Congratulations to Mallory Hendrix! She is our Baitshop Life Beauty of the Month for August 2020. You can find this awesome female angler on Instagram @mallory_hendrix, and we post her all the time on @baitshoplife and @baitshopcatch. Mallory has some incredible snapper and bass catches as well as many others on her page, so be sure to check her out! Here is some more info on Mallory!
Tell us a little about yourself!
Hey y’all, my name is Mallory, but my friends and family call me Mal! I am a certified registered dental hygienist. I love my career so much! Not only because I am helping people restore their oral health, but my schedule is amazing and it allows me enough time to get out on the water and do what I love to do: fish!
When did you start fishing? And who got you into the sport?
I started fishing roughly 2 years ago, thanks to my wonderful husband, Royal. The first fish that got me hooked was a slot red! I will never forget that fight, and those beautiful spots he had. I go back to that day quite frequently!
What is your favorite fish to catch?
I would have to say that wahoo is the first fish that comes to mind when I think about my favorite one to catch. Although, I enjoy fishing for just about anything!
What is the most difficult fish to fight?
I would say so far my most difficult fish to fight has been a yellowfin tuna! They are so strong!
Do you have a favorite lure or bait?
My newest lure obsession would hands down be the GZ Niiyama lure. They look intensely realistic and they always get the job done, especially when fishing for the hoos
Do you have a favorite place or spot to fish?
My favorite place to fish so far, is Chub Cay, Bahamas. It is definitely the most versatile area I have ever been able to fish! From flats fishing for bonefish in crystal waters, (dodging the sharks) to offshore for wahoo. So many great memories! It’s also where I caught my first wahoo!
What are some of your other favorite hobbies?
Some other hobbies that I have are making jewelry out of sea shells and sea glass. It’s always fun to find a couple of pretty pieces from my travels and be reminded of those great times.