We are excited to kick off the New Year by introducing Lauren Cheshier, our first Fishing Chick of 2018.
BD:Where do you live?
Lauren Cheshier:I live in Pompano Beach, Florida
BD:What is you occupation?
Lauren Cheshier:I work at an animal hospital 4 days a week. The rest of the time I fish with my husband, either commercial fishing or doing charters with Hook Me Up Charters.
BD:What are your other hobbies?
Lauren Cheshier:I also enjoy free-diving, snorkeling, growing things in my garden (Growing pineapples is my favorite) , spending time with my dog and husband, traveling to other countries, and pretty much anything outside!
BD:Who or what got you into fishing?
Lauren Cheshier:Growing up in South Florida makes it easy to start fishing at a young age. I grew up on the water and caught my first fish off my dock at 4 years old. I got to catch my first sailfish when I was 16, and was really hooked on fishing after that!
BD:How long have you been fishing?
Lauren Cheshier:I have been fishing my whole life, but competitively for the last 11 years
BD:What types of fishing have you done and where?
Lauren Cheshier:I have done all kinds of fishing. When home here in Florida, I enjoy deep dropping for swordfish and fishing on the reef for tuna, sailfish, mahi, wahoo and tons of other fish you can catch here. I have traveled all over the Bahamas for marlin fishing, high-speed wahoo fishing, livebait yellowfin tuna fishing, bonefishing on the flats, spearfishing, and much more. I have also traveled to Australia where I caught my first Pacific blue marlin. Another favorite spot was Oahu, Hawaii, where I got to catch big yellowfin tuna, wahoo, and mahi–mahi.
BD:What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?
Lauren Cheshier:I really like daytime swordfishing and tuna fishing the most!
BD:What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Lauren Cheshier:I want to travel to many more places and go fishing! Panama, Kona, The Azores, and Nova Scotia are a few places at the top of the list! Need to get a bluefin tuna next!
BD:What part of fishing do you like the most?
Lauren Cheshier:Catching haha! I also just enjoy being on the boat with friends having a good time, doing what we love!
BD:What are some of your proudest moments in fishing?
- Catching a 75 lb wahoo on a 10000 Spheros on mono
- Catching a 500 +pound blue marlin in Australia
- Top Overall Angler 2014 Pompano Beach Rodeo
- Top Angler 2011 Ladies Fish Off
Our thanks to Lauren for sharing her story with us here on BD. You can find her on her Facebook for more fishing adventures.