CO C - O A - N s A p G N o L t G li E g L R h E t R
Rachel M. Uribe
Rachel M. Uribe’s got her start on the water as a youngster, as far back as she can remember, with family fishing trips. “Sometime in my 20’s, I began competitive fishing as a team partner with my dad (Joe Uribe Sr.) and my brother (Joe Uribe Jr.),” she recalled.
Although Diamond Valley Lake (DVL) was her original home water. “Right now, my home water is wherever the tournament trail is,” she added.
Uribe primarily fishes the FLW Western Division circuit and picks up other events as time allows. Two of the past three years that she completed the FLW Series, she has ranked in the top-15 on the co side. She is currently ranked 13th for the 2018 season.
“I just traveled with my dad to Clear Lake to compete in annual California Open,” she said. “Clear Lake is one of my favorite places to fish.”
Uribe describes a dropshot as her go-to technique. Her preferred bait for the presentation is a six-inch Roboworm in Margarita Mutilator.
“It is a guaranteed bait for tough fishing situations or when I need a couple more for a limit,” Uribe explained. “I also really enjoy throwing big swimbaits – my dad taught me and topwater fishing; but the dropshot is the best technique when competing from the back of the boat, especially when the fish are really pressured.
The ability to adapt is
her primary objective, when
competing as a co-angler. Other
ways she attempts to get an edge
is altering her presentation from
“If my pro is flippin’ the
inside of tules, I will dropshot the
outside of the tule or my pro is working the front of docks, I will be more aggressive and fish through past that to the back. As co-anglers, we don’t like to get snagged or stuck; because we don’t have control of the boat and that means we cannot go back and get our lures out. But, I will still take those risks, be more aggressive and fish those back areas or different areas that the pros aren’t fishing.”
PACKING FOR THE BACK
Although space is limited for co’s, Uribe finds that she takes “a little bit of everything”.