Every angler, at one point or another, dreams of what it would be like to become a tournament angler and for some, it even becomes a reality. However, you should know that it’s not as easy as one may think! I am by no means a professional angler, but I have fished my fair share of tournaments, and I continue to work hard towards my passions of becoming one. In this blog, I will talk about some tips and tricks to help you out when it comes to tournament season!
Believe it or not, Christmas is just a couple months away and pretty soon everyone is going to be piling into their local malls and shopping centres to find the perfect gift for their family members and friends. It’s never easy to decide what to get someone for everyone’s favorite holiday, but if you can nail down the person's favorite hobby, you may have a much better time selecting the perfect gift for them. In this blog, we’re going to talk about the top gifts to buy someone who loves to fish.
Whether you just started fishing or you’ve been fishing your whole life, there’s never a bad time to take a look at some of the cool fishing gear out there. Although nothing beats a simple day out on the lake fishing, there’s seemingly always a way to enhance your experience with some cool fishing tech, a new tackle box, or swag that you can wear everywhere to show your love of fishing. Like smartphones, it seems like every year so many cool fishing gadgets come out that we can’t really keep track of them all. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some awesome fishing gadgets and accessories that you may not have come across otherwise.
Fishing is one of those hobbies where you can spend next to nothing on fishing gear and still have a good time. However, you could also spend thousands on gear and still have fun; it all depends on what kind of fisher you want to be.. but let's be honest we all love our gear, and the truth of the matter is that you could have a lot more room in your budget for cool fishing gear if you were able to save money on the actual fishing trip itself. Let’s face it, we’re not all millionaires, so it’s only natural that we need to make sacrifices in order to do what we love. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at some ways you can save money on your next fishing trip so you have room in your fishing budget.
For the longest time, the angling community has shared their fishing experiences via word of mouth. How else would you be able to describe the experience with the conditions and the details?
Even if you were lucky enough to have a friend standing there with a camera or smartphone to get a photo of you holding the fish, there's still not much to go off of about the story of that catch.
For myself, sharing our experience with the community is important. Every time that I listen to a fellow angler or read a thread on a fishing forum about a certain angling experience, I tend to learn something. Any good angler learns from their own experience, and the word of others as well.
With all this detail in every story and in every catch, the pictures of the catch that anglers have shared contain a nice shot of the fish but doesn’t tell anything of how it was caught, what that battle was like, what was used, or how the fish was even hooked up. No good story started with the end and yet a picture of your catch only provides just that. Anglers need a better tool, something that can tell their story for them. For me, it's a GoFish Cam. With it you can actually capture and share the entire angler’s experience from the cast, the bite, the hook set, the fight and landing the fish. GoFish Cam allows you to capture video of that fish, full of life, in its environment.
Instead of showing a friend a picture of a fish and having to tell a full story, try capturing a video of that catch, let them live the story versus hearing it, and see the difference in their reaction!
As a last point, what’s funny is I’ve focused on what happens if you get a catch… but what about if you don’t end up landing it? “Let me tell you a story… of the biggest fish that got away!” How many times have you heard that before? Well, there’s never really been a way to actually know what that was or what happened… until now!
Check out a clip of a big one getting away here:
Interested in giving bottom-fishing a go? Great! I've gone ahead and highlighted the Top 10 issues that anglers face when bottom-fishing below. Make sure you know what's to come and tips to avoid them so you can bottom fish better!
As a tournament angler, I require the right knot for the right application. The knot can mean success or failure. Quality line is extremely important, but even the best lines get nicked, cut, stretched and wear out. It is important to re-tie regularly to ensure you don’t lose your expensive lures, in-line fishing cameras, or other in-line equipment, and most importantly that fish of a lifetime.
If I were going to share 101 things to enhance your fishing success and enjoyment, what would that look like? Well, it would look like me rambling on about fishing, and here it goes. Yeah, I’m that crazy!
One of the most challenging and frustrating things an angler faces is being skunked. Whether fishing a tournament, or just out fishing for fun, getting zero fish in the boat isn’t a story you want to share. Don’t get me wrong, I truly love, as many others do, to just be on the water. It has a calming effect in your spirit. But we all desire to have a great day while catch something.