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Michelle Norrod

I have been fishing all my life and enjoy the challenge. I remember my dad and I would be going through the tackle boxes in February with it freezing outside.

I have been fishing all my life and enjoy the challenge. I remember my dad and I would be going through the tackle boxes in February with it freezing outside. I would not stop asking to go fishing until he would give in and took me. Even in the worse conditions, I remember breaking ice to get boat in at ramp and sit on the front with paddle until we got far enough out. 

Mom couldn’t keep up with me, I always had my pole. Growing up in a small town, there were 6 large ponds behind my house. My dog Dan and I would take off on my 3-wheeler to fish all day. At family camping trips to Center Hill, I was gone with my worms and pole before anyone was up.

You know you have a fishing affection when you go fishing the morning before you get married. My biggest bass was right before my oldest son was born, I guess the bass flu soaked right into him.
I have always taken my boys fishing as they were growing up. I think every child should have the opportunity to try outdoors activities.

I think the hardest thing about fishing is keeping your head in the game. Every day is a new day in fishing. Positive thinking when your biggest fish of a tournament gets off is hard. Learn something new every time you go on the water. I have seen a lot of beautiful sunrises and sunsets on the water.

Guess fishing has been my serenity though life when things are going wrong, go fishing and sit out on the water you will find peace.