A few years ago I interviewed a female angler who seemed fairly legit. She wasn’t yet competitive at the Costa or Opens level, but she wasn’t far off. She had her own boat, a few local sponsors, and seemed to be doing things “the right way.”
FLW canceled the second day of their season-opening Costa event on Lake Okeechobee when one of the angler pairs did not return safely to the Day One check-in. I’m not there, and I don’t know all of the pertinent facts, except that at the time of this writing (9am eastern on Friday morning) the boater has been found and the non-boater has not.