Meet Heather Marenda, a mom of three rambunctious boys and an avid angler for muskies. She is from Milwaukee. In this week’s installment of women who love the outdoors, Heather unveils a new club for women musky anglers in her region. Check out the Musky Girls Facebook page here.
My day job – or what pays the bills and allows me enjoy my outdoors – is as a Corporate Safety Supervisor for a transportation and industrial cleaning company in the Midwest. I’m also a mom to three boys who keep me on my toes all the time. Because I just didn’t have enough to do, I decided to go back and get my college degree and expect to graduate at the beginning of 2011.
So, what’s a woman to do? Start a group with other women to promote musky fishing! Musky Girls was founded last year in an effort to promote the sport of musky fishing to women. If you didn’t grow up with a parent, sibling, or other family member who fished, let alone fished for muskies, where would you turn?
Or you did grow up with that, and don’t have your own boat or a significant other who fishes. Well, we’ve all been there at some point. Musky Girls is not a guide service; it’s a group of women who enjoy the hunt and want to promote the sport! We fish with guides, and offer clinics. The next event is the Fish, FIre, & Ice – Ice Fishing Clinic February 26-27, 2010, on Pewaukee Lake. Wolf Pack Adventures will educate and guide Musky Girls on ice fishing. Contact Heather at Musky Girls at 262-227-4858 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My outdoors is usually on soft water. This is my first winter ice fishing. If I’m not on the water, I’m in my snowshoes or just walking the woods. If I can’t get to a boat or near a lake, I’m on my motorcycle. Suffice to say, that as long as I’m outside I’m enjoying it – whether it’s grilling in the backyard while my kids swim, or throwing bait!