February 5, 2023

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Cajun Phil & Capt. Kevin want to Thank Wanda Stewart, the Louisiana Ambassador to all the Women in the Outdoors

Cajun Phil & Capt. Kevin want to Thank Wanda Stewart, the Louisiana Ambassador to all the Women in the Outdoors & Fishing, as well as the SisterhoodFishing and the RodnReelGirls for All their great support and Fantastic help they have given us over the years. Wanda has done so much to help us grow at our Cajun Paradise Charters, & she has done so much to help get more & more Ladies involved in our Great Sport of Fishing & Gods Great Outdoors. The Gulf Coast Texas Lady Anglers just book over 40 Ladies to come fishing with us again this year. At the Cajun Paradise Charters we take out more & more Ladies each & every year, and we Love it. Thank You Wanda Stewart, Keep up the Great work you are doing & May God Bless..

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Cajun Phil & Capt. Kevin

Cajun Paradise Charters

337-540-5530

Phil Broussard-Cajun Paradise Charters-HackBerry Louisiana - Cajun Paradise Charters
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Cajun Phil & Capt. Kevin want to Thank Wanda Stewart, the Louisiana Ambassador to all the Women in the Outdoors & Fishing, as well as the SisterhoodFishing and the RodnReelGirls for All their great support and Fantastic help they have given us over the years. Wanda has done so much to help us grow at our Cajun Paradise Charters, & she has done so much to help get more & more Ladies involved in our Great Sport of Fishing & Gods Great Outdoors. The Gulf Coast Texas Lady Anglers just book over 40 Ladies to come fishing with us again this year. At the Cajun Paradise Charters we take out more & more Ladies each & every year, and we Love it. Thank You Wanda Stewart, Keep up the Great work you are doing & May God Bless.. Follow Us On FaceBook Cajun Phil & Capt. Kevin Cajun Paradise Charters 337-540-5530
Wanda is an inspiration to so many people. So proud to know her. She is one of the best Woman Anglers I know and

Wanda is an inspiration to so many people. So proud to know her. She is one of the best Woman Anglers I know and a friend. She has helped the Great State of Louisiana in so many ways!! 👍🏻🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣😊💯

I reached out to her to help me with social marketing and she quickly spent a good bit of time helping me line up my business.

 

Charolotte M. Carnahan - Modere
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Wanda is an inspiration to so many people. So proud to know her. She is one of the best Woman Anglers I know and a friend. She has helped the Great State of Louisiana in so many ways!! 👍🏻🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣😊💯 I reached out to her to help me with social marketing and she quickly spent a good bit of time helping me line up my business.  
   It is so wonderful to see Wanda‘s passion as well as all of the other women that are involved in the spor

   It is so wonderful to see Wanda‘s passion as well as all of the other women that are involved in the sport of fishing. It is a wonderful industry to be involved in and no matter what your age is we are all doing together what we love!          Fish on 😎🎣

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Capt. Barb - Capt. Barb
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   It is so wonderful to see Wanda‘s passion as well as all of the other women that are involved in the sport of fishing. It is a wonderful industry to be involved in and no matter what your age is we are all doing together what we love!          Fish on 😎🎣 Noaa photo contest
  What can I say Wanda Stewart is amazing, she’s passionate about fishing and is instrumental in bringing la

 

What can I say Wanda Stewart is amazing, she’s passionate about fishing and is instrumental in bringing lady anglers together from all over the country, helping them to connect and to share their passion for the outdoors, she has been a great ambassador to all the women in the outdoors & fishing industry as well as highlighting lady anglers on her Www.SisterhoodFishing.com  and the RodnReelGirls web sites. Wanda brings lady anglers together where they can share their passion with like-minded women & with Wanda’s connections in the fishing & outdoor industry she has connected many ladies with opportunities in TV, radio & magazines, she also helps lady anglers, captains and fishing guides with building a web page to represent their groups or products. She’s a wiz in the social media department and gets your fishing adventures out there for others to see.

Thank you Wanda Stewart for all that you do for us lady anglers your the best!

Lori Heath

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  What can I say Wanda Stewart is amazing, she’s passionate about fishing and is instrumental in bringing lady anglers together from all over the country, helping them to connect and to share their passion for the outdoors, she has been a great ambassador to all the women in the outdoors & fishing industry as well as highlighting lady anglers on her Www.SisterhoodFishing.com  and the RodnReelGirls web sites. Wanda brings lady anglers together where they can share their passion with like-minded women & with Wanda’s connections in the fishing & outdoor industry she has connected many ladies with opportunities in TV, radio & magazines, she also helps lady anglers, captains and fishing guides with building a web page to represent their groups or products. She’s a wiz in the social media department and gets your fishing adventures out there for others to see. Thank you Wanda Stewart for all that you do for us lady anglers your the best! Lori Heath
Wanda Stewart’s mission and leadership is commendable! She is an amazing woman and angler, helping others wher

Wanda Stewart’s mission and leadership is commendable! She is an amazing woman and angler, helping others where ever she goes!

 

 

http://www.wotousa.org

https://www.facebook.com/WOTOUSA/

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Wanda Stewart’s mission and leadership is commendable! She is an amazing woman and angler, helping others where ever she goes!     http://www.wotousa.org https://www.facebook.com/WOTOUSA/
Wanda Stewart and the Sisterhood Fishing organization is one that I trust whole-heartedly to promote the outdoor

Wanda Stewart and the Sisterhood Fishing organization is one that I trust whole-heartedly to promote the outdoors, create opportunities for like-minded individuals to grow in their journey of becoming standout professionals, and has curated an amazing network for all to learn and cheer in successes.

I am thankful that my “road map” in life has led to crossing paths with Sisterhood Fishing and Wanda Stewart, she is a pioneer paving ways for us all in the Great Outdoors!

BEC

Host/Creator of “The Bend Radio Show” & “Ranch It Up” on SiriusXM, AM/FM Radio & Podcast.

Rebecca "BEC" Wanner - The Bend Radio Show, Owner/Host
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Wanda Stewart and the Sisterhood Fishing organization is one that I trust whole-heartedly to promote the outdoors, create opportunities for like-minded individuals to grow in their journey of becoming standout professionals, and has curated an amazing network for all to learn and cheer in successes. I am thankful that my "road map" in life has led to crossing paths with Sisterhood Fishing and Wanda Stewart, she is a pioneer paving ways for us all in the Great Outdoors! BEC Host/Creator of "The Bend Radio Show" & "Ranch It Up" on SiriusXM, AM/FM Radio & Podcast.
I had the pleasure of befriending Miss Wanda many years ago.  To me she appeared to be a lovely person and as p

I had the pleasure of befriending Miss Wanda many years ago.  To me she appeared to be a lovely person and as passionate about her fishing as she is life.

Mike Arnona -
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I had the pleasure of befriending Miss Wanda many years ago.  To me she appeared to be a lovely person and as passionate about her fishing as she is life.
As a fellow fisherman I am in awe of how Ms. Wanda Stewart has taken the bull by the horns and ran with it, what

As a fellow fisherman I am in awe of how Ms. Wanda Stewart has taken the bull by the horns and ran with it, what I mean by that is this lady has brought life back to the female sector of fishing,  

Over the past 40 or so years women fisher people were on the decline  but Ms. Wanda has brought new life to that, I personally want to thank you for that as you remind me of the passion my mother once had, my mom taught me everything I know about fishing including fileting,  thank you Ms. Wanda Stewart, 

Sincerely Chip Clement 

Fellow fisherman - Sinkers by the pound
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As a fellow fisherman I am in awe of how Ms. Wanda Stewart has taken the bull by the horns and ran with it, what I mean by that is this lady has brought life back to the female sector of fishing,   Over the past 40 or so years women fisher people were on the decline  but Ms. Wanda has brought new life to that, I personally want to thank you for that as you remind me of the passion my mother once had, my mom taught me everything I know about fishing including fileting,  thank you Ms. Wanda Stewart,  Sincerely Chip Clement 
I met Wanda about seven years ago, and in that short time, we accomplished numerous adventures.   I have acorn

I met Wanda about seven years ago, and in that short time, we accomplished numerous adventures.  

I have acorns2oaks tutoring and she helped me to start a fishing program for kids and their families.  We did a VIP program for our parents. She taught my granddaughter to fish and that you always kiss your first fish!😂.  She has been such an encourager to get all ages involved in fishing.  Looking forward to many more adventures.

Pamela Deese

https://www.facebook.com/a2oSlidell

 

Pamela Deese - Acorns2Oaks/Director
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I met Wanda about seven years ago, and in that short time, we accomplished numerous adventures.   I have acorns2oaks tutoring and she helped me to start a fishing program for kids and their families.  We did a VIP program for our parents. She taught my granddaughter to fish and that you always kiss your first fish!😂.  She has been such an encourager to get all ages involved in fishing.  Looking forward to many more adventures. Pamela Deese https://www.facebook.com/a2oSlidell  
Wanda Stewart will help you if you are interested in fishing.   She will guide you in the right direction.  F

Wanda Stewart will help you if you are interested in fishing.   She will guide you in the right direction.  Fishing Guides, seminars ect, you name it, she has the answers. A beautiful person inside and out. ❤🎣

April Dubroc -
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Wanda Stewart will help you if you are interested in fishing.   She will guide you in the right direction.  Fishing Guides, seminars ect, you name it, she has the answers. A beautiful person inside and out. ❤🎣 https://www.facebook.com/april.dubroc
I have had the privilege of having Wanda on our show.  She shares her experiences with other Ladies and helps t

I have had the privilege of having Wanda on our show.  She shares her experiences with other Ladies and helps to promote Lady Anglers.  It is an honor to have her among our Featured Guests.

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I have had the privilege of having Wanda on our show.  She shares her experiences with other Ladies and helps to promote Lady Anglers.  It is an honor to have her among our Featured Guests.
When it comes to Louisiana fishing the name Wanda Stewart is at the top. A Top Lady angler, Wanda continues to p

When it comes to Louisiana fishing the name Wanda Stewart is at the top. A Top Lady angler, Wanda continues to plant the sportfishing seed in all areas of fishing for all to enjoy. The sister fishing continues to grow and reaches  lady anglers from around the country and world, book your Louisiana fishing adventure with Wanda Stewart today and make an adventure to remember.

https://www.facebook.com/geoff.haramis

Capt. Geoff Haramis - Sportfishfun@gmail.com
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When it comes to Louisiana fishing the name Wanda Stewart is at the top. A Top Lady angler, Wanda continues to plant the sportfishing seed in all areas of fishing for all to enjoy. The sister fishing continues to grow and reaches  lady anglers from around the country and world, book your Louisiana fishing adventure with Wanda Stewart today and make an adventure to remember. https://www.facebook.com/geoff.haramis
   Wanda is doing a wonderful thing !  It is great to see someone encouraging women in the sport of fishing.
  •    Wanda is doing a wonderful thing !  It is great to see someone encouraging women in the sport of fishing.  Wanda’s passion for the sport shows through in everything she does!
Sammy Romano - Chag’s Sporting Goods
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   Wanda is doing a wonderful thing !  It is great to see someone encouraging women in the sport of fishing.  Wanda’s passion for the sport shows through in everything she does!
Wanda is very passionate about getting other women out to fish! She shows a lot of passion for offshore and ins

Wanda is very passionate about getting other women out to fish!

She shows a lot of passion for offshore and inshore fishing she is awesome and does an awesome job, thanks for all the time and hard work you put into the organizations you promote and represent.

John Cranford - Cranfords Refrigeration Llc
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Wanda is very passionate about getting other women out to fish! She shows a lot of passion for offshore and inshore fishing she is awesome and does an awesome job, thanks for all the time and hard work you put into the organizations you promote and represent.
We are honored to be a sponsor and to partner with Wanda Stewart and SisterhoodFishing.com.  Wanda is a tireles

We are honored to be a sponsor and to partner with Wanda Stewart and SisterhoodFishing.com.  Wanda is a tireless supporter of women in the fishing industry.  She brings a refreshing approach to reaching out to women and getting them into the sport of fishing and supporting their efforts.  We need more women in fishing and Wanda is making that happen.

Chicky Tackle Company, LLC,, and Rockport Rattler - Chicky Tackle Company and Rockport Rattler
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We are honored to be a sponsor and to partner with Wanda Stewart and SisterhoodFishing.com.  Wanda is a tireless supporter of women in the fishing industry.  She brings a refreshing approach to reaching out to women and getting them into the sport of fishing and supporting their efforts.  We need more women in fishing and Wanda is making that happen.
Wanda is doing great things for the fishing industry! Great angler woman and role model! WINDY DAY II Fishing C

Wanda is doing great things for the fishing industry! Great angler woman and role model!

WINDY DAY II Fishing Charters

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Wanda is doing great things for the fishing industry! Great angler woman and role model! WINDY DAY II Fishing Charters
I am proud to partner with Sister Hood  Fishing on my Fishing journey. Their dedication to encouraging all lady

I am proud to partner with Sister Hood  Fishing on my Fishing journey. Their dedication to encouraging all lady anglers is phenomenal!

 

 

 https://www.facebook.com/kate.gricehough

Kate Hough - Kate Can Fish
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I am proud to partner with Sister Hood  Fishing on my Fishing journey. Their dedication to encouraging all lady anglers is phenomenal!      https://www.facebook.com/kate.gricehough
Wanda is so passionate about her fishing. I had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago and with her knowledg

Wanda is so passionate about her fishing. I had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago and with her knowledge and guidance I became a wonderful angler and enjoyed winning 1st place in the Diva fishing tournament in Cocodrie La.  Thank you Wanda for all our wonderful fishing trips. Love you girl!  Fish on! 

Sheryl Folse -
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Wanda is so passionate about her fishing. I had the pleasure of meeting her many years ago and with her knowledge and guidance I became a wonderful angler and enjoyed winning 1st place in the Diva fishing tournament in Cocodrie La.  Thank you Wanda for all our wonderful fishing trips. Love you girl!  Fish on! 
Wanda is a lovely person, passionate about fishing and always willing to help others!   https://www.fishangle

Wanda is a lovely person, passionate about fishing and always willing to help others!

 

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FishAngler App - FishAngler App
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Wanda is a lovely person, passionate about fishing and always willing to help others!   https://www.fishangler.com/ ABOUT US FishAngler is paving the way for anglers to explore, catch, and connect all on one common platform.
Wanda has been amazing in her mission to promote ladies in the marine industry! She has selflessly promoted comp

Wanda has been amazing in her mission to promote ladies in the marine industry! She has selflessly promoted companies, charter captains, and new products. She is a total class act and I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated her help and support. Her SisterhoodFishing.com website is one of a kind and is packed with information! Thank you Wanda for all you do!!

Captain Angelia Swanson-Florida - Florida Salty Cowgirl Charters
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Wanda has been amazing in her mission to promote ladies in the marine industry! She has selflessly promoted companies, charter captains, and new products. She is a total class act and I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated her help and support. Her SisterhoodFishing.com website is one of a kind and is packed with information! Thank you Wanda for all you do!!
I had the opportunity to meet Wanda thru one of my lady angler friends. I followed her online for a while, seein

I had the opportunity to meet Wanda thru one of my lady angler friends. I followed her online for a while, seeing her passion for fishing, and promoting individuals in all aspects of the fishing community. Then, I reached out and asked for recommendations on a place to stay, whom to charter, and just general knowledge for fishing in Louisiana.  Couldn’t have been more pleased with the guidance and recommendations she gave.  On top of that, had the opportunity to enjoy part of my vacation with her and Jerry.  It was a Cajun good time. 

Thank you for who you are and all you do.  

Donna Langston -
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I had the opportunity to meet Wanda thru one of my lady angler friends. I followed her online for a while, seeing her passion for fishing, and promoting individuals in all aspects of the fishing community. Then, I reached out and asked for recommendations on a place to stay, whom to charter, and just general knowledge for fishing in Louisiana.  Couldn't have been more pleased with the guidance and recommendations she gave.  On top of that, had the opportunity to enjoy part of my vacation with her and Jerry.  It was a Cajun good time.  Thank you for who you are and all you do.   https://www.facebook.com/donna.stoutlangston
I met Wanda years ago and as a new angler. She was there for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and help

I met Wanda years ago and as a new angler. She was there for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and helped me market Atlastrax, my GPS tracking company, and my Pink Ladies Fishing Team.  Since my diagnosis, I started the Pink Ladies Cancer Foundation, where we take tax-deductible donations to help others and again Wanda was there for me to help inspire, promote and be my friend.  I cant wait to see you again at Icast in Orlando in July.

From promoting her home state of Louisiana and the great fishing it provides, to fishing guides and fishing products, Wanda covers it all. Getting more women involved in the sport of fishing and teaching them through seminars, social media and other platforms available on the internet has made a huge difference in gaining recognition for females trying to find their niche in the outdoor industry.

What Wanda has learned and achieved in Promotional Advertising as well as implemented into her web designs and landing pages has been pretty impressive. Her contacts in the Out Door industry have opened doors for my business as well as my charity organization.

Having Wanda Stewart promote my business is a no-brainer and it is cost-effective for everyone. 

Thank you, Wanda

https://www.facebook.com/atlastraxladiesfishingteam

https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.stash

https://www.facebook.com/atlastrax

https://atlastrax.com/

 

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I met Wanda years ago and as a new angler. She was there for me when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and helped me market Atlastrax, my GPS tracking company, and my Pink Ladies Fishing Team.  Since my diagnosis, I started the Pink Ladies Cancer Foundation, where we take tax-deductible donations to help others and again Wanda was there for me to help inspire, promote and be my friend.  I cant wait to see you again at Icast in Orlando in July. From promoting her home state of Louisiana and the great fishing it provides, to fishing guides and fishing products, Wanda covers it all. Getting more women involved in the sport of fishing and teaching them through seminars, social media and other platforms available on the internet has made a huge difference in gaining recognition for females trying to find their niche in the outdoor industry. What Wanda has learned and achieved in Promotional Advertising as well as implemented into her web designs and landing pages has been pretty impressive. Her contacts in the Out Door industry have opened doors for my business as well as my charity organization. Having Wanda Stewart promote my business is a no-brainer and it is cost-effective for everyone.  Thank you, Wanda https://www.facebook.com/atlastraxladiesfishingteam https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.stash https://www.facebook.com/atlastrax https://atlastrax.com/  
When I think about fishing in Lousiana and where I first started Wanda Stewart is the first thing that comes to

When I think about fishing in Lousiana and where I first started Wanda Stewart is the first thing that comes to mind. She was the first to reach out to me and is what I consider the ambassador to fishing in Lousiana. Her love for Lousiana and this sportsman’s paradise is like no one else. She spends countless days and nights supporting not only women and children in fishing, but all of the charter captains and businesses in the fishing industry in multiple states. Integrity, honesty, and loyalty are the top 3 most important things to me. She is all of this and so much more. I can’t thank her enough for her words of encouragement on the professional tournaments series and continued support of putting women on the water. 

Pro Angler Stacy Fretina - Stacy Fretina Fishing- Pro Redfish Angler
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When I think about fishing in Lousiana and where I first started Wanda Stewart is the first thing that comes to mind. She was the first to reach out to me and is what I consider the ambassador to fishing in Lousiana. Her love for Lousiana and this sportsman’s paradise is like no one else. She spends countless days and nights supporting not only women and children in fishing, but all of the charter captains and businesses in the fishing industry in multiple states. Integrity, honesty, and loyalty are the top 3 most important things to me. She is all of this and so much more. I can’t thank her enough for her words of encouragement on the professional tournaments series and continued support of putting women on the water. 
I came to know Wanda through my work as a Recreational Boating Safety Specialist with the Coast Guard.  It is s

I came to know Wanda through my work as a Recreational Boating Safety Specialist with the Coast Guard.  It is so refreshing to see someone unhesitatingly embrace all things safety and preparedness.  Not only is she a fantastic ambassador for women in the outdoors, she’s an incredible ambassador to boating safety as well.  

Paul Barnard - Coast Guard
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I came to know Wanda through my work as a Recreational Boating Safety Specialist with the Coast Guard.  It is so refreshing to see someone unhesitatingly embrace all things safety and preparedness.  Not only is she a fantastic ambassador for women in the outdoors, she's an incredible ambassador to boating safety as well.   https://www.facebook.com/paul.barnard.18
W.S. Wanda’s initials, Women Strong! Welcoming, supporting, surrounding herself with the best female anglers

W.S. Wanda’s initials, Women Strong!

Welcoming, supporting, surrounding herself with the best female anglers in the nation & beyond. I am so proud of the sisterhood that Wanda has created for us all! I know who & where to turn to when I need inspiration & motivation! Thank you for all you do hermana! 

Clara Ricabal - Catching California, Outdoor Writer, Tournament Director/Angler
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W.S. Wanda’s initials, Women Strong! Welcoming, supporting, surrounding herself with the best female anglers in the nation & beyond. I am so proud of the sisterhood that Wanda has created for us all! I know who & where to turn to when I need inspiration & motivation! Thank you for all you do hermana! 
Wanda is clearly passionate about not only helping get women fishing but keeping them active and engaged. She is

Wanda is clearly passionate about not only helping get women fishing but keeping them active and engaged. She is a driving force for so many. 

BeBe Dalton Harrison - Owner, Angling Women
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Wanda is clearly passionate about not only helping get women fishing but keeping them active and engaged. She is a driving force for so many. 
I am forever grateful for meeting Wanda Stewart a few years ago!  She has motivated me and guided me through so

I am forever grateful for meeting Wanda Stewart a few years ago!  She has motivated me and guided me through so much in the fishing industry! Wanda is definitely an asset AND an inspiration to us all! Tight lines!🎣🎣🎣🐟🐟🐟❤️

Christine Unsworth - Reel Princess Female Angler Apparel/President
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I am forever grateful for meeting Wanda Stewart a few years ago!  She has motivated me and guided me through so much in the fishing industry! Wanda is definitely an asset AND an inspiration to us all! Tight lines!🎣🎣🎣🐟🐟🐟❤️
Timmy And I met Wanda Stewart through a  mutual friend who is a Charter Guide. We had started a small bed and b

Timmy And I met Wanda Stewart through a  mutual friend who is a Charter Guide. We had started a small bed and breakfast and we needed someone who had knowledge of the social media platforms and someone who was truly interested in helping us succeed and who was reasonable with their media prices. All we can say is that after a year of advertising with Wanda we have learned so much about promoting our business and have gained so many new contacts and repeat clients who love the bayou way of life and love to fish Louisiana. Wanda is an avid angler and puts her heart and soul into promoting Louisiana and our great fisheries. From designing websites to landing pages, setting up social media accounts and designing banners with hyperlinks, event coordinators, advocating for women in the outdoors,Wanda can handle it all! 

Timmy And Terese's Cajun Paradise - Timmy And Terese's Cajun Paradise
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Timmy And I met Wanda Stewart through a  mutual friend who is a Charter Guide. We had started a small bed and breakfast and we needed someone who had knowledge of the social media platforms and someone who was truly interested in helping us succeed and who was reasonable with their media prices. All we can say is that after a year of advertising with Wanda we have learned so much about promoting our business and have gained so many new contacts and repeat clients who love the bayou way of life and love to fish Louisiana. Wanda is an avid angler and puts her heart and soul into promoting Louisiana and our great fisheries. From designing websites to landing pages, setting up social media accounts and designing banners with hyperlinks, event coordinators, advocating for women in the outdoors,Wanda can handle it all! 
Wanda Stewart is truly the Ambassador to Louisiana Recreational Fishing, whether I run into her at Ace Hardware

Wanda Stewart is truly the Ambassador to Louisiana Recreational Fishing, whether I run into her at Ace Hardware or the Outdoor Show, the talk always centers around enjoying the Louisiana outdoors.  Her enthusiasm is contagious. 

Charley B. - Retired Slidell
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Wanda Stewart is truly the Ambassador to Louisiana Recreational Fishing, whether I run into her at Ace Hardware or the Outdoor Show, the talk always centers around enjoying the Louisiana outdoors.  Her enthusiasm is contagious. 
Oh, where to start ... first and foremost ... Miss Wanda ...  such an amazing friend, fisherwoman, business wom

Oh, where to start … first and foremost … Miss Wanda …  such an amazing friend, fisherwoman, business woman, promoter and just all around cheerleader for all lady anglers.  She inspires me daily with her excitement about fishing and her generosity is beyond compare.  I just want to tell yall a little bit about myself and how Wanda has encouraged me.  My mom was diagnosed with ALS in August 2022 and since then I have been spending 85% of my time with she and my dad in east Texas.  Wanda had the idea for me to start a journal to kind of think about things that make me happy while I am away from home.   Thank you Wanda for giving me the idea to write all this down and share with yall … My mom is holding her own and that is great news, but I appreciate any prayers yall want to send her way … 

This is my fishing story …

I went fishing for the first time in my life when I was about 6 or 7.  My grandfather,  Big Daddy is what we called him.  He was a top-notch, A#1 fisherman.  He lived in Quinlan, TX.  We always fished on Lake Tawokoni.  We would leave out about 5 a.m.  He would tie our rods to the boat with crab string so we wouldn’t accidentally lose them.  Now in Quinlan. Tx there is not too much shrimp to fish with.  We would stop at the bait store and get a box of TV bait shrimp.  We hit the water, got to one of his special “honey holes”, he cast the line out in the water for me and told me to sit there and wait.  It wasn’t about 15 seconds til I got my very first tug … I was squealing with delight.  He said “jerk it baby, you gonna get him!”.

He was right.  I reeled in about a 2 lb catfish.  From that point on I was hooked.  I looked forward to my fishing trips with my Big Daddy.  He taught me so much.  Big Daddy passed away in 1995.  After that my fishing trips with friends were few and far between. I had 3 kids and a career and not a lot of time on my hands.  Time passed, my kids grew up and in 2016 I relocated to Carlyss, Louisiana, near Lake Charles.   I knew nobody here except my significant other, Greg.  We shared a love for fishing.  The first time we went fishing I asked him “Are we going to stop at the bait shop and get a box of TV bait shrimp?”.  After he picked himself up off of the floor from laughter he said “Um … NO.  were gonna go down to Holly Beach Seafood and get some bait shrimp.”  So off we went … yall … these shrimp looked like something I would take home and cook and enjoy.  I was like my goodness if this is bait shrimp I cant wait to see what kind of shrimp we are gonna use to cook with.  At this point, I knew I loved Louisiana even more.  We got the boat in the water and away we went out into the marsh.  My first time to ever be in the marsh.  I didnt even know what a marsh was.  I loved everything about it.  The way it looked was beautiful to my eyes, but the way it smelled … oh it just smelled like nature and heaven combined.  Now remember, in my lifetime the only fish Ive ever fished for is catfish.  When I cast out into that water I had no idea that my fishing life would never be the same.  I had so many firsts that day.  I saw my first alligator.  It was just cruisin along down the canal.  I saw my first mullet jumping up out of the water like little pieces of popcorn flying around. I saw my first sheephead with their human looking teeth.  I caugh a stingray.  I had no idea what I had snagged, I just knew that I’d never fought so hard to get something up close enough to the boat just to see what it was, because I was scared that I had caught Jaws!  We caught everything that day.  That was the day I caught my very first red fish.  What a rush.  I fought with that fish for what seemed like hours.  He felt different than that stingray.  He felt different from a catfish.  He felt different from a bass.  I remember getting chill bumps (in August in Southwest Louisiana) when I saw that beautiful fish rolling around on the top of the water as I got him close to the boat.  Since then I have had 100s of trips out into that beautiful marsh and I love fishing with Greg and whoever else tags along with us.  Redfish are my all time favorite to catch.  I also have fallen in love with crabbing.  I mean if you’re out in the marsh fishing, you might as well have 6 or 7 pieces of well baited crab string hanging over the sides of the boat.  Right??? A couple dozen crabs never hurt anyone!!!

I guess what Im trying to tell everyone is that even though I was born and raised in north central Texas … I got down here as quick as I could to catch all the wonderful creatures in these Louisiana waterways!!!  If you asked me every day “Hey Lori, what you wanna do today?”  my answer will always be “We goin fishin yall!”

I thank God every day for giving me the life I have.  I have so much to be thankful for, and fishing is definitely one of God’s many blessings for me. 

Lori Sorter - Cajun Boat Balm
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Oh, where to start ... first and foremost ... Miss Wanda ...  such an amazing friend, fisherwoman, business woman, promoter and just all around cheerleader for all lady anglers.  She inspires me daily with her excitement about fishing and her generosity is beyond compare.  I just want to tell yall a little bit about myself and how Wanda has encouraged me.  My mom was diagnosed with ALS in August 2022 and since then I have been spending 85% of my time with she and my dad in east Texas.  Wanda had the idea for me to start a journal to kind of think about things that make me happy while I am away from home.   Thank you Wanda for giving me the idea to write all this down and share with yall ... My mom is holding her own and that is great news, but I appreciate any prayers yall want to send her way ...  This is my fishing story ... I went fishing for the first time in my life when I was about 6 or 7.  My grandfather,  Big Daddy is what we called him.  He was a top-notch, A#1 fisherman.  He lived in Quinlan, TX.  We always fished on Lake Tawokoni.  We would leave out about 5 a.m.  He would tie our rods to the boat with crab string so we wouldn't accidentally lose them.  Now in Quinlan. Tx there is not too much shrimp to fish with.  We would stop at the bait store and get a box of TV bait shrimp.  We hit the water, got to one of his special "honey holes", he cast the line out in the water for me and told me to sit there and wait.  It wasn't about 15 seconds til I got my very first tug ... I was squealing with delight.  He said "jerk it baby, you gonna get him!". He was right.  I reeled in about a 2 lb catfish.  From that point on I was hooked.  I looked forward to my fishing trips with my Big Daddy.  He taught me so much.  Big Daddy passed away in 1995.  After that my fishing trips with friends were few and far between. I had 3 kids and a career and not a lot of time on my hands.  Time passed, my kids grew up and in 2016 I relocated to Carlyss, Louisiana, near Lake Charles.   I knew nobody here except my significant other, Greg.  We shared a love for fishing.  The first time we went fishing I asked him "Are we going to stop at the bait shop and get a box of TV bait shrimp".  After he picked himself up off of the floor from laughter he said "Um ... NO.  were gonna go down to Holly Beach Seafood and get some bait shrimp."  So off we went ... yall ... these shrimp looked like something I would take home and cook and enjoy.  I was like my goodness if this is bait shrimp I cant wait to see what kind of shrimp we are gonna use to cook with.  At this point, I knew I loved Louisiana even more.  We got the boat in the water and away we went out into the marsh.  My first time to ever be in the marsh.  I didnt even know what a marsh was.  I loved everything about it.  The way it looked was beautiful to my eyes, but the way it smelled ... oh it just smelled like nature and heaven combined.  Now remember, in my lifetime the only fish Ive ever fished for is catfish.  When I cast out into that water I had no idea that my fishing life would never be the same.  I had so many firsts that day.  I saw my first alligator.  It was just cruisin along down the canal.  I saw my first mullet jumping up out of the water like little pieces of popcorn flying around. I saw my first sheephead with their human looking teeth.  I caugh a stingray.  I had no idea what I had snagged, I just knew that I'd never fought so hard to get something up close enough to the boat just to see what it was, because I was scared that I had caught Jaws!  We caught everything that day.  That was the day I caught my very first red fish.  What a rush.  I fought with that fish for what seemed like hours.  He felt different than that stingray.  He felt different from a catfish.  He felt different from a bass.  I remember getting chill bumps (in August in Southwest Louisiana) when I saw that beautiful fish rolling around on the top of the water as I got him close to the boat.  Since then I have had 100s of trips out into that beautiful marsh and I love fishing with Greg and whoever else tags along with us.  Redfish are my all time favorite to catch.  I also have fallen in love with crabbing.  I mean if you're out in the marsh fishing, you might as well have 6 or 7 pieces of well baited crab string hanging over the sides of the boat.  Right A couple dozen crabs never hurt anyone!!! I guess what Im trying to tell everyone is that even though I was born and raised in north central Texas ... I got down here as quick as I could to catch all the wonderful creatures in these Louisiana waterways!!!  If you asked me every day "Hey Lori, what you wanna do today"  my answer will always be "We goin fishin yall!" I thank God every day for giving me the life I have.  I have so much to be thankful for, and fishing is definitely one of God's many blessings for me. 

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