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“The minute you think about giving up, remember the reason you tried in the first place.”

Chasten is a 17 year old angler who proves “it’s more than just fishing.”
Her mission is to help kids of all ages, especially girls, become comfortable anglers while teaching positive life skills, thoughtfulness, doing whats right for the right reasons, and choosing to stay active outdoors. It’s not about what you look like or outside appearance, what matters is what’s inside. She is actively working with some local tournaments to include kid divisions as well as girls/ladies divisions, all in hopes this will encourage more kids to fish as well as families to fish as “a family.”

Chasten works closely with Florida Sportsman, traveling with their expos, promoting conservation and helping to teach kids and adults fishing seminars.

Join us to fish, learn, teach and give back; a reel girl can tackle anything. If you are interested in Chasten coming into your church, tackle store, or youth group, please contact us.

There are several ways to throw a cast net… this is one that I prefer.

World Record 178lb Tarpon caught by 15-year-old Chasten Whitfield

IGFA Certified my 178 lb tarpon…but…it won’t go on the books as a World Record because I didn’t buy a kill tag & weigh it on a scale. I wouldn’t do that. It was a rainy & cloudy day, a day I will never forget – the most amazing fight with the most amazing fish! We did all the measurements and calculations. Fishing with Nick DiMare & Seth Walter I set out to beat a 129lb tarpon to beat the current world record title, which I sure did!. Although I chose not kill a fish for a “title”, I still caught a 178lb fish – a world record in my world.

Reel Time Fishing Florida Sportsman

Reel Time with Florida Sportsman is back on the big screen for its third season! For the premiere episode, Chasten Whitfield, 14, puts Capt. George Gozdz on an inshore bite that he’ll never forget, along the shores of Cortez, Florida. From perfectly throwing a cast net to landing an “inshore slam,” Chasten shows Capt. George her undeniable passion for all things fishing. News Channel 10 comes out to talk to Chaz while she fights a 150 lb tarpon for 90 mins

They Forgot Their Troubles for a Day of Fishing

Meet Hunter:

He is undergoing treatments for Lymphangiomatosis

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Check out his fishing experience on the Seminars and Taking Kids Fishing Tab

Meet Easton:

He has Spinal Bifida

Click on Pic to see News Story of his new Beach Wheelchair

Check out his fishing experience on the Seminars and Taking Kids Fishing Tab


What Defines YOU? This is why I do what I do…

These children have disabilities from Autism to Down Syndrome…what do they have in common? The need to be with people and a desire to enjoy what the world has to offer. THANK YOU to all our Old Salt members and sponsors that are making this happen today for these deserving kids!!!

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