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Yeti Ambassador

Kristine
Fischer

The Road
,
USA
Fishing
Kristine Fischer YETI Ambassador
Not many people can say they earn their keep by staying out on kayak all day, but pro bass angler Kristine Fischer has deserved it. She’s all about her time outside, but that doesn’t mean she’s not working hard. Year after year, Fischer is fishing and winning in tournaments while placing in the top national rankings. And the calendar days between competitions are just as busy with a life on the road, full of hunting, climbing, camping, and writing. Her determination t and commitment to a life outside make us proud to call her a part of YETI.

Q:

What goes through your head when you first wake up in the morning when you fish?

A:

I hope whatever small-town gas station I encounter on the way to the water has decent coffee at 4 am. And some variety of breakfast food that involves copious amounts of bacon.

Q:

Where is your favorite place to go fishing?

A:

Those rare places where you feel as if you are the only human that’s stepped foot in the area.

Q:

Tell us a favorite story from a day out fishing.

A:

One of my favorite moments on the water takes us to Lake St Clair (Canadian side) in late October two years ago. The water particularly violent–with sustained 20mph winds, sleet, and rain. There was only one other boat on the water, and myself in my 14’ kayak riding the rollers.
I put five muskies in the yak in two hours before the weather forced me to shore. The boat called it quits about an hour before I did, the other boat somehow found me on Instagram, and sent the message “we wanted to check and ensure you made it off the water safely... we about capsized rounding the jetty.”

Q:

How do you up your game year after year?

A:

That’s what I love about fishing. You can never stop improving, and knowledge is limitless. Spending time on the water, especially fishing diverse bodies of water, keeps me sharp and continues to allow me to hone my skills.

Q:

If you could do anything better, what would it be?

A:

Learn to slow down. Both in fishing and in life.

Q:

What haven’t you accomplished that you aspire to do in your lifetime?

A:

It’s always been a lofty goal of mine to walk across the Bassmaster classic stage one day.

Q:

What part of you, or what you do, reflects a spirit of restlessness?

A:

I’ve never allowed myself to become complacent. I’m always striving to be better and do better, both on the water and in life. The way I see it, there’s always room to grow in every capacity.

Q:

If there is any love-hate relationship with any aspect of what you do, can you describe what that is?

A:

They call it fishing for a reason, sometimes catching isn’t part of the sport. I’ve had tough tournaments and tough days on the water, but in hindsight, those are the days I’m almost more thankful for because they keep me hungry.

Q:

What sound or noise do you love?

A:

Turkey gobbling on the roost, bass busting shad before the sunrises, moving water, coffee, and my alarm.

Q:

I am happiest when….

A:

I'm on the water.

Q:

What are the 3 most essential things you need while on the water?

A:

Drive, strong head game, grit.

Q:

If you could bring anybody in the world with you to do what you love (dead or alive), who would it be?

A:

My grandpa.

Q:

What does YETI mean to you?

A:

The brand itself possesses the same values that I do. Tough things/people for tough environments. Quality. Loyalty.

Q:

What does it mean to be built for the wild?

A:

I think being built for the wild extends well beyond the surface level. It’s who you are at your core. It takes both a tough exterior and interior to forge a product (or person) built for the wild.

Q:

How would you explain what YETI is to someone who didn’t know?

A:

It keeps your coffee hot during an all-day sit in the stand, and your ice cold on those scorcher days out on the water. Basically, it’s that built-to-last gear for the extra rugged outdoorsman.

Q:

What is the YETI that you cannot do without?

A:

Probably my Crossroads® Duffel. As much as I lug gear and clothing in and out of the truck, it helps me stay organized, and it can take a beating!

Q:

What, if any, other YETI products do you use?

A:

How do you use a specific YETI product in your market? What is your one favorite aspect or feature of your YETI? Goodness, I use about everything–from the Hopper® Soft Coolers and Rambler® Drinkware on the water to the Trailhead® Camp Chair and lowballs around the campfire. TheCrossroads® Luggage has been my road trip travel go-to as well, since my life is one big road trip. Having luggage that can sustain my lifestyle is key.

Q:

How has any YETI product changed what you do or how you do it?

A:

It simplified the way I organize gear, and it made my long days on the water more “comfortable”.

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