Let us introduce Kristen Petersen, one of our many favorite BD Fishin’ Chicks from the past.
BD: Where do you live?
Kristen Petersen: I grew up in La Verne Ca. I currently am living in Newport Beach Ca.
BD: Are you in school?
Kristen Petersen: I am currently a senior in college at the University of La Verne where I am obtaining a degree in Communications and Public Relations. I have held previously internships with a swimwear line in Costa Mesa, and a marketing firm in Irvine.
BD: What are your other hobbies?
Kristen Petersen: I am a girl who loves adventure, anything outdoors I love. My hobbies are skiing, surfing, paddleboarding, hiking and of course fishing!
BD: Who or what got you into fishing?
Kristen Petersen: My dad (Jeff Petersen) got me into freshwater fishing (fly-fishing). My uncle (Jim Jeffers) got me into saltwater fishing. My Brother (Kurtis Petersen) has been my fishing partner for as long as I can remember!!! )
BD: How long have you been fishing?
Kristen Petersen: My dad put a rod in my hand at the age of 4.
BD: What types of fishing have you done and where?
Kristen Petersen: I have done all sorts of fishing. I have been fly-fishing in Montana, Wyoming, and the High Sierras. I went salmon and halibut fishing in Alaska. I’ve been saltwater fishing in Cabo, Hawaii, and several times around Catalina and San Clemente Islands.
BD: What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?
Kristen Petersen: Put a fishing rod in my hand and I am a happy camper; Fishing is fishing, I like it all.
BD: What are some future goals or plans pertaining to fishing?
Kristen Petersen: I would love to enter a tournament or even become a deckhand on a sportfishing boat. After obtaining my degree, I would eventually love to work for a fishing company, doing PR.
BD: What part of fishing do you like the most?
Kristen Petersen: As soon as I hook up … The fight is the best! I truly love spending time on my uncle’s boat named MAKAJA, a Mikelson 50.
BD: List some of your proudest moments in fishing?
Kristen Petersen: The day I caught my first pelagic fish was one of my favorite days on the water. We woke up at five for a day of trolling and by the afternoon we were all taking catnaps. We hooked into a dodo and I awoke to the reel spinning and the captain yelling “fish on!” Also the day the MAD HUEYS put a pic of my catch and me up on their social media! I love those crazy mates!
BD: What other “aspects of you” would you like to portray if any?
Kristen Petersen: If I’m fishing you can most likely catch me in a bikini, even though my dad said “no one will take you seriously fishing in a bikini. Not only do I like to fish, I like to fillet and cook my catch. However, poke is my favorite.