WBT Angler Profile: Lesli Lively

WBT pro Lesli Lively 

Hometown: Grapeland, Texas

Age: 47

Occupation: Legal Assistant

High School: Palestine High School, Palestine, Texas

College: Trinity Valley Community College

How Long Bass Fishing: 18 years

How Started Bass Fishing: My husband asked me to fish a couples tournament with him, and I told him that he would have to teach me to fish. He created a monster and did a wonderful job.

Career Highlights: Third place as a co-angler at Neely Henry and qualifying for the championship my first year.

Career Dream: To be healthy and continue fishing for a very long time. Winning Angler of the Year and a WBT Championship.

Favorite Bass Water: Any lake that I get to fish. We have some really great lakes in east Texas.

Big Bass: 8 1/2-pound largemouth bass from Lake Palestine, Texas, on a Carolina rigged soft plastic lure

Favorite Fishing Technique or Style: Topwaters, Texas rigs, Carolina rigs

Sponsors: FishFreakOnline.com, Castaway Rods, and of course, my husband, Kenny

Pastime of Hobbies: Fishing, 4-wheeling, camping and clogging for exercise