BD would like to introduce Krysten Potega, our next BD Fishing Chick.
BD:Where do you live?
Krysten Potega:I live in central Wisconsin near Stevens Point.
BD:What is your occupation?
Krysten Potega:I recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biogeoscience with minors in adventure education, geology, and earth materials. As of right now I’m looking into going for my master’s degree or a job in the outdoors.
BD:What are your other hobbies?
Krysten Potega:My other hobbies include horseback riding, hunting, bowfishing, hiking, shed hunting, or any other activities outdoors.
BD:Who or what got you into fishing?
Krysten Potega:My family started taking my fishing when I was a kid and I’ve had a passion for it ever since.
BD:How long have you been fishing?
Krysten Potega:I’ve been fishing for roughly 25 years.
BD:What types of fishing have you done and where?
Krysten Potega:The majority of my fishing excursions have been in Illinois and Wisconsin however, I have done some saltwater fishing in Florida. I do a lot of ice fishing, topwater fishing, fly fishing, and am always open to trying new techniques.
BD:What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?
Krysten Potega:I can’t say that I can pick a favorite because I really enjoy all types of fishing equally.
BD:What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Krysten Potega: My future fishing goals would be to always enjoy it. I’d love to be able to fish is many more states and try for new species in both fresh and salt water.
BD:What are some of your proudest moments in fishing?
Krysten Potega:Some of my proudest moments include catching a 40+ inch muskie on a tip up, placing in quite a few ice fishing tournament, catching a 31-inch bowfin/dogfish which is big for the state of Wisconsin, and catching a 12-inch tiger trout which is quite rare.
BD:What part of fishing do you like the most?
Krysten Potega:The tranquility and peace that comes with fishing, not to mention the challenge.
Many thanks to Krysten for sharing her story with us and good luck in your future fishing adventures.
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