|Caroline and Christa Hibbs gearing up for the State Championship|
|Christa took big bass and top female angler honors at the 2015 State Championship|
How long have you been kayak fishing and who introduced you to the sport?
Caroline: I have been kayak fishing for 1 year now. My daughter got me into it.
Who was your fishing mentor?
Caroline: My father was my fishing mentor. We fished every chance we had and he taught me everything I know.
When did you introduce Christa to fishing?
Caroline: I introduced Christa to fishing as soon as she was old enough to hold a fishing pole. She was 3 years old and her first fish was a catfish.
Having a mother/daughter duo show up at a tournament is pretty unique, what is the strangest question you guys have been asked?
Caroline and Christa: We were jokingly asked, "Are you really fishing in the tournament?"
What drew you to the tournament scene?
Caroline: The opportunity to fish with folks that love the great outdoors and the friendly competition.
Christa: The chance to meet others that love this sport as much as I do, to get to fish with my mom, and to spend time with my friends that were already on the tournament scene.
Competitive fishing used to be seen male dominated sport, have either of you run into that barrier at any point?
Caroline: No I haven't really ran into that barrier at all. Everyone in the RTT have been really respectful, kind , and considerate.
Christa: I haven't ran into that barrier at all. Everyone I've met out on the trails have been welcoming and supportive to compete against a female angler.
At what age did you catch your first bass?
Christa: I was 6 years old when I caught my first one.
|I'm guessing Christa's 1st bass didn't rival this giant that she caught to take big bass honors at the State Championship|
Christa: My tournament fishing goals for 2016 are to place within the top 5 of my trail and to represent Arkansas and the RTT at the Tournament of Champions.
What do you enjoy the most about kayak fishing?
Caroline and Christa: We both enjoy kayak fishing because it lets us be able to spend time together doing something that we love.
|Caroline grinding out a cold, windy RTT event|
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