The Bare Knuckle Babes wade through muddy creeks, wrangling catfish for female empowerment.
19-year-old Lucy Millsap won the 2013 Okie Noodling Festival outright, beating both men and women by wrangling a 72-pound catfish, which was good for the largest in festival history.
Millsap refused to enter the women's division:
“My dad asked me if I wanted to fish in the women's division and I said, ‘Heck no.' I don't want to fish in the women's division. I want to beat the men,” Millsap said.
With women winning in the noodling world, there are not many He-Man Women Haters Club left.
Although, I can't see much objection from male noodlers over the Babes crashing their party.
The Babes also encourage other women to adopt the sport.
I imagine muddy water is good for exfoliation as well as resistance training. That's the new fitness hotness these days.
We can all learn something from the Bare Knuckle Babes.