Former BASS Tour and FLW Tour pro Kyle Mabrey, was killed late Sunday night, Feb. 19, 2017 in an automobile accident in Alabama. There are not a lot of details released yet, but at some point in the evening, Mabrey's vehicle went off the road while he was en route to his parents' home near Lay Lake after a day of fishing on Logan Martin.
Mabrey fished the FLW Tour from 2008-2012. He then took a few years off to get his Yellow Hammer Lures business up and running. He returned last year to the FLW Tour and fished all six events. Prior to that he fished the BASS Opens and BASS Tour from 2001 to 2005.
Mabrey worked as a respiratory therapist at the Children's Hospital in Birmingham. He was always upbeat and great to work with, and we will miss talking fishing with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Beth and his two young children as well as his many friends and acquaintances in our fishing community.