It's her work as a florist that has flowered into an initiative to incorporate women into a historically male-dominated sport.
Adams took over as the vice president for the Pennsylvania B.A.S.S. Federation Nation. Before that, he served as a district chairman twice. "It's just something I like to do," said Adams.
Payne's relationship with the Federation Nation has been filled with plenty of camaraderie and sales opportunities.
An engineer by trade, Kane has been fishing his whole life and started competing in tournaments about 16 years ago. He joined the B.A.S.S. Federation Nation in 1991 and has made the Connecticut state team a couple times.
Dan Brovarney is a long time supporter of the Wisconsin Federation Nation, and he puts his money where his mouth is.
Lake Latonka, Pennsylvania BASS Federation Nation Conservation Director Jim Cardillo was a natural to spearhead an effort to improve fish habitat and fishing for everyone.
Anglers, conservationists and scientists are angered by CapeNature's tentative plans to treat four rivers with rotenone to kill bass and trout, both exotic species that were introduced to the nation more than a century ago.
Bob Malloy never made his state team or won a major tournament.
Unsafe Conditions Postpone Final Day of 2008 BASS Federation Nation Championship