Stephanie Hutcheson started fishing at a young age with her grandpa. She had a little bit of both worlds fishing with him. They fished saltwater, a lot, while camping in Titusville fishing for Reds and Snook! Though, he lived 2 minutes from St. Johns River, so they fished for Largemouth Bass and bluegill all the time! This is absolutely one of those roots that grows in your soul that just never died for her. In fact, it got stronger as the years went on.
As she became a teenager, she kept fishing, but stuck to saltwater a little more. It wasn’t until 2015 that she got back into bass fishing, and at that time, she got to travel the United States and get a firsthand glimpse of just what the professional side of fishing was all about. It was then, she realized that she wanted to pursue a professional career in tournament Bass fishing, so she made it a point to learn as much as she could, and in 2018 she made the leap of faith and signed up for her first professional level bass tournament, and fared well as a Co-Angler, making top 10s in her first year’s tournaments, so she jumped on board for the 2019 season as a Co-Angler for the MLF Phoenix Series and then Toyota Series. She ended up winning Co-Angler of The Year (AOY) the first female in her division and ended up qualifying for the BFL Regional Championship and the Toyota Series Championship! What an accomplishment in just one year of tournament fishing.