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“This lake is going to be incredible in two or three years,” said WBT Pro Debra Hengst.

January 2009

Falcon: It's Only Getting Better

“This lake is going to be incredible in two or three years,” said WBT Pro Debra Hengst. Was she talking about Pickwick? Neely Henry? Some stock tank in south-central Texas that was recently loaded up with freak show Florida-strain bass left to feed on cattle that come down to the bank for a drink?


Debra's contribution as
written by "Ron Henry Strait" - Express News Sports Writer

November 2008

Old Lakes Like New Again

DEL RIO — There are two new lakes on the U.S.Mexico border, both of which have familiar names and have been around for decades.What has created new lakes from familiar old trophy-bass haunts on the Rio Grande is water, lots of water.


Debra's contribution as written by "Ron Maloney - The Gazette-Enterprise "

April 2008

KID FISH event offers tips and fun for family
SEGUIN — A few years back, Jeep Kiel had breakfast with another fishing fan after fishing Lake Amistad over near Del Rio. Kiel didn’t say Saturday who’d had the best luck or caught the biggest fish, but if it wasn’t him — at least that time — it would be understandable. Because the other fisherman wasn’t just any fishing fan — she’s fishing pro Debra Hengst, who competes on the national Women’s Bassmasters Tour.


Debra's contribution as written by "Pete Robbins"

April 2008

No Place Like Home for Hengst
WBT pro Debra Hengst is never at a loss for words, especially when it comes to her favorite topic – Falcon Lake. She's been singing the praises of the big pond on the Texas/Mexico border for twenty years, through low water and high water, but no one outside of Texas seemed to care. Now the word is out….big time.

Debra's contribution as written by "Ron Henry Strait" - Express News Sports Writer

February 2008

Hauling Bass
This weekend's Bassmaster Classic championship tournament at Lake Hartwell near Greenville, S.C., marks the end of last tournament season and/or the beginning of this year's BASS series of fishing competitions.

Debra's contribution as written by "Pete Robbins "

February 2008

Choke Canyon Predictions
When 64 PAA pros descend on Choke Canyon Reservoir later this week for the season-opening tournament, many of them will have their minds on Lake Fork. After all, while there’s the opportunity to earn a good check in this event, the ultimate prize is a berth in the upcoming PAA Toyota Texas Bass Classic at Fork.

Debra's contribution as written by "Ron Henry Strait" - Express News Sports Writer

January 2008

Time to put a spin on winter bass fishin
January and February are wind-down months for hunters, but they are warm up time for anglers. On South Texas lakes, the bass fishing warms up quickly in January, even though the air retains its chill.


Debra's contribution as written by "Pete Robbins "

November 2007

Reports Make the Grade With Sponsors
Once you’ve grabbed the brass ring of sponsorship, the fun has just begun. Now you have to prove to your sponsor that you’re worthy of their continued support. One critical link in that endeavor is consistently and comprehensively reporting what you’ve achieved on their behalf.

Click here to listen to Debra's interview

Posted on BassFan.com November 2007

WBT Pro Debra Hengst talks about 2007, WBT Angler of the Year, and the first woman in the classic.

Skeeter/Strike King Press Release

October 2007

Strike King Pros Receive "Royal" Treatment With Addition of Sports Medicine Team
Huntsville Hospital & The Orthopaedic Center provide unique service and medical edge to team.

Debra's contribution as written by "Ed Harp staff writer for ESPN "

October 2007

Modify Your Popper
Fall brings clear water, shallow fish and great topwater bassin'. In some parts of the country, this bite will last well past Thanksgiving. Taking advantage of the opportunity often requires creativity, however.

Debra's contribution as written by "Matt Williams" outdoors writer for the Daily Sentinel

October 2007

Lady Bass Anglers Weigh In on Classic Announcement
BASS recently took the next step towards nurturing its Women's Bassmaster Trail into something special. In mid-October, the Florida-based tournament giant announced a new format that will reserve one of 51 slots at the 2009 Bassmaster Classic for the 2008 WBT Angler of the Year.

Debra's contribution as written by "Ed Snyder/Ed Snyder Outdoors
"DATSIMA - Reflections
of Excellence "

Posted on Fishingworld.com
January 2007

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Slowly throttling past the high walled dam to view the grandeur of the double eagles of the Puente International border crossing for Estados Unidos, Mexicanos and The United States of America, one among us noticed the reverse lettering spelling out DATSIMA, which became a mirrored image of the aquatic treasure we had just spent four wonderful days fishing on, a perfect finale for experiences gathered from "The Big Friendly".

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to Debra's interview

Posted on Bassfan.com
November 2006

Debra Hengst, Strike King and WBT pro gives radio interview with BassFan.com as she talks about the first year with the WBT and her sponsorship involvement.

Debra's contribution as written by "Ed Snyder/Ed Snyder Outdoors
"A Boat Named Boo"

Posted on Fishingworld.com
November 2006

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"Well, what do you think I should name her, Debra solicited, while standing there in the crisp air of a new day gazing at the sleek ’07 model of her new Skeeter bass boat. Pal maybe,.. How about Buddy or Vixen, or why not Boo? Boo immediately generated flash-back recall of an "Oldy-Goldy" pop tune about a minstrel touring the country with a dog named "BOO". So be it......... Welcome Boo!