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Ice Team

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DSG Ambassadors

Ana Braidey

 Jenny Anderson

 

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Jenny Anderson didn’t discover her love for the hardwater until her 20s. The moment she pulled up her first walleye on a tip up, she was hooked. She now shares her passion for outdoor adventure on her blog and social media platform Girl of 10,000 Lakes. 

 

Anderson lives in the Twin Cities with her husband Nick, baby Harlan, and yorkie Kiwi. She says ice fishing is the perfect outdoor activity for families. It’s also a great gateway to getting people interested in other outdoor activities. This winter, you’ll likely find the Andersons fishing in their vintage fish house, the Lil Hotdish. 

 

Her go-to lakes include Mille Lacs, Lake of the Woods, Chequamegon Bay, and lakes along the Gunflint Trail in northern Minnesota. Anderson’s favorite fish on ice are trout, walleye, and crappies. 

 

As a former news anchor and reporter, Anderson prides in her knack for digital storytelling. She brings together her curiosity for all things outdoors and willingness to open her experiences with others to create a space where novices and pros alike can find inspiration to travel and get outdoors. 

 

As someone who appreciates style and function, Anderson is looking forward to this ice fishing season with DSG and their new ice fishing line for women. 

 

 Kyrsten Potega
 Nicole Stone
DSG Elite Team

Andrea Nivolo

 

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My name is Andrea Nivolo, I am an avid female angler that spends most of my time on the water fishing and on the road traveling. I’ve been fishing with my family since I was a little girl. My passion has continued into adulthood. 

 

I’m married to my Husband and we have a beautiful daughter together that we also bring with on our fishing and outdoor adventures.

 

My intention as a female angler is to enhance and encourage participation by Women in fishing, hunting and outdoor activities. Fishing is primarily a male dominated sport and I would love to make a statement and be a role model and influencer in the fishing community as a Woman. I also volunteer a lot of my time throughout the year at Connecticut Fish and Wildlife outreach events and do a lot with children in the community including engaging them in trout stocking events, teaching them the importance of preserving and caring for our fisheries and safety around water. Also, throughout the year, I attend events at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s demonstrating gear, participating in Ladies Outdoor events and conducting fishing seminars.

 

I also made the cover of our Connecticut Angler’s guide in 2014 and 2019 in addition to the cover of Fisherman’s Magazine in the summer of 2019 as well.

 

Christina Robinson
Christine Rowe

Devon Mullenbach

 

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Devon has been in the outdoors ever since she can remember. From hunting, camping, hiking, and fishing. She grew up in a small town in southern Minnesota where she learned most of her outdoors skills from her father, step father and grandfather. Currently residing in North Central Minnesota with her boyfriend and their two dogs.

 

There is not a time during the year that you won’t find her outdoors doing what she loves. Being a sportwoman is something that she is truly passionate about. From helping and teaching women in the outdoors to uplifting, encouraging and empowering them as well.

 

Devon's favorite fishing buddy is a hard choice between her boyfriend, Derrick, and best friend, Katie.

 

Her favorite place to fish would be Mille Lacs in central Minnesota. Some of her personal best records have come from that lake and she holds that very dear to her heart.

 

Favorite fishing memory would be when she caught her first musky, finally! It took her 3 season and she got it done this summer of 2019. Tears may have shed when the musky hit the bag of the net. It was a relief for her and the monkey was off her back.

 

Her most memorable catch would be when she went trout fishing one day and thought they were going to be jigging. But instead, sight fishing and hand lining the fish! The trout were cruising 2 feet below the ice in 15 feet of water. Seeing them zoom past your hole was nothing that she had saw before! There was a big trout that day but something happened that every fisherman dreads. This was definitely the “one that got away”. While reeling it in, it was fighting hard and eventually swam right towards her. Reeling as fast as she could, the fish bumped the bottom of the hole and popped off the hook. It was a sad moment but she was just happy to be out fishing.

 

Her favorite part about ice fishing would be the fact that you can be out there all day. From grilling on the ice while catching fish. She loves to hole hope and chase after flags. Being around friends and family is the best part of it all.

 

One DSG item that she can’t live without would be the bibs because it’s adjustable to her. She loves the adjustable inseam, waist belt and shoulder straps. The knee pads and all the pockets are the cherry on top and she is most comfortable in these than anything else! 

 

Instagram: outdoor_dev

 

Nicole King

 

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My name is Nicole and I was born and raised in Northwest Wisconsin. I started fishing at a very young age with my dad both on the ice and in the boat. My interest in targeting multiple species stemmed from growing up on a small creek that contained many fish including trout, smallmouth bass, pike, walleye, catfish, and muskie. As I got older my passion for fishing grew more and I started trying to find ways to get out and explore more bodies of water. I bought my first ice auger and sled and started learning lakes on my own during the winter. My drive for independence spread to open water and I bought my first fishing kayak. Kayak fishing for Muskie quickly became my passion and the adrenaline rush is addicting. Although muskie are my favorite fish to target, that season unfortunately closes and that is when I switch gears to ice fishing. I love ice fishing because you never really know what you’re going to hook into, and there’s something special about fighting fish on short rods. I enjoy sharing my passion for fishing via Instagram and hope to inspire others to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

 

Instagram: Nicolelynn_outdoors

 

Ricca Retzloff

 

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Hello Everyone!  My name is Ricca I am from Midwest part of Wisconsin.  I grew up on a Dairy farm and from the time I could walk I wanted to do everything my dad was doing.  This is where my passion for the outdoors came from. I’m fortunate enough that growing up both my parents hunted and fished so we were able to do a lot together as a family.   I enjoy everything from ice fishing, hunting, hiking, and a newer hobby I am beginning is photography. 

As I get older my passion for the outdoors grows as well. On my days off you can usually find me in the woods or on the water.  When it comes to fishing, I enjoy catching anything from panfish to walleye and northerns.  Anytime the pole bends or the tip-up goes up you’ll see a smile on my face. 

My goal is to help get more people involved in the outdoors. I am part of a group that puts on outdoor activities to introduce youth to outdoor sports and gives them a hand on experience to try different things.  I hope to keep doing more stuff like this in the future! 

Being able to be part of the DSG fish team excites me!  I love being a part of a company that makes products custom for women of the outdoors with high quality!  My favorite ice gear is the DSG drop bibs!  Hope to see you all out on the ice! 

 

 

 

Roxane Dupuis

 

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Hello, my name is Roxane Dupuis. I am from Quebec, Canada. Hunting and fishing are more than a passion for me - it is a lifestyle.

 

Unlike many people, my love for hunting and fishing did not come to me by my family, nobody around me actually fished. I have always had an interest in these sports. One day I had the opportunity to go fishing with a friend, and thereafter with another, and so on. And this is how I gained experience and became more and more more addicted to this drug! It was like that for hunting too. 

 

A beautiful winter day I went fishing with friends on the St. Lawrence River. It was here that I met my boyfriend Jonathan. We were fishing and talked about our dreams and life goals. It was truly love at first sight, and since that day we have never been apart. One year later, and we are officially the owners of our ice fishing center where we offer great fishing experiences to people who have never fished or who want to fish on ice.

 

Subsequently, I joined "Pêcheuse du Québec" as administrator/member. This is a page devoted to encourage and promote fisherwoman. I'm never really competing with anyone because I like learning new things and meeting new people, but I'm extremely demanding of myself, always wanting to surpass myself and beat my own record. I have only been hunting for two years but I know it will be a new addiction because I am not afraid to get up in the morning and go beyond my personal limit.

 

Sarah Kozlowski

 

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Sarah Kozlowski is from Hayward, Wisconsin - the Musky Capital of the World, so it’s not surprising that her favorite thing to do is fish or spend her time outdoors in any way possible.

 

Being raised by a family very passionate about the outdoor lifestyle, the same love was instilled in her at a young age. She grew up on a lake fishing from her family’s dock for largemouth bass with a worm and a bobber. Her mother Geri, who unfortunately passed away in 2017, specifically taught her much of what she knows and started her skill bank. Geri lived for the outdoors, hunting, and especially fishing. She taught her the importance of conservation and how to be a provider. Sarah leads a very active outdoor lifestyle to commemorate her mother’s passions and live on for her.

 

Nowadays, Sarah spends most of her time fishing with her husband Jay, who also shares a love and passion for the outdoors. She has learned new skills and techniques from him and continues to learn more with each outing. When they are not fishing together, they’re hunting, hiking, birding, kayaking, or at home with their two dogs Rudy and Daisy.

 

Ice fishing is Sarah’s absolute outdoor activity. Her favorite fish to target is crappies. She loves hole-hopping and especially using tip-downs. Walleye are her favorite to catch on tip-ups. 

 

The outdoors has had a very big impact on her life, both in her relationships and personal growth. She is very excited to be representing a company designed for women, by women. Sarah believes that women are the future of the outdoors. Knowing that historically, the outdoor industry is male-dominated, Sarah’s hope is to inspire and influence more female anglers to get out and find their own passion on the water, open or ice.

 

You can follow along on her adventures on her Instagram @skozlowskiii

 

Stephanie Rae

Susie Busta

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Susie is a born and raised Minnesotan. Her, her husband and son reside in Northern Minnesota and spend most of their free time doing some type of outdoor activity. When she is not out bowhunting, you can find her fishing.
Fishing has been a passion of Susie’s since she was young, specifically open water fishing. Her Mom was an avid fisherwoman and she recalls watching her bring home fish, playing with her tackle box and fishing pole. Ice fishing came later in life, but has grown into just as much of an obsession as open water fishing. “I am always learning and wanting to try something new, it drives me.”
Her and her husband love to take their son out fishing with them, and they have done so since he was around seven months old. You can often find them on ice or in the boat trying to reel in the big one!

 

DSG Ice Fishing Pro Staff

Ali Juten

Allie Lasch

Ann-Elie Marquis

Autumn Wittstruck

Brianne Leys

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My Name is Brianne Leys, and I grew up on a small acreage in Manitoba, Canada.  I grew up loving the outdoors, but I didn’t start fishing until I was an adult.  I started fishing open water and when Ice season hit, not being able to fish for five months seemed impossible, therefore my fishing addicted began.  I’d consider myself a multi species angler, but my favorite species to target are Brown Trout and Blue Gill.  I love the places and adventures that fishing as taken me and being able to experience the great outdoors is something I cherish deeply.

When I’m not fishing, you can find me camping with my husband and our fur babies.  I also love to garden and always have some type of craft on the go.  

The DSG fishing gear I can't live without is hands down the Malea Jacket.  I have two!

I’m excited to be apart of this team and look forward to what the future brings with this wonderful group of ladies. 

Brittany Peeters

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My name is Brittany Peeters. I was born and raised in Northern Manitoba and am currently residing in Northern Saskatchewan. I am extremely fortunate to live in the North. The area is surrounded by countless beautiful lakes with a variety of fish species.

I began fishing when I was four years old, when our family purchased a remote lakefront wilderness cabin where my father began teaching me the foundations of ice fishing for Walleye, Perch, and Northern Pike. My passion for fishing has continued into adulthood.  I was instantly addicted to the rush of adrenaline when a Lake Trout is almost in to the ice hole and suddenly tears off on a mad dash back to the bottom of the lake.

Fishing is such a huge part of my life that I continually set goals for myself and strive to learn as much about the sport as possible and share my knowledge. On my adventures, I also enjoy taking photos of the stunning landscapes I am surrounded by as I am fishing.  My passion for ice fishing makes our long Canadian winter season at -30 degrees Celsius and below my favorite time of year!

Brittany Scheall

Chelsea Lynn

Cheyenne DaSilva

Courtney Bouwens

Jennifer Straw

Jess Wagner

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Jess Wagner is from a small town nestled in south central Wisconsin. This location opens up many metro and rural fishing and hunting opportunities. Jess grew up on a hobby farm which sparked her interest for all things outdoors. Agriculture was such a huge part of her youth that she decided to pursue a BS in Animal Science and Agribusiness. While her degree may not currently be a large part of her everyday life, she has made it her mission to advocate through her social media channels about the connections between agriculture and conservation.

She is often on the road being a weekend warrior traveling the Midwest to find the best fishing spots. Ice fishing is her absolute favorite fishing activity and thoroughly enjoys hole hopping for panfish. Her go-to rod is a hand-me-down she found in her family's storage so if you're fishing with her, don't pay any mind to the broken shaft or missing eyelets. That pole has brought in every jigging PB fish she's ever caught, and she is refusing to give it up. The other aspect of ice fishing that she thoroughly enjoys is the social aspect and camaraderie. 

DSG gear you can't live without: Heated socks and vest, any of the bibs, and the 1200g boots.

Follow her adventures on Instagram @outdoorgirljess

Jessie Armstrong

Karine Belanger

Katelyn Beaver

Kayla Frome

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Kayla is a passionate angler and loves to spend most of her time out on the open water chasing Muskies or Ice Fishing during the winter for different species. She grew up near a very small town in Northwest Wisconsin on a large farm and harvesting deer and fishing for panfish for a fish fry were a part of her life growing up in the country. Her husband Luke got her hooked on Muskie fishing and that's where her passion for the sport sparked. Due to the Muskie fishing season closing during the winter months she enjoys her free time out on the ice fishing instead and her favorite part about Ice Fishing is being able to enjoy it with her daughter, husband, dogs, and friends! Kayla loves being a part of the DSG team and making new friends to go out fishing with where she loves to learn new techniques and also loves to inspire others.

Kaylee Russel

Kelly Medina

Kelsey Bell

Krystal Lee

Lilanne Plouffe

Lisa Tadgell

Melissa H-Pelletier

Melissa Lindsay

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Fishing and hunting are my passion, my obsession and my life and I feel thankful every day to be able to share this with family and friends, but it didn't start out that way.

I grew up in rural Nova Scotia and loved spending time outdoors, camping, canoeing, hiking. It wasn't until I moved to Manitoba that I decided to try my hand at hunting and I was immediately hooked. I had always felt a little bit lost, I didn’t have anything in my life that I was really passionate about, until then!

Hunting kept me busy and fulfilled for many years, but I guess I wasn’t busy enough because I decided I wanted to try fishing and I wanted to target rainbow trout. That very first master angler rainbow trout unleashed a monster because now every free moment revolves around fishing or preparing to go fishing. It’s hard to believe it’s only been 2 ½ years because I’ve caught a lot of fish and had a lot of amazing fishing experiences. Not to mention met some great people along the way!

Trout will always have a special place in my heart and they are what I enjoy fishing for the most, but I enjoy targeting different species and exploring new areas and waterbodies. I love all types of fishing, but I have to say ice fishing has to be one of my favorites. I also love taking pictures and documenting my adventures. If I can inspire someone to get out there and try something new and try fishing like I did, then I am happy!

Instagram: turkeygirl.mb

Morgan Blood

Nicole Rognstad

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Hey! I’m Nikki Rognstad, I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota outside hunting and fishing with my dad but my passions really bloomed when I met my husband who is also big into the outdoors. I have many passions but just to name a few, I do a lot of hunting, trapping and usually all winter you can find me and my family on the ice in our ice castle. I have four beautiful children who are just as eager to get outside and explore. I consider myself a multi species angler, but my favorite fish to catch are walleye though the ice. I attend ice fishing tournaments/derby’s around Minnesota. I am really looking forward to ice fishing this year and being part of DSG’s ice fishing PRO staff team.

Instagram: nikkiray09

 

Reagan Miller

Renee Flatland

Sarah Kowalewski

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Growing up in Michigan meant that Sarah was on the water at a young age. Though brought up in the hunting world, Sarah has expanded her knowledge and experience in fishing since high school with her boyfriend's help. At the age of 21, she Co-founded Southeast Michigan Fishing Charters LLC (https://www.southeastmicharters.com) and is also a Field Staff member for FishUSA. She is involved in her local fishing community and is a member of the Lake St. Clair Walleye Association.  

In the past, Sarah has written articles for FishUSA & Adventuress Magazine and enjoys educating others about the outdoors. She even appeared on the Winter 2019 cover of Adventuress Magazine. She loves sharing her adventures on social media and hopes to inspire and connect with other women by doing so. Sarah enjoys pike spearing, lake trout jigging, and racing for tip-ups in the winter but loves walleye jigging and sturgeon fishing in the off season with her boyfriend! She is attending school with a goal to become a Wildlife Biologist. If you can't find her on the ice, she's most likely on a boat, in the woods, or riding her horse Linus.

Tami Rougeau

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Hello! My name is Tami Rougeau and I currently live in Oshkosh, WI with my fiancé that I share the passion of fishing with. I was born and raised in Northern, WI. I grew up in a family with avid anglers and we would be out on the water and ice since before I can even remember. As a kid I did not enjoy it but once I hit my teenage years it started to grow on me and I slowly became more and more involved and in love with the sport. Fishing has been in my bones and is now one of my favorite things to do, whether it's ice fishing or open water fishing. I try to get out every chance I get. 

I consider myself a multi species angler, but my favorite fish to catch through the ice would be walleye. My favorite part about fishing is the stories that are shared and the forever memories you can make every time you are out. I also love that you truly just never know what you’re going to end up catching. Fishing has taught me patience is key. It can take a lot of patience just to get that one bite no matter what you’re fishing for. That’s what makes fishing so thrilling because you are never guaranteed a bounty of fish, but when the time comes and the opportunity strikes, the wait is that much more rewarding in the end. 

What I love most about DSG is they focus exclusively on Women’s outdoor clothing. You’ll find quality gear made for women by women with a wide range of sizes for everybody. I am proud to represent this amazing company while pursuing my passion of fishing! Tight lines 

 

Follow along with my adventures on my Instagram account: @tamimarie15

Tasha Eaglesham

Taylor Cunningham

My name is Taylor Cunningham and I’m from Northwest Wisconsin. By day, I work as a Physician Assistant in orthopedic surgery, but all other free time is usually spent on the water. I am a breast cancer survivor and after having a bilateral mastectomy in 2020, I chose to live out the best version of myself. I found my passion in fishing after meeting my boyfriend, Joel, in 2019. Prior to this, I had grown up fishing with my dad, but found I had lost interest upon beginning college and graduate school. Once I found I had more free time, I enjoyed getting outdoors, and ultimately found calm from the everyday demands of healthcare in fishing.  I began with river fishing and, let me tell you, those smallmouth bass are nothing to mess with. I began to branch out and fish independently with river wading. I started to ask questions and learn more about when to use which types of baits, when the best times to fish are, where to find certain species at certain times of year, etc. I bought myself a pedal kayak in 2021 and rigged it to go out on my own, where I could fail time and time again, practice and practice, until I learned. Currently, my favorite kind of fishing is inland trout fishing. There’s something about a trout stream that’s intensely peaceful. Joel and I began to fish in local bass tournaments, learning the ins and outs of the sport on a competitive level. This upcoming year, Joel and I will be participating in the Upper Midwest Bass Challenge Series and hopefully gain ground in the bass fishing community. Wish us luck and follow along @taylortello on instagram

Tia Hyland

Vana Korhonen

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