BD: Where do you live?
Carolyn Jordan: Sandpoint, Idaho
BD: What is you occupation?
Carolyn Jordan: Occupation? Is there time for one of those in between hunting season, and prime fishing? Ok, I do my best not to call in sick to road construction flagging during the off months as well as working hard as a single Mom to my 5 year old.
BD: What are your other hobbies?
Carolyn Jordan: I enjoy canning, gardening, hunting, wake surfing, and learning new things.
BD: Who or what got you into fishing?
Carolyn Jordan: My Dad is an avid fisherman. I remember the photos of me lying on a riverbank before I could walk watching my parents fish. I’m certain that moments after my first steps, we were headed somewhere to drop a line. Later I kissed all the fish we caught, its possible I had the princess and the frog story a little mixed up. In my teenage years I attempted offshore fishing but got very seasick. Now that I’ve discovered the patch works for me, offshore is all I want to do.
BD: What types of fishing have you done and where?
Carolyn Jordan: I’ve fished rivers, and lakes all over the northern panhandle in Idaho and Montana. I’ve also been lucky enough to fly down to San Diego and fish California waters as well as Mexico.
BD: What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?
Carolyn Jordan: Offshore is my favorite. In a world of technology, it’s nice to get away for a mulitple day trip. I really enjoy fishing with your friends, meeting new people and getting away from stress while out on the water. The fish are also much larger and fighting them is such a rush.
BD: What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Carolyn Jordan: I’d like to take my son and show him what it’s like on the ocean. I would also love to take my “perfect hair and makeup” girlfriends. Life isn’t fun with out a little blood and adventure.
BD: What is on your fishing “bucket list”?
Carolyn Jordan: I would love to go to Puerto Vallarta and catch some huge fish along with a roosterfish.
BD: What aspect of fishing do you like the most?
Carolyn Jordan: I love the overall experience. Meeting new people, learning new techniques, being on the water, and the satisfaction of putting your own food on the table.
BD: What would be your proudest moment?
Carolyn Jordan: My proudest fishing moment is probably catching my first dorado. What can I say, I’m a sucker for bright pretty colors and they taste excellent.
BD: What other “aspects of you” would you like to portray?
Carolyn Jordan: Hunting, it is how we survive up here in the north. Turkey assures lunchmeat for the kid, and all other animals harvested ensure we will eat fresh food all winter long. I appreciate knowing where my meat comes from, who processed it and the knowledge that it had a full life outside of a cage without hormone injections.
Our thanks to Carolyn for spending time with us at BD.