Lindsay Whalen

By: Lindsay Whalen, guard for the Minnesota Lynx.

Lindsay Whalen enjoys fishing, especially in her home town of Hutchinson.

Lindsay Whalen - largeEveryone knows that I love the great state of Minnesota. Having been born and raised in the state, I have so many fun memories, from growing up in Hutchinson to my days with the Gophers and now with the Minnesota Lynx. Of all of my favorite Minnesota-related memories, one of my favorite things about this great state is the fishing. You just can't beat it!

Like many Minnesotans I love to fish and thankfully there are tons of lakes to choose from! When I think back on my summers growing up, my dad and I always made sure to take some time to spend with each other. One of our favorite things to do together was go fishing. Our favorite spot to fish was right in my hometown of Hutchinson. It was so fun and relaxing to sit out on the lake and enjoy some peaceful time together while catching some fish.

It's important to me to take time out of my busy basketball schedule to spend quality one-on-one time with my family and friends and when I can, get out on the lake. I will always call Minnesota my home and I know that when I need a relaxing day, I don't have to travel very far to find open water and a fishing pole.