First Female Angler Completes Expert Level of the Western Native Trout Challenge

December 20, 2019 By: Erin Block

The Western Native Trout Challenge “requires anglers to fish across the West, catching and photographing native species. There are three levels of the challenge. The Expert level requires you to catch six species in fours states; Advanced level requires 12 species across eight states; and the Master level requires 18 species in 12 states.” In this interview highlight, meet the first female angler to hit the Expert (and probably Advanced) Level–Laurie Banks of Sacramento, California.