WBT Angler Profile: Angie Everitt

WBT pro Angie Everitt 

Hometown: Currently reside in Livingston, Texas. Born and raised in Slapout, Alabama

Age: 40

Occupation: Fiscal Officer, Probation Department

High School: Holtville High School, Ala.

College: Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas

Degree: completed 3 years, work in progress put on hold to fish!

How Long Bass Fishing: 14 years

How Started Bass Fishing: My husband, Ted, took me to Sam Rayburn Lake for the first time, and I caught a monster!

Career Dream: To retire and be able to fish whenever I want

Career Highlights: In 1997, worked with my legislator and wrote the bill that became law which established my position with the State of Texas

Favorite Bass Waters: Sam Rayburn Lake, Texas

Big Bass: On my first trip to Sam Rayburn Lake, using a Creme purple worm, I caught a 10.12-pound largemouth

Favorite Fishing Technique or Style: Anything plastic

Sponsors: Ardent Reels, Castaway Rods, Gamma Performance Fishing Line, X-Point, Daiichi, Tru-Turn Hooks

Web site: www.angieeveritt.com

I did not intend on fishing the WBT, but in 2005 when the news of the tournament trail started making waves, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. While the WBT was fishing the inaugural event on Lake Lewisville, I was at the Methodist Hospital in Houston having surgery. One of the last things my husband (my biggest supporter) said to me before I went in for surgery was, "You will be fine and you WILL fish the next WBT event." Needless to say, he was right, and although I missed the inaugural event, I've fished all the others since.