Discussion Topic: On First Female Classic Contender
From the _Los Angeles Times: _ _Kim Bain-Moore is making history as the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster...
From the _Los Angeles Times:
_Kim Bain-Moore is making history as the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Classic, but many of the 50 male anglers she is fishing against aren’t happy about it. . . .
_The Classic, today through Sunday on the Red River, has the top 37 anglers from the Bassmaster Elite Series, an 11-tournament circuit, plus qualifiers from other events.
Bain-Moore . . . qualified as the 2008 angler of the year from the five-tournament Women’s Bassmaster Tour. . . .
_”Kim is a really good angler and she’s also a good ambassador for the sport,” said pro Bernie Schultz of Gainesville, Fla. “But the simple fact remains that she did not qualify like the rest of the competitors. She didn’t compete against the guys who earned the right to be here. She competed with a completely different league of anglers.”
What do you think? Should Bain-Moore be competing in the Classic. Will you be watching?