Just Get There

A surprisingly good fishing vehicle, back in the salad days.

While channel surfing the other evening, I stumbled across a show called “Bait Car.”  This was NOT the bait-related fishing show I had hoped to see.  (However, it did bring back some memories.)

Unless you are very lucky, transportation of some sort often is required to reach a fishing destination. Before I was able to buy a truck, my fishing vehicle was a Chevrolet Lumina. It had a giant trunk that could accommodate a massive amount of tackle.  According to one sales consultant at #1 Brookville Chevrolet in Brookville, Pennsylvania, today I would have a difficult time finding any sedan that could match the ample storage under the front seats like my Lumina offered. Sometimes (before I was married), even I was surprised with what I found under there back in the day.  (A-hem)

Bassmaster Elite Series Pro Boyd Duckett owned a 1959 Johnson boat before he owned a vehicle.  Pro angler Skeet Reese used to drive an old truck; now he travels in this yellow and black beast.  And you have to love the hilarious Gerald Swindle (another Bassmaster Elite Series Pro) who recalled as a kid arriving at the lake with his fishing rod in a PVC pipe and duct tape rod holder strapped to the handlebars of his BMX bike.

Skeet’s Ride

If you look closely, there is a fishing net in the back. Is this Infinity a “bait car?”
So how do you get to your fishing destination?
Andy Whitcomb

Andy Whitcomb

Andy is an outdoor writer (http://www.justkeepreeling.com/) and stressed-out Dad has contributed over 380 blogs to takemefishing.org since 2011. Born in Florida, but raised on banks of Oklahoma farm ponds, he now chases pike, smallmouth bass, and steelhead in Pennsylvania. After earning a B.S. in Zoology from OSU, he worked in fish hatcheries and as a fisheries research technician at OSU, Iowa State, and Michigan State.