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Women Who Love To Go Fishing

Updated on April 21, 2011

Fishing Chicks

There is a sort of unspoken assumption that only real men like to fish. That is so far fetched, or should I say OLD FASHIONED? I am here to tell you that a great number of women, young and old and everyone in the middle, just LOVE the sport of fishing. I am in my 50's and I have been chasing "the big one" for a good 40 years. It all started with the bullheads my older brother caught. I wanted to do that too.

I have girlfriends who go with me to fish on a regular basis and we catch and clean our MESS. We drive our own boats, not the one that belongs to the hubby, or our Father's. We have boats and we use them to fish from.

We like to go fishing at Lake Michigan because of the abundance of fish and hot spots. We harbor the boat in East Chicago, Indiana and try to make our way for a weekend or a day or just a few hours as often as possible during warm weather. We fish in the cold there too, and I am here to tell you it can get pretty cold on the lake.

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Female Fishing Frenzies

Fishing With My Girlfriends

We like to go fishing! We go every chance we get. It does not matter if we fish from the bank for big Blue Gills or take the boat out on Lake Michigan. Fishing is a great recreation for women of all ages. I tried to include a series of photos here to express the serious interest of getting our lines in the water.

I have been fishing with all kinds of women and we have a blast when we get outside and wet the lines. We do not always catch fish but we do always have a wonderful time trying. We keep a lot of the fish. We cook them up for special parties or just make a meal for the taking. No matter what, we love to fish and we are the very proof that fishing is not just for men. In fact there are many guys who love to tag along because they too enjoy catching fish and what a blast they have when they go with us. We are knowledgeable but always still learning and we are always open to try a new lure or a new bait. We take pride in our search for the big one but we enjoy it all.

A half day out on Lake Michigan trolling is so much fun and you never know what you will catch. Then again you might not catch a thing. Sure fact is it will be a joy just to get out of the house and spend some time with good friends. We laugh till we cry and we work at the sport all the way. We love to fish and we love to share the catch with our families and friends.

Blue Gills are fun on a hot afternoon and they will keep you busy when they are biting hard. You can bait the hook a hundred times in an hour when these little monsters are on a feeding frenzy.

Salmon and Trout will wear your arms out if you snag a good one and have to reel them in from 100 yards out. You really feel good when you have that fish in the net and it is laying on the floor of your boat. "Fish On" is what we scream when the line is triggered and the fight begins. Women love it as much as the men and there is no denying them.

Ice Fishing is also a blast for the middle of winter and a game, group of girls. Give them a little hole in the ice and watch them work. Women can yank a fish up through the ice just as quick as the next man and cleaning them up is not a problem. Perch Too....

We took a couple out last summer when the Yellow Perch were storming our baits. This turned out to be a great day on Lake Michigan and the one man was no match for any of the three women. We wiped up on those Perch like bees on honey. To make the guy feel a little better about catching the fewest and the smallest fish we treated him to a pizza after all the fish cleaning was over. The proof is in the photos provided here. Women Love Fishing as much as men do.


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    • catwhitehead profile image


      8 years ago

      I've been fishing since I was 5. My husband started fishing when we were dating and he found out I liked to fish. My friend Jaina and I went on a charter type trip with our husbands, and decided we preferred fishing on small lakes holding the pole in our hands and feeling the bite.

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      Salmon Fishing BC 

      8 years ago from Sunshine Coast BC

      Great Hub C! We are a special breed for sure... ever been sturgeon fishing? Now that's a trip! If you are ever in BC, Canada we should we should hook up (no pun intended) Off to check out some more of your hubs.

      Fish On


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      8 years ago from Manchester UK

      Well done to you, it was a great read. Happy Fishing


    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      Well thank you Larrybass.

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      9 years ago

      This is one fine Hubpage you've created here, C.S.! So nice to hear about fishing from a lady's point of view. You Rock!

      Tight lines,


    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      fishing is good. Thanks, I just cleaned a mess of yellow perch

    • flread45 profile image


      9 years ago from Montana

      Hello fisherwoman,and good fishin

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from NW Indiana


      Link on. Thanks for reading and happy to serve you up some fun.

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      Jen's Solitude 

      9 years ago from Delaware

      Great Great hub, I've never fished like you have, but it was sure fun reading about your adventures. I'm going to link your hub to mine! :D Take care

    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from NW Indiana

      k@ri, Lake Michigan is a dangerous lady. She is awesome and exciting and one of my best friends! Fabulous is perfect.

      Tom, you need to grab a pole and find a fishing hole! Enjoy! Thanks for commenting.

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      Tom rubenoff 

      9 years ago from United States

      I miss fishing a lot. It was very nice to read of your fishing adventures.

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      Kari Poulsen 

      9 years ago from Ohio

      I love fishing also. It can be relaxing at times, exciting at times, but always enjoyable! I've never been out on a lake as big as Lake Michigan, that must be fabulous.

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      10 years ago

      nice hub and great information. could give more information on this topic. i enjoy reading it a lot


    • C.S.Alexis profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from NW Indiana Check out other Women who love to fish

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      Terri Mackinnon 

      10 years ago from Toronto

      I LOVE IT>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>




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