Anyone who ice fishes has heard of Dave Genz. Dave is called the godfather of ice fishing and has revolutionized the sport. Many people don’t realize that behind the scenes was his wife Patsy and daughters, Missy and Kathy. From actually sewing the shacks, to wrapping hooks with lead and packaging maggots to be shipped around the country those three women were and are an important part of this legacy. Missy and Kathy said they didn’t grow up fishing, they grew up catching! Listen in as we talk to the three of them around their kitchen table, and find out the rest of the story.
This week's episode features Women Ice Angler Project team member K.J. Houtman. A sportfishing industry veteran and outdoor writer, she authored a six-book series for kids, “Fish On Kids Books” to introduce middle school-age readers to the fun adventures around fishing, camping and hunting with main-character and avid angler Gus Roberts.
We are excited to introduce our "Women On Ice" series. We will be bringing you episodes featuring the media team of the Woman Ice Angler Project. Each week we will feature a member of the team. Get to know them and their story of how they became involved in Ice Fishing and this project that promotes all Women Ice Anglers.
There seems to have been an explosion in the world of Women who enjoy spending time walking on water. The many resources that are now available for female anglers have never been greater. Fishing clubs, gear improvements and increased exposure in the media have all helped fuel this firestorm.