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PRO STAFF | Ben Riley, Angler Profile

HOMETOWN

Bixby, OK

OCCUPATION

Commercial Operations- Oneok Hydrocarbon, Pinot’s Palette NE Oklahoma owner

ABOUT ME

Ben Riley started fishing like anyone else, with his family, at a pond, with a bobber and minnows. From there, his love for the outdoors has grown. Bass tournaments were something he was introduced to while in college and grew his love and appreciation for being on the water. As a former college athlete and MLB draftee, fishing allows him to fulfill his competitive need.

Tournaments

Tulsa Southside Hookers Bass Club, Local Jackpots and Charity Tournaments in the Tulsa area

FAVORITE LOCAL LAKES

Tenkiller and Grand

SPONSORS

Pink Fishing, Denali Rods, Zeko Shoes, Skinny Bear Bass Jigs

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

SE Texas Top 40 BASS Nation finish 2009, 1 Katy Bassmaster win, 3 top 10 finishes, TSH 5th place club Classic in 2014, Big Bass Arkansas River 2014, 3rd place Tenkiller 2016 with 18.65 lbs, 9th place Jim Coulson Memorial Tournament 2015

STATEMENT

Representing Pink Fishing has been a full circle moment. He was part of the Team Pink Fishing community before he and his wife, Lisa, had a life changing diagnosis of breast cancer. He believes in representing those that support a good cause while doing something he loves, fishing. Following his wife’s diagnosis and treatment, the meaning of Pink Fishing and their drive to support breast cancer research became closer to his heart. It doesn’t matter if he is weighing the winning limit or catching crappie on a warm spring day, any day of fishing is better than other days. Raising awareness for those that have gone through the journey of breast cancer makes the days it’s tough fishing, much more acceptable as a day in the water cannot be replaced. Ben takes pride wearing pink as much as he takes doing well in tournaments. Thank you Pink Fishing for allowing him to be a part of the team. Follow Ben in Twitter
(@BenRileyFishing) and Instagram (@benrileyfishing). Be yourself, and always remember to keep your chin up, someone always has it worse than you.

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