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Fishing is a Way of Life

There is something about watching the sun come up while you’re out on the water waiting for a bite on your line. It is the silence before the big one bites and the anticipation of the fight to reel in your next trophy fish. For some (like us) fishing is more than just a hobby. It’s a full time job and it’s a way of life.

Fishing can be done by everyone no matter what their age, where they live, how much money they have or anything else. Anyone can become a professional with enough practice, the right equipment and enough experience. Fishing is about the enjoyment you get out of beating your personal best. It’s about trudging through rainy, cold days and getting covered in mud to find the perfect lake at the end of the path. It’s all about the fish and the excitement.

Not every day is a good day on the lake and not every moment of fishing is exciting. There are days when you’re doing nothing but sitting in your boat (or at the edge of the dock) and nothing is biting no matter what the fish finder says, what lure or what color you use. Even if you know there should be fish where you’re casting you’re just not getting anything. Trust me we’ve had plenty of those days.

But it’s days like those when you have to tell yourself that no matter how bad the fishing is that it’s better than doing anything else. For us it’s about being out there and waiting like a patient hunter for that trophy fish. It’s about watching that monster bass leaping out the water and the struggle to get him in the boat to take that picture. The few minutes of success and excitement are worth the potential hours of waiting.

Those bad days make us stronger fishermen and give us better experience but they can still wear you down. When you’re having a bad day on the water what keeps you going? Why do you fish? What makes you get up before dawn or stay out past midnight when other people are heading home and giving up? Why is fishing your passion?

Ultimate Catch

The Reel Keel fishing lure has attracted the attention of Captain Eric Ciocher from the Florida coast. With 30 years of fishing experience in both salt and fresh water, Captain Eric has tested out the Reel Keel and filmed it in action for his show Ultimate Catch.

He took the lure out twice, once to film with bass and once for redfish. The bass show will be airing tonight at 6PM on the Sportsman’s Channel and replaying again in May. The show featuring the Reel Keel with some Redfish action will be aired shortly, we’ll keep you posted once we get the scheduling.

For more information about Captain Eric or Ultimate Catch check out the links below:
My Outdoor TV – Ultimate Catch
Ultimate Catch Website

As always, stay tuned for more exciting news about the Reel Keel fishing lures. Tight lines and good fishing!

Quiz Answers: White and striped bass

If you still have not answered the questions from last month’s white and striped bass profile newsletter, here they are:

  1. Q: What is another names for striped bass?
    A: Rock fish or stripers
  2. Q: What is another name for white bass?
    A: Silver or sand fish.
  3. Q: At what temperature do these fish spawn at?
    A: 58 degrees farinhite.
  4. Q: TRUE/FALSE: White bass and striped bass are related to largemouth and smallmouth bass
    A: FALSE: White and striped bass are actually more related to perch than largemouth and smallmouth bass.
  5. Q: Which fish grows faster, larger and lives longer, white bass or striped bass?
    A: Striped bass.
  6. Q: Where can you find white or striped bass in man-made lakes in the late fall and winter?
    A: Coves between main-lake points, junction of creek channel and old river channel, deep holes in the old river at the upper end of the lake (in the winter) and deep main lake points especially those at the upper end of the lake.
  7. Q: WHere can you find white and striped bass in rivers during the early spring through to spawning?
    A: Large backwaters that warm earlier that the main river, tailwaters of upstream dams and mouth s of large tributaries.
  8. Q: What is the difference in fishing techniques between stripers and white bass?
    A: Stripers demand tougher equipment and bigger bait.
  9. Q: What type of shad should you use for trolling?
    A: Gizzard shad because they grow larger and are heartier you can tell the difference by their colour. Gizzard shad have blackish margins on their tails.
  10. Q: When getting close to a school of stripers or white bass what should you do to make sure you don’t scare them?
    A: Use an electric motor to get within casting distance since the outboard motor’s vibrations will not spook the fish.