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ELSA FLORES

USA Kayak Fishing Saltwater  |  Athlete

Elsa was born in Sonora, Mexico and raised in southern California. Her father was a pangero fisherman in Bahia De Los Lobos. Growing up, she spent her summers and winter breaks with him, where she developed her love for the ocean and its mysteries. My best childhood memories were with my father out at sea. Her love for the sea didn’t stay in Mexico. She grew up in Lawndale, five miles away from Manhattan beach, where she surf fished, and as soon as she convinced her mom to let her jump on a sport boat at the age of thirteen, she did! She still loves fishing with folks on sport boats. Her first job was at a fishing tackle store. She would always try to figure out a way to be around the fishing community, and still does! Five years ago, she overheard her buddy Jose talking about this group that loves to cook, camp, and fish on a kayak. When I heard he was going up to fish with them, Elsa asked if she could tag along. It was an amazing weekend!  Fresh N Salty folk could not have been more loving. She was hooked! She started driving up north a couple times a month, trying to meet more folks to learn as much as she could about the sport. Not too much time passed, and her curiosity grew wondering where the best places to kayak fish and a google search led her to Los Buzos. She found herself there within a year and had an epic fishing adventure with Robert Field and Adam Fisk. Many fishing adventures later, she is pleased and honored to be a part of the USAngling fishing team!