My name is Andrea Beaver and I am a 37 year old wife of Kenneth Beaver and mother to two boys: Andy 19 years old and Kenny 17 years old. I was born and raised in Michigan but have lived all over. From Michigan to Missouri to Kansas to now Washington. It has been an adventure. I have had a passion for fishing my entire life. My dad and grandad would take me dip fishing for perch at Black Lake, MI at around 4 or 5 years old. As I got older the love for fishing only got more intense. I love everything about it. I am a bit of a fishing junkie. If I am not talking about it, I am thinking about it. We now fish for salmon. Bank fishing is the best. It allows me to feel at one with nature. I love being in my waders in the water hooking big kings or frisky steelhead. I LOVE fishing....what can I say!
My name is Micki, I am forever 29 yrs old, (wink) I am from Nebraska, but I live in the Kansas City Area now. I have an awesome husband of almost 14 yrs and we have one fantastic daughter in 4th grade. We do everything as a family. We like fishing, hunting and shooting firearms. I go fishing whenever I can. I like to fish from the banks of the lakes, but for my birthday this year, my family got me a little boat we are fixing up. I am still coming up with a name for the boat.
When I was younger, we lived in California for a few years. So my Dad took my sisters and me fishing a lot in the ocean. We seen whales, dolphins, sea lions and turtles while we fished. We loved it. I have also fished in Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota and all through Nebraska. I did a lot of ice fishing when I was younger, but really haven't been since my teens.
My biggest fresh water fish I have caught was a catfish. Not sure of the weight and measurements, but my mother-in-law cooked him up for Thanksgiving that year. My biggest one from the sea is a reef shark, but Jaws came out around that time and my sisters and me didn't stick around to see how big it was! We hightailed it to the other side of the boat till my Dad took care of it.
Biggest influence on the outdoors when I was young was my Dad! My biggest influence for hunting would be my husband and daughter! Favorite thing about being outside is I love the sunrise that comes with hunting, and I love the sunsets that comes with fishing. I take A LOT of pictures and I am big believer in keeping the lakes clean. I always carry extra plastic shopping bags to pick up other peoples trash!! (Major pet peeve)
Hi, my name is Heather. I'm 29 and I live with my beloved Rottweiler Kelsey. Hunting and fishing are passions of mine that I can't live without. I grew up in Northern Ct. I've been hunting as long as I can remember.
My grandfather is my hunting partner and I find myself so fortunate to be able to spend such quality time with him. My love for fishing also started at a young age. In addition to hunting, my grandfather would take me trout fishing- I remember going out fishing on opening day and always stopping by the fireman's pancake breakfast afterwards.
Fishing became a close contender to my love for hunting when I met my now ex boyfriend a little over 8 years ago. He taught me how to bass fish and I instantly fell in love with it! We started our bass fishing adventures in the "Pond Prowler ", a small plastic pontoon boat. It was decked out with rod holders, rod lockers, electronics, real boat seats and drink holders. We fished the small ponds and lakes all around Ct and had a blast! We moved to western mass and the boat was eventually upgraded to a 19 foot Nitro Bass boat and the rest was history! With a bigger boat, bigger bodies of water were options and so the fish got bigger and better too! We joined tournament trails and pretty much fished every possible waking moment! Sunshine, rain, storms, snow, night, ice etc...were on the water!
I don't think there are many lakes/rivers in Western Mass that I haven't fished. While we are no longer together as a couple, our friendship is still there because of our mutual love of fishing. Some of my fondest memories are of being on the water or in the woods. Whether it's enjoying the all the beauty nature has to offer, the anticipation from the tick tick felt on your line, or the epic battle to land the monster, I love it all.
I'm a confessed fishing tackle addict. While my collection isn't as big as some, I never walk out of Dicks Sporting Goods, Bass Pro or Cabela's without something that caught my eye. You never know, it might be something you need to catch a big old pig!Tournament fishing has taught me many different techniques and the value of variety...which just means having to buy more tackle...oh darn! My biggest bass to date was a 5 lb 5 oz largemouth, I hope to break my personal best record this coming season! I haven't fished tournaments in a few seasons, but I'm planning to join a local bass club in CT as as non boater this season- I can't wait! It'll be great to meet new people and fish new ponds and lakes.
Fishing and hunting have always been a part of my life. I was born in Arizona. My parents moved to east Texas, when I was very young. I grew up on Lake Cherokee with my 3 brothers and 1 sister. Both of my Grandpa's loved fishing but my Grandpa Floyd Cook fished as a Pro angler. I loved looking through his trophy room at all of his fishing trophies and pictures. He loved fishing and told the best stories in such a way that truly touched me.
Fishing for me became something much more. I have spent endless hours on the water learning different techniques. My favorites are jig, crankbait and finesse.
My Biggest Bass so far was 11 lbs. and measured 25" long. I was fishing a deep diving crank bait, off a main point on Lake Fork where I live.
Although I have fished forever. Tournament fishing is fairly new for me. This is my 3rd year and I love being able to fish all of the different lakes in all of the beautiful states.
I have made the women's Top females in The Nation 2 years in a row
I finished the highest point female for all 4 regions in Bass Champs 2016
I have learned something new from everyone I have fished with and made amazing friendships.
I have set my goals for 2016 and am looking forward to an amazing year.
Member of: B.A.S.S., Lady Bass Angler Association, Women's Elite Pro Bass Circuit
I appreciate each of my sponsor's for their support in my journey. "Life is a never-ending quest to catch a BIGGER fish" ~ Kimberly Holiday
Genesis 1:26 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
For Perch and Walleye:
Needs: 1 set tongs
1 large cast iron skillet
1 jug canola oil
Salt & Pepper
First and foremost.. scale, debone & rinse the fish. Set on ice or in fridge. Turn stove on and fill pan 3/4 way full of oil and heat until around 300 degrees. We pinch a lil flour and drop it in the oil and if it sizzles good .. we're ready to cook. In 1 bowl mix flour and cornmeal 1:1 (enough to cover your fillets). Put rinsed fish fillets in bowl and cover. Shake vigorously until all fillets are completely covered. Pull fillets out and put in pan to fry. Fish are done when fillets float on the top of the oil. Remove from pan and place on cooling rack or plate covered with papertowel to soak any excess oil. If you plan on cooking fish again soon let oil cool and put in sealed container in fridge. Will last 2 days. Batter is still good, dump into plastic ziplock and place in freezer. Don't forget to date the bag. ~ProStaff Stacey
It can cleanse you, brings recreation, hydrates you, or it can even kill you. One of the best parts about water is what lives within it, mainly fish. Fishing is something that comes from the water whether it is in the summer or winter. Ice fishing I find, is a sport that only die hard fishermen enjoy. Fresh fish anytime of year is satisfying and you can only get it from one source, the water. Fish need it for its very survival, without it they will not live, grow or reproduce and for the most part, I believe I am part fish.
There is something about water that renews me and makes me whole again. Whether it is sitting in it with my lawn chair at the beach, swimming and playing in it with my children, floating down the river in a tube with some great friends, or throwing rocks in it to try to skip a few from the shore.
Water can wash away all the problems of the day, the week, the month and put things in a different light giving you a completely different perspective. That is why bubble baths, hot tub and Jacuzzis are so popular and used for physical therapy in many rehabilitations and sometimes babies are born in it.
Washing my hair in lake water is a special treat to me. It leaves my hair smelling of the lake for the rest of the day, which is very soothing and pleasant. Floating aimlessly in the middle of a lake just off a raft or dock makes me feel weightless and light.When I have an extended lunch I enjoy finding a near by river or lake and having my own private picnic. Just looking over the river and watching it carry-on-by, seems to extract all of the negatives of the day and leaves me feeling relaxed and distressed.
When I am in a uncomfortable situation like the dentist, doctor, or a boring meeting I try to find a happy thought and usually it takes me back to a little quiet beach on Lake Huron or the family cabin in White Cloud that has a private lake.
Water is vital for my survival…it is my therapy…it understands me and knows me like no other. The human being is made up almost entirely of water and God put the connection of water and humans together for a reason.
Fresh, salt or brackish does not seem to matter, water is water and it will be enjoyed, appreciated and of course respected till the end of time.
“There is no Rushing a River...…When you go there you go at the pace of the water.And that pace ties you into a flow that is older than life on this planet. Acceptance of that pace, even for a day, changes us. Reminds us of other rhythms, Beyond the sound of our own heartbeat.” By Jeff Rennicke