgren, Jennifer, Park City
Ryerson, Dawn, Plainfield

Indiana
Boykin, Carol, Indianapolis
Conner, Shawn, Greenwood
Crafton, Cheryl, Richmond
Dietzen, Diana, Anderson
Kirby, Ronda, Indianapolis
T'kindt, Dorothy, South Bend
Welty, Karen, Shelbyville

Japan
Kashiwabara, Tami, Nagano-Shi

Kansas
Heflin, Laura, Topeka

Kentucky
Filburn, Robertina, Vine Grove
Wild, Susan, Lexington

Louisiana
Bordelon, Johnnie, Mansura
Campbell, Julie, Ball
James, Karen, Bossier City
Mundy, Thelma, Colfax
Pennington, Kay, Pineville

Massachusetts
Mckay, Colleen, Worcester

Missouri
Rushton, Sharon, Kimberling City
Starke-Malmsbury, Wanda, Galena

Mississippi
Crawley, Robin, Prentiss
Owens, Linda, Brandon
Sanders, Elizabeth, Brandon

North Carolina
Berry, Linda, Madison
Brisendine, Renee, Eden

Nevada
Jackson, Glenda, Boulder City

New York
Bergman, Colleen, Phoenix
Miller, Loreen, Ruby

Ohio
Gambill, Kathy, Wauseon
Mote, Delorse, Greenville
Spear, Kelly, Chardon

Oklahoma
Fisher, Sandy, Oklahoma City
Freeman, Denese, Lawton
Spencer, Cheryl, Tulsa

Ontario, Canada
Mackinnon, Terri, Milton

Oregon
Mode, Toni, Eagle Creek

Tennessee
Anthony, Pam, Memphis
Erspamer, Bonnie, Clarksville
Morris, Teresa, Moscow
Pettijohn, Etta, Jacksboro

Texas
Allen, Cheryl, Yantis
Atwell, Molly, Woodville
Ball, Thongnerengarm, San Antonio
Bartee, Virgie, Comanche
Bass, Lila, Austin
Bates, Brenda, La Porte
Delagarza, Diane, Garland
Doty, Tracy, Roanoke
Duncan, Tiffany, Bedford
Fowler, Jackie, Ganado
Frazier, Charlotte, Dallas
Golden, Amy, Roanoke
Harelson, Barbie, Broaddus
Hart, Judith, Greenville
Jaynes, Billie, Deerpark
Jeane, Sandy, Hull
Kolton, Robin, Georgetown
Lowry, Lisa, Dallas
Petrowski, Kim, Arlington
Philley, Gloria, Waxahachie
Piekarski, Lisa, Fort Worth
Prado, Donna, San Antonio
Reeves, Brenda, Arlington
Robledo, Maggie, Irving
Rodden, Pamela, Mesquite
Smith, Lydia, Rockwell
Sparks, Melanie, Colleyville

Virginia
Croft, Mary, Bedford
Gaskins, Barbara, Suffolk
Ludwig, Sandy, Herndon
Seay, Vanessa, Mechanicsville

Washington
Ward, Bonnie, Snohomish