When it comes to fishing, the ladies seem to be attracted to the methods outside of your traditional rod and reel. You’ve got your women bowfishing. Pulling in a fish with a rope is also popular. And then there’s this method, and I can’t decide whether it’s traditional or nontraditional. It’s nontraditional fishing in that this isn’t how the majority of folks go fishing these days. But then again, it’s traditional fishing in that there are no tools used and few clothes worn. How closer can you get to the prehistoric origin of fishing than noodling? It doesn’t get much more old school than just putting your arm in the water and pulling fish to the surface bare-handed.
These girls call themselves the “Bare Knuckle Babes.” One of the members of this fishing crew, Lucy Milsap, has become the face of the group, as she won the annual Okie Noodling Tournament, having caught a 72-pound flathead catfish during the competition. She’s also pretty cute, which helps with their calendar sales, undoubtedly. It’s crazy that noodling is illegal in a lot of states. I’ve never been myself, but I’d like to try it. I actually know more women who want to try it than men. I’ve thrown out the idea of noodling when around groups of women, and the positive response is overwhelming. What is it about this type of fishing that women like so much? I’d be curious to hear any theories that people have. Check out the Bare Knuckle Babes below. If you like the video, ‘Share’ it.