It’s not often a big fish is landed at the Life Enrichment Senior Center. Last week one of the top 12 lady professional bass fishing anglers in the Women’s Bass Fishing Association was netted by the LESC Fishing Club to share her experiences of a lifetime in the world of hunting and fishing. Retired from the Eglin Federal Credit union in 2003, Carolyn Poole began competing in bass tournaments the following year by fishing the Docie Memorial Bass Tournament in White City, FL.
Poole competed in tournaments around the country and found herself being selected by the Lady Bass Fishing Association as one of the top 12 Women’s Bass Fishing Professionals to compete in the 2014 Women’s Classic Tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. She placed 8th in the competition.
Carolyn Poole is well known in Walton County were she resided with her late husband, John Wayne Poole. She now lives on Red Bud Lake in the New Hope Community in Washington County.
Poole continues to compete in bass tournaments, and is involved in helping kids learn about fishing, and appears at numerous events teaching and promoting the outdoor world of sport fishing. At age 71, Carolyn says her life has been blessed with wonderful parents who raised 9 children to believe in themselves and treat others as they wish to be treated.
Carolyn Poole is a winner and continues to enjoy the outdoors, helping others, and competing in the world of Lady Bass Fishing professionals.
The newly founded Life Enrichment Senior Center Fishing Club in DeFuniak Springs meets at the Life Enrichment Senior Center at 312 College Ave, DeFuniak Springs. For upcoming meeting information, contact J. B. Hillard at 850-725-0512.