Barbara “Bobby” Wells is well known for her involvement in the tournament and the fishing community, and has attended every TIFT since the first annual. Ask her during any time of the year and Wells will confidently say, “TIFT is one of my favorite things to do.”
At first, it was all about entertaining her sons, who were two years old when Wells first registered them to fish TIFT in 1951 (we think). That year was a big year for the boys, but also for Wells’ husband, who won Grand Champion that same year. It wasn’t long before Wells would go on to win her own TIFT trophies.
The 80th Texas International Fishing Tournament is July 31 - Aug 4, 2019, on South Padre Island and Port Isabel, Texas.