Wisconsin Girl Travels South to Noodle By Kristen Monroe

Growing up in a family of hunters & fishermen has lead Kristen Monroe of OutdoorNews.com to have passion for the outdoors. Recently, Kristen visited Southern Illinois to try her hand at 'noodling.' Photos by Don Gasaway.I never thought I would do it. After watching others on television, it actually scared me. In addition, many intelligent friends called me crazy for even considering it. But, I like to push myself and learn about new things.  Last weekend I traveled to Southern Illinois, where I met other outdoor writers at Rend Lake. Fishing with my fly rod is great fun but grabbing a catfish out of a crevice is a heart pumping adventure. It’s known as noodling, hoggin’ and also hillbilly ha...Read More