Lauren Cheshier – BD Fishing Chick

We are excited to kick off the New Year by introducing Lauren Cheshier, our first Fishing Chick of 2018.

Lauren Cheshier

BD:Where do you live?

Lauren Cheshier:I live in Pompano Beach, Florida

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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.

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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!

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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!

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BD:How long have you been fishing?

Lauren Cheshier:I have been fishing my whole life, but competitively for the last 11 years

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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.

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BD:What is your favorite kind of fishing so far?

Lauren Cheshier:I really like daytime swordfishing and tuna fishing the most!

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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!

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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!

Lauren Cheshier

BD:What are some of your proudest moments in fishing?

Lauren Cheshier:

  • 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

Lauren CheshierOur thanks to Lauren for sharing her story with us here on BD.  You can find her on her Facebook for more fishing adventures.