I am a married female, just taking up fishing after many years. I used to go with my Dad as a kid and loved it. So far I have gone fishing a few times with some night crawlers and have caught some blue gill and one small large mouth bass in the private lake in a homeowners association that I join for swimming/tennis etc. They tell me it has 10 bound bass in there and I hope to find out one day! I would prefer a female angler but the bottom line is I just want a fishing buddy in my area who would not mind teaching me a few things, and enjoying the company. I will fish alone if I have to and read up about it, watch videos, etc. but if I could find the right person to fish with it would be so much nicer.