WR 121 M. Vargas
June 1, 2010
Professional Bass Fishermen
Why would you throw back a five pound fish when it took four hours to catch it? This is a question I ask myself every time I see professional bass fishermen throw their fish back inside the water. Most of the times they keep them for the whole day, but at the end of the day, they release them back into the water. Have you ever wonder what it takes to be a professional bass fisherman? Or why are they even called fisherman? Today we will find out what it takes to be a top angler. Can a woman be a bass fisherman? We know that we can’t call a woman a man. So we are going to call these groups of people anglers. Anglers are people that walk among us and work among us, and we don’t even know it.
The main thing that all professional bass anglers have in common is that they all love being able to fish for a living. We see that fishing for a living has its pros and cons. The bass anglers love to fish for a living because most of them grew up wanting to get paid to do the thing they love the most, BASS FISHING. Why wouldn’t we want to get paid for something we love doing? It’s just like a professional football player. They get paid for PLAYING a game that other people know how to play. The difference between professional bass anglers and regular anglers is that it is a job for the professional bass anglers, and it is just for fun to regular anglers.
Most of the professional bass anglers are older men and women. The average age of an angler is about 35 to 40 years of age. If we start fishing professionally in our late twenties, we are considered a young gun. Most of the anglers are men. The average male to female ratio is five to one. So it’s very difficult for a woman to make as much money as a man does in that line of work. The main race of the bass anglers is white men and women. We are seeing an increasing number of Hispanics fishing and more African-Americans...