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Chris Houston

In the late 70's, she dominated the "Bass'n Gal" circuit" for many years, winning the "Bass'n Gal" "angler of the year" title seven times. she placed in the money 19 straight times, over a period of five years, and fished every regular season "Bass'n Gal" tournament for 20 years, as well as qualifying for every classic, which she won three times.
In 1987, Chris Houston was named to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.  In 2005 she was inducted as the first woman to be voted into the Bass Fishing Hall Chris began fishing as a small child on the banks of the Illinois river, in northeastern Oklahoma. In 1961, she met a high school senior, by the name of Jimmy Houston and this chance encounter would forever change her life.
In the early '60s, when tournament bass fishing was in it's formative years, her husband became involved with some local & state tournaments, and after just a few events, came home convinced that his wife could fish as well as anyone he had encountered at these tournaments. He talked her into fishing the next Oklahoma State Championship, where she finished third, on lake Tenkiller.
In 1968, this couple both fished "the World Series of Sport Fishing" tournament, on Lake Texoma, where she won the Women's division, while her husband won the Men's division and they collectively won the Mr. & Mrs. division.
In 1977, Chris helped form the first ever all women's bass club, "the Tulsa Bass Belles".


Chris won the "Miss Bass Belle" award many times,  In the early 70's,Project Sports, Inc. (PSI) held national bass tournaments throughout the South and invited women to fish. This lady angling pioneer, along with 5 or 6 other ladies, competed in PSI tournaments for several years.
of Fame. She has also fished in every "Legends of Fishing" tournament that has been held by Bass Pro Shops.
Chris retired from professional fishing when "Bass'n Gal" discontinued their circuit but has continued to stay active in fishing.
She and her husband have been married over 44 years and have two children and five grandchildren.  They reside on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma and stay busy with the Jimmy Houston Outdoors Television show and related businesses.

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