About The Chicks

By profession, we are two teachers; by passion, we are two educators AND tournament anglers! We love to teach our students and we love to teach everyone and anyone about fishing. Our goal for this page is to share our passion for fishing and hopefully, have you get hooked with us! We will share our trials and tribulations, as well as our triumphs, through live video updates along the way. Hopefully, we will keep you entertained and inspire you to give fishing a try. Fishing is a great way to relax, connect you to nature, and make new friends. It requires zero experience to get started, but we’ll warn you now, once you do, you won't want to look back! Let’s have some fun!

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"Life is better when you fish!"

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LORI POVISIL 

When I was 4 years old, I caught my first fish while on vacation with my family in Maine. While holding it up for the camera, a big bird came down and snatched it out of my hand. Luckily, I wasn’t turned off from fishing, but I’m not a big fan of birds! As I got older, I used to head to the local pond and creek to fish after
school with my neighborhood friends. There was the occasional fishing trip with my dad to a local reservoir but that usually ended up with me and my brother skipping rocks or playing 'kick the can'. I remember in 6th grade we had an end of the year picnic, I carried my rod and one lure, the Hula Popper, to the pond where we had the picnic. The boys in my class thought I was crazy and said I wouldn’t catch anything on that lure. Well, before we had our lunch, I proved them wrong as I reeled in a bass that weighed over 5 pounds! All of a sudden, I was “the girl that caught a big fish”! I continued to fish throughout the rest of my schooling, but it took a backseat as I spent the majority of my time practicing and playing basketball which, I played all the way through college. 

I am blessed to have been able to follow my dreams and goals throughout my life. One such goal was to be a teacher and a coach. I can proudly say that I have been teaching for 31 years and coached basketball for 20 years. As my teaching career is winding down, I find myself ready to pursue more dreams of mine. I hope to officially obtain my 6-pack Captain's License and start running fishing seminars on the water. To keep the competitive side in me happy, I want to continue to fish bass tournaments and get involved in some ocean tournaments as well.

Keep checking back and see how things progress!

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BETH MILLS 

I grew up fishing with my family, it was an activity that brought us all together. My Dad would always take us fishing after dinner on Sundays to a local reservoir. We had one mission…to catch the largest bass! Instead, we would catch bluegill, crappie, turtles, and of course…my Dad’s hat right off of his head..haha!
 

I live in Westerville, Ohio and moved here after attending college at Ohio State. I have been teaching for 15 years and absolutely love my job! I teach Adapted Physical Education (APE) which means I provide specially designed physical education to children with special needs. The icing on the cake for me is that I am allotted field trips every year, and of course one of those
trips is when I get to take my students fishing! It was not until later in life that a spark ignited and a true passion for fishing emerged. All credit
goes to my friend, Lori. She always insisted we rent a boat or take a trip that involved fishing.

 

One day we both realized we could get to better spots on the lake if we just bought a boat…so we did! We fished all the time and were eventually asked to fish a local bass tournament. Now we can’t stop competing! In 2015, I became a member of the LBAA, competing as a co-angler. I was terrified in my first event because it was the first time I fished without my teammate. I have to admit I was super spoiled because I never took a fish off the hook when I fished with Lori. The best part for me fishing that first event was not catching any fish, because I had no idea what I was going to do if
I caught one! Four years later, I have more confidence and experience and can do it all on my own. With that said, I have been blessed to bring home some LBAA hardware and “cash a check” as Runner Up on Kentucky Lake in 2016; 3rd Place finish on Kentucky Lake in 2018; and 2018 LBAA CLASSIC 4th Place finish on Bull Shoals Lake in Arkansas.

 

My goal in the future is to become better at reading electronics and gain more experience with driving the boat in rough water. One of the best things about the LBAA is the opportunity to stop and look at how many women
are together learning, laughing and competing because we all love one thing...FISHING! It will always give me goosebumps!