Raised on the water and the daughter of a retired veteran, Mel has been hooked on fishing since her dad gave her, her first rod and reel. She has traveled across the country and fished both salt and freshwater, now making her home on the banks of Bull Shoals and Taneycomo lakes with Table Rock right around the corner. When not in the studio creating, you will find her on the water competing in both boat and kayak tournaments, or helping others enjoy the sport she loves so well.
Through her fishing journies, Mel has had the opportunity to represent Trapper Tackle at ICAST 2016, qualify and compete in the 2017 KBF National Championship, serve on two different bass club board of directors and become the custom artist for “Heroes On The Water National” creating their one of a kind Heroes on the Water Christmas ornaments both in 2017 and 2018.
Mel now serves as the Tournament Director and Board Secretary to one of Missouri’s largest kayak bass fishing clubs “Kayak Anglers of Missouri” which she helped found in 2018. She is also one of the original three founders of the Worldwide Women’s Fishing Federation, helping to empower women, to become confident and grow in the sport of competitive kayak fishing and has once again qualified and will be competing in the 2020 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship on Lake Guntersville.
Having been a mixed media artist for over 30 years, and having a passion for fishing it is easy to see that art and fishing consume her soul and because of that, creating baits that will catch fish comes naturally for her.
SheAngler Customs is a small family-owned company of veterans and anglers who know fishing. Each bait is handcrafted and painted right here in the U.S.A. with high-quality paints, sealers, and carefully inspected before sending out. No mass production here and we do not sell anything we would not use ourselves in the tournaments we fish!
We all know what it feels like when that fish totally hammers that special bait. We here at SheAngler Customs want you to experience that feeling as well! So, come on in, check out our site and pick up a few baits. We have No doubt you will love our products!
Don’t forget to check out our trophy page while you are here! You will find some Great anglers with their awesome catches using a SheAngler Custom Bait!