Learn more about Florida-based angler Larissa Marchsteiner, also known as GatorGirl, as she responds to our questions about fishing! Keep reading to see her answers below.
What are your favorite fish to catch? Why?
“[Mahi-mahi] would be my favorite offshore,” Larissa answered. “They are fun to catch and beautiful when they come out of the water!” she reasoned.
Larissa added, “I also love bottom fishing because of the constant action of the bite, usually!”
Go-to fishing spots
Where are your go-to fishing spots?
One of Larissa's favorite places to fish is the dock in the back of her house. “But besides that, offshore on the boat 600-ish feet of water,” Larissa added.
Live bait vs. artificial lure
Live bait or artificial lure? Why?
"Live bait all day, not much of a lure gal," was Larissa's straightforward response when asked about her bait preferences.
If you're interested in learning more about whether live bait or artificial lure would work better for you, this article by Fisher Mel could be helpful.
Saltwater vs. freshwater
Saltwater or freshwater?
“Saltwater!” Larissa answered. “The ocean is where my heart is!”
Do you prefer saltwater fishing as Larissa does? Check out Fisher Mel's article if you're interested in learning more about what to expect when it comes to freshwater and saltwater fishing.
Biggest or heaviest fish that you’ve caught?
When asked about the biggest or heaviest fish she’s caught, Larissa told us about a swordfish she caught in Islamorada, Florida weighing more than 400 pounds. Swordfish can grow up to a maximum length of 4.55 meters (14 feet, 11 inches) and a weight of 1,430 pounds (650 kilograms)!
Fishing with family
How long have you been fishing?
Like many anglers, fishing is an activity that Larissa began with her family. In the backyard of her grandparents' home near Lake Okeechobee, she told us, she learned to fish when she was around four or five years old. Larissa used to go bluegill fishing with her father when she was younger.
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