West Marine has partnered with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing program to host in-person and streaming demo events taught by female angler pros around the country.
The inaugural Women Making Waves series will take place at 6 p.m. each Wednesday in April. The events are free and open to all, although RSVPs are encouraged because in-store space is limited. The events will be held at select West Marine stores and streamed to the company’s social media channels. Register here.
Here is the schedule:
- April 6: Nicole Jacobs in Minnetonka, Minn. Jacobs is a professional angler from St. Paul, Minn. who empowers others to follow their passions through faith and fishing. She’s an avid bass angler and has competed in tournaments across the country since 2013.
- April 13: Annie Nagel in Sausalito, Calif. Nagel, a Sonoma County native, is a professional kayak angler who takes her fishing skills up the coast from Monterey Bay to Humboldt in Northern California. Although she’s happy to catch any edible saltwater fish, her favorite targets are king salmon, rockfish and lingcod.
- April 20: Tiffany Risch (aka Snookie) in Virginia Beach, Va. Born and raised in Virginia, Risch (known to many as @SnookieFishing) dedicates her life to fishing. She’s worked as a deckhand alongside some of the best anglers in the business, honing her knowledge of the sport in freshwater and saltwater fishing.
- April 27: The Gale Force Twins in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. During their time at University of Miami, Amanda and Emily Gale spent every summer break and long weekend on a busy fishing charter boat in Key West. It was there that they honed their fishing skills and earned their U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Captains licenses. Today, the duo runs Gale Force Twins, LLC where they build fishing communities and provide resources for saltwater fishing and boating.
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