Outdoor Women: Lee Rose Koza

In February of 2019, Lee Rose Koza walked onstage at the Georgia B.A.S.S. Nation High School tournament on Lake Seminole alongside her younger brother, Carter. Seconds later, the two were crowned winners of the event — first out of 123 teams.

They’d won the event by fishing ditches, points and grass lines in tough winter conditions. With nearly 19 pounds in the bag, the Koza siblings were able to notch their second major tournament win on Seminole in a little over a week, after taking home the crown at a FLW High School Open on the Florida waterway eight days earlier. The back-to-back tournament wins on high level circuits were a unique achievement in the fishing industry, and word of the Koza’s hot streak spread quickly around the fishing world.