On this week’s episode of The Woman Angler and Adventurer, Barb Carey records an episode from a WI Women Fish event called Fish Camp, and there were 70 Women in the audience. This is the first show of this nature and it was exciting to be recording with a room full of cheering anglers. The women were gathered to attend the 12th annual Fish Camp, which is a long weekend of fishing, learning, meeting new people, and basking in an environment of support and camaraderie. This years motto was “ If she can do it, I can do it!”
Fish Camp started with 20 Women and zero boats, and has progressed to filling three resorts with 70 Women. The shoreline and docks are filled with boats, and two pontoons are rented to be sure all 70 get out to fish the 12,942 acres of the Turtle-Flambeau Flowage. The boats range from kayaks to $70,000 tournament boats and the fishing experience ranges from new angler to seasoned professional.
The experience is about more than fishing. As one member stated “A place we can all share our stories, our triumphs, our weaknesses, and disappointments, and the stories are met with understanding, kindness and love...and humor when needed! This is a badass group of women who, together, can do anything.”
Listen as Barb chats with gals that include three Mom and daughter teams, Chris and Darlynn, Sparky and Ruth, and Brittney and Dianna. We also hear from, Teresa Meade, an accomplished walleye tournament angler. We also have the former President of the Woman Anglers of MN, Julie Lane who is a new member of WI Women Fish, shares some stories and tells us why she is the newest biggest fan of WI Women Fish. Bonnie Timm, who is a member if the Women Ice Angler Project shares a little bit about that project. We meet Kim Henderson, who is a new member of WI Women Fish, and we get her first impression of fishing with a group of Women. We close out with Holly Hanson, the only Woman to attend all 12 Fish camps, and who was a vital part of the beginning of WI Women Fish.
This was a fun show to record and we hope to more recording at Women’s events.
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