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7 Anglers to Catch on Instagram Right Now

Grab your rods and let’s see who’s making a splash on Instagram.

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If you’re dipping your toes into fishing or just want to get a handle on what’s going on in the broader fishing world, this is a good place to reel in some major inspiration from some folks who have been getting in the water a while and using their conservation efforts and love of the sea to connect with their community. 

Taku | @outdoorcheflife

Chef Taku Kondo’s content is chock full of some of the best fishing and foraging adventures on the web. Highlighting the best of nearby marine environments, we are filled with delight scrolling through videos featuring him prying open urchin to slurp down in satisfaction or preparing fresh Bonito with an audience of sea lions looking on. Using foods found on local land in nearby open water, like seaweed and wild mushrooms, Chef Taku never ceases to satisfy our appetite for epic adventures and awesome food. Follow along with Chef Taku’s adventures on Instagram and Youtube.

Gabaccia | @gabbaccia

First generation Mexican-American Gabaccia Morena’s advocacy and leadership motivates us to rethink how we are #exploring responsibly outdoors. During her first Instagram Live episode she discoused ways adventurers can honor the fragility around spawning season by relocating to bigger river systems instead of wading through tributaries which are used as “nurseries.” Her undeniable ingenuity shines through her continued work educating and empowering lovers of the outdoors. You can read all about and follow Gabaccia on Instagram or her website.

Jahmicah | @spoutfitter

As dad, husband, and the first Black owner of an outdoor gear shop in the country, Jahmicah continues to inspire us. In between time spent at the shop and caring for family, Jahmicah finds joy in putting his angling skills to work on the water. In a recent Instagram post, he describes these meditative moments perfectly, “Make sure you take your time, Rod tip down, set the hook, I can’t believe I’m here fly fishing, wait on your back cast, consistent strip, present the fly gracefully wow what a gorgeous day, let the rod do the work, it’s not in your wrist, but in your arm, 1-2-3-1-2-3, I wonder what I’ll see today?” You can follow Jahmicah, his sweet family, and Slim Pickins Outfitters on Instagram.

Jenny | @girlof10000lakes

Mother, angler, author, and former news anchor Jenny Anderson wants her followers to step out of their comfort zone and learn something new. One of Jenny’s recent blog entries, “Clean In, Clean Out To Stop The Spread Of Aquatic Invasive Species,” gives readers ways they can prevent invasive species in Minnesota’s local waters from hitching rides on vessels and as a result threaten or kill other habitats. Jenny offers step-by-step, easily digestible reads for newbies and avid outdoors people alike to recreate responsibly and follow the simple rules of “clean in, clean out” along with her expertise in family outdoor recreation and travel. Follow Jenny and her family’s journey on Instagram and her website, Girl of 10,000 Lakes.

Brown Folks Fishing | @brownfolksfishing

Inspired by a deep need to “reimagine fishing as a gateway to conservation”, Brown Folks Fishing is a platform highlighting community members and featuring content covering the intersections of justice, equity, and inclusion in the outdoors. Some of their initiatives include a scholarship fund for new anglers, gear libraries, and community-focused educational events. Brown Folks Fishing is a member of the Diversify Outdoors Coalition, a coalition of digital influencers, entrepreneurs and affinity groups promoting diversity in outdoor recreation and conservation. Their hashtag, #WeStokeJoy continues to inspire anglers from all walks of life to post their experiences outdoors. Follow BFF’s Instagram and website for updates.

Brianne | @brianne_lauro

As a descendent of Filipino plantation workers and daughter, granddaughter, & great-granddaughter to local fishers & hunters, Brianne knows a lot about angling from her family’s roots. When you scroll through her Instagram feed you’ll instantly feel the love she has for land, sea, and her family pouring from each capture. She was awarded the Truman Scholar in 2020, a graduate fellowship program for students pursuing public service careers and inspires her community, both locally and abroad, to seek more ways to engage in caring for the Land. For a more intricate look at Brianne’s life, check out her recent podcast episode on She Explores which dives deep into the ways she weaves together her love of conservation and family connection. Check out Brianne on Instagram and follow her journey.

Jaylyn | @jaylyn.gough

Jaylyn is a Navajo photographer, activist, and founder of Native Women’s Wilderness, an organization dedicated to building connections for Native women and amplifying the stories and work of Indigenous leaders in the outdoors. Through her advocacy and community-building work, she has paved a way for future anglers and outdoor lovers alike. You can find Jaylyn on Instagram bringing awareness to Murdered, Missing, Indigenous Women (#MMIW), giving thanks for the days’ catch, and leading us to become better allies to Indigenous communities and more compassionate guests on the Lands we enjoy adventuring on.

Cover photo: Jahmicah Dawes

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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