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I had the great opportunity to meet some of the women in the Gateway Bass’n Gals fishing club yesterday at Bass Pro in St. Charles, MO. The club had a table set up and was promoting their organization during Bass Pro’s spring sale.

Club Members

Members of The Bass'n Gals Fishing Club

I spoke with Lisa Opfer, the club’s treasurer, and she was very informative as well as a pleasure to talk to. She told us that the club was organized to give women the opportunity to bass fish competitively among their peers. They welcome all lady anglers, experienced and beginners, to come join their club.

The Bass’n Gals Club was established in 1988 with the goal of promoting the sport of bass fishing among women and youth. The tournament schedule for 2010 includes seven events on lakes in or around Missouri. The lakes include Lake of the Ozarks, Table Rock, Kentucky Lake, Truman and Stockton. They also have a fun weekend at Lake Taneycomo near Branson.

This organization is a great opportunity for any female angler looking to better this skills and meet other women who love to fish.

Below is text from the Bass’n Gals Club website: http://www.gatewaybass-n-gals.com

Bass ‘n Gals Club Information

Club Officers for 2008 Season

President – Mary Lipka
Vice President – Bonnie Betts
Treasure – Lisa Opfer
Secretary – Leslie Anderson
Tournament Director – Lynda Gessner

Gateway Bass’n Gals
Our members also appreciate having a friendly environment to further their skills and compete for cash returns. We are proud of our members that have or are planning to compete on the Women’s Bassmaster Tour

A Driving Passion
Women today constitute more than one third of all anglers. They own and operate their own rigs, trailer those rigs to any given lake throughout the country and do fish competitively, just like their male counterparts.

For the women who participate in the sport, bass fishing is a driving passion in their lives. It boosts their self esteem creates healthier minds and bodies. It significantly reduces their stress level, creating a happier family atmosphere. The Gateway Bass’n Gals strives to abolish the myth that women do not fish, and that bass fishing on a competitive level, is strictly a man’s sport.

The beginning angler needs a place to learn and the accomplished, experienced angler cherishes the camaraderie she shares with her angling peers and is always willing to pass her knowledge on to beginning anglers. The Gateway Bass’n Gals are dedicated to providing just such a venue for ALL women anglers throughout our area.

We invite you to join us in our efforts to grow the sport of bass fishing for all women.

Gateway Bass’n Gals…. Promote fellowship, friendship and fun among women anglers to provide a wholesome organization for its members and their families.
Gateway Bass’n Gals…. Are committed to conservation and the preservation of our natural resources and the environment
Gateway Bass’n Gals…. Help to improve the skills of anglers through the exchange of techniques, ideas and demonstrations.
Gateway Bass’n Gals…. Strive to introduce the youth of America to the sport of fishing
Gateway Bass’n Gals…. Continue to make our communities a better place for all, through it’s Kids Fish programs and charitable fund raising programs.
Gateway Bass’n Gals…. “Always Practices catch and release”

Members Perks

Cash Paybacks
Awards
Recognition of Achievements
Banquets and Barbeques
Christmas Party
Club assistance for expenses/entry into a
“WBT tournament of choice” for the top five anglers

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