I am an avid female angler displaying advanced skills for my age and fish out of southeast Georgia. My love of fishing has grown into a deeper passion for showing youth anglers the same love for the sport that I have. To help motivate youth anglers, I created the Facebook Social Media communities Kids Can Fish and Girls Can Fish which has gained popular notoriety. I also star on the YouTube fishing channel also called "Girls Can Fish". It is my hope that Kids Can Fish will help children develop life skills that can be used in the future such as problem solving, patience, and being involved in the sport with their family.
Additionally, I am featured as the first Youth Pro Staff Team Member with Gulf Coast Sports Women and sisterhoodfishing.com (Fish with Caroline). As an angler, I fish inshore on the coastal marshes of the Atlantic for Speckled Trout and Redfish but admit that my favorite inshore species are bull Redfish which I target during the fall Redfish run. I also fish offshore in the spring and summer on the coastal reefs of the Atlantic for a variety of species, with my favorite target being Cobia and Red Snapper.
While not fishing saltwater species, I primarily target Largemouth Bass. My spinning and casting baits of choice are plastics, topwater baits, and spinning lures. It is my goal to show youth anglers that fishing can be done at any age and that kids can use the same baits and tactics as the adults with practice.
Most importantly, as the founder of Kids Can Fish, I want children to find the same passion I have with fishing because regardless of experience level, fishing is fun!
I am an angler of all types of fishing but my passion is on the surf. I have been fortunate to turn my love of angling into a full-time business. I am the owner and operator of KPOPP’s Pompano Rigs. We specialize in creating high quality surf and pier fishing rigs which target everything from Pompano to Bull Reds and everything in between. I consider the entire East Coast my home as I spend the Spring through the Fall every year chasing Pompano and other game species you find in the surf. I fish from the Outer Banks in North Carolina and as far south as New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Pompano, which are my favorite, are great table fair and put up an incredible fight on light tackle. I like to call Pompano, “the prize of the surf.” If I am not chasing Pompano, I spend time targeting Bull Redfish and Black Drum whose fights are uncomparable. When I am not saltwater fishing, I target freshwater trout and catfish as well.
As I mainly surf fish, my baits of choice include sand fleas, ghost shrimp, blue crab, and as always fresh shrimp. I also avidly use Fishbites and I never go on a trip without at least the sand flea, clam, and shrimp flavors. These are a great addition to fresh bait and often work when nothing else will. It is my goal as a part of the Kids Can Fish Pro Staff to share my knowledge of surf fishing with kids across the country helping youth anglers find their passion just as I found mine!