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A wife's tale

Conversation with Jill Yelas, the new first lady of bass fishing

Updated: December 29, 2006, 5:21 AM ET
By Louie Stout | B.A.S.S. Times

Most first dates are dinner and a movie. Unless it's a first date with a hard-core bass fisherman. Then a girl might find herself in a bass boat talking about spinnerbaits and bass behavior, which was exactly where Jill Montgomery found herself at the age of 22, when Jay Yelas asked her out for the first time.

When they arrived at a nearby Arizona lake, Jay did exactly what most bass fishermen would do to begin a date. He put Jill inside the bass boat, backed it down the launch ramp and ...

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