TULSA, Okla. – Major League Fishing Executive Vice President Kathy Fennel issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Nina Wood:
Nina Wood was a remarkable woman, a trailblazer and integral part of our sport. She helped launch and nurture the careers of many professional anglers and revolutionized the bass boat market alongside Forrest. Bass fishing would not be the sport it is today without Nina’s steady hand and quiet resolve.
Nina never wanted the spotlight. She was content to stand behind Forrest and support him, but he never allowed that. She was always beside him. They were an amazing team.
I know that she has missed Forrest every day since he passed. It brings me peace knowing that they are together again. Major League Fishing extends our deepest condolences to Nina’s family and friends around the world. We lost a truly great woman.