BASS Shuts Down Women’s Tour

From a BASS press release:

_BASS eliminated the Women's Bassmaster Tour from the Bassmaster Tournament Trail Monday. Despite BASS' best efforts to grow the WBT, participation levels have been declining significantly since the inception of the tour in 2005. . . .
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"This was a very tough decision and one that we didn't take lightly," said Tom Ricks, BASS general manager and vice president. "We made every effort to grow the WBT -- even awarding WBT anglers a berth in the Classic -- but ultimately it didn't resonate."