Growing up, my idea of the perfect summer vacation was heading up to Michigan and staying at my best friend’s family cottage on Big Fish Lake for a week.  She and I would count down the days until we went to ‘The Cottage’ because we couldn’t wait to spend our vacation fishing!  Rain, bugs, cold, nothing stood in the way of the opportunity to fish with our dads.

As we got older, we had less opportunities to go fishing, so it wasn’t until about a year ago that my eyes were opened to this sport.  When I first met my boyfriend, Aaron, he was working as a local Steelhead/Salmon guide.  I had never had an opportunity to fish for trout or salmon before, so I started tagging along with Aaron on his fishing adventures throughout the Midwest so I could learn from him.  That ‘nothing can stand...

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