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What is your favorite fishing show?

A) “Zona’s Awesome Fishing Show”

B) “Facts of Fishing”

C) “Bassmaster Elite Series”

D) “So you think you can Bill Dance”

E)  There are fishing shows?!

If you answered “E,” you might be missing out.

Okay, so I made up the title of Choice “D” but the Bill Dance Outdoors TV show has been on the air since 1968. There are many other fishing shows to choose from and, for those of us who just cannot get enough of fishing, even an entire channel devoted to fishing. WFN, the World Fishing Network “provides a daily escape for over 50 million recreational and sport fishing,” 24/7.

I prefer fishing shows that treat fish with respect, as the star of the show. Another quality I enjoy –  when the host is really having a great time, and is so enthusiastic that it makes me want to get out on the water afterwards.

Although I’m sure they don’t give away all their secrets, there are also tips and tricks galore. I frequently learn something new to try.  Maybe it is just a different time or place to use a known technique.  Sometimes just a slight change in the presentation can make the difference and really turn on the bite.

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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.