Susie has been a part of the kayak fishing scene and community since 2014. She first tried a kayak fishing tournament with Great Lakes Kayak Fishing Series (GLKFS) in the summer of 2014 when she bought her first Hobie Mirage Outback from Quest Watersports in Ottawa, IL. Needless to say, she was hooked from the get-go. She joined the staff of GLKFS in 2015 to get a feel of how things work from the front and back end of tournaments. In 2016 she competed on the Kayak Bass League Green Team and was then asked to join their staff in October.

Susie’s first real test and taste of competition was when she competed in the 2017 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship on Kentucky Lake. Out of 360 anglers, Susie took home 11th place and alot of confidence.

Fast forward to 2019 and Susie is now currently the director for the GLKFS and still part of the KBL Staff. She also has 3 sponsors, Excalibur Seasonings, which is based out of her current town in Pekin, Il, Kistler Rods, and SheAngler Custom Baits.

Now having a podcast of her own, Susie hopes to continue building relationships within the kayak fishing community and to become a bigger and stronger voice for women in the industry. She also aims to bring on other lady anglers to interview and just talk fishing so if any of you ladies out there want your voice heard, send us a message today and Susie would love to have you on her show!