We showed you some footage a little while back of cats being used as bait that was clearly fake. Well, someone has figured out a way to make some coin by spreading lies about fishermen and selling shirts. Now I’m not saying that people have never used cats as bait, maybe they have, but its certainly not a contributing factor to the decline of the feline population. And showing carefully edited videos, that not only fail to show a hook actually in a cat, or a fish actually eating a cat, is laughable.
It’s really unfortunate that people prey on the gullibility of others to make a quick dime. The site doesn’t try to hide anything, they even clearly state that they are a FOR profit organization. If anyone out there can actually show me footage of of a cat REALLY being use as bait, I’ll buy a shirt myself!
The Bassmasters Classic is the biggest bass fishing tournament in the world. For 38 years the classic has only featured men, but this year that changed. Kim Bain-Moore made history competing against 49 men for the most coveted prize in bass fishing. For some reason this was a hard pill to swallow for many of her competitors and fans of the sport and that blows me away. Kim’s reflections on the event really put things into perspective.
“Then there was the undercurrent of displeasure towards my situation from some of my fellow Classic competitors…which for a few of them turned into a personal vendetta.
Be careful what you wish for, hey. I wished to fish the Classic and that’s exactly what I got — boots and all. Thanks guys for making it real and not pretend. I’ve been to the Classic, and there was no special favourite sister or hold the door for the girl treatment. Yet out of the blue, friendliness, yes; some true greats of our sport who were competing at this Classic countered the negative vibes with their support and endorsements without the “although, but, what if.”
What makes things worse is the utter lack of online footage about this historic event. I found a few short, low quality video clips on various blogs, but the only serious interview I found is several months old. Not even YouTube had a decent video of Kim!
I’ve lived in a lot of different places, but Halifax Nova Scotia has the worst drivers by far. I think it can be blamed on the fact that most of the people in the city grew up out in the country and simply don’t know how to drive in a city with more then 13 cars. In the winter things are particularly bad. Not only are there bad drivers, but the snow removal is pitiful. Of course, the only thing worse then the snow removal is the giant pot-holes all over every major road.
I could go on about the driving here, but instead I think these photos I took Friday morning sum things up pretty well.
Who knew recession would hit us fishermen so hard?
This past summer gas prices were over $1.60 a litre here in Eastern Canada. Even though I drive a pretty economical car, those prices kept me fishing close to home. I’m sure many boat owners fished less then usual this year due to the gas prices as well. Now gas prices are under $0.70 a litre, and I should be happy about that I guess, but I’m really just annoyed! Am I the only one that fished less as a result of the high gas prices?
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]
Earth Day 2013 is here! When is Earth Day? Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series [...]