Blind Fishing Boat

Setting up the Depth Whisperer with a Lowrance Fish Finder

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Hi Lawrence, My name is Teri and my husband is legally blind and used to love to fish just recently he decided to give it another try. While on the internet he found your site with your product the Whisperer. My question is will the Whisperer work with any fish finder or just certain models and brands like the Lowrence brand? If so which model number do you use? Also, how do you hook them together to talk with one…

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Have you Heard of This?

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Greetings Lawrence, I’ve been following your podcasts with great interest. While they focus on Canada, the general topics also apply to the issues we face here in the U.S. as well. For example, I thought your podcast dealing with the pollution of our waterways was especially enlightening and motivated me to investigate the contamination levels in our various fish species here in Lake Barkley Kentucky where I do most all of my fishing. Lawrence, have you ever heard of bait…

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Never Too Old

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Hi I seen your web site I was looking if blind people fish, camp, backpack etc. I came across your site I am so glad you live a normal life you work have a family and you fish and do your other hobbies. I am chad, I am 45 I live in Wyoming in the USA I am legally blind. I was hurt by a baby sitter. I had a bad head injury that damaged my optic nerves, but I…

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Question about Sailing Blind

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Hello Lawrence, I have read with interest of your adventures on the Blind Fishing Boat for several years. I’ve always been fascinated with what you are doing, as I live full-time in North Vancouver aboard my 31-foot sailboat. So far, my friend and I have always sailed together, but we are planning to do offshore voyaging within the next year or two. My friend is sighted, but I am totally blind. Before I continue making inquiries into which GPS/chart plotter…

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Seven Storm Sensing Non-Visual Tips

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I spend a lot of days on the water, which means I’ve had to learn to use non-visual senses to alert me of approaching storms. Sure, you can simply go by the tell-tale storm clouds on the horizon, or the ancient sea-farer’s caution, “red skies in morn, sailors take warn”. But, sighted or not, summer storms can creep up on you pretty fast, and experience has taught me that the track of a really big storm has little to do…

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Friends of the Newly Blind

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Hi Lawrence I just found your site and so far I’m glad I did. One of my best friends lost his eye sight within 48 hrs 2 yrs ago from MS he had no warning signs or conditions before this happened. He hasn’t let it stop him though he just accepted by a service dog school in Michigan and leaves next month for a month of training and plans to return to school in the next couple of years. He…

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Craig Oliver Interviews Lawrence Gunther on Challenges in Change

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Craig Oliver has been working in television for more years than people can count. His interview style and ability to connect with his guests is legendary. Craig asked me to come on his show for a 23-minute interview as he recognized my story was unique. Different in that I don’t represent a person who has found a way to render my being blind inconsequential, or that I dedicate my life to helping other folks who are living with vision loss….

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Questions from a blind kayak enthusiast

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Hi Lawrence, This is XX from San Francisco. I found your website while I was searching about how to set up a boat that blind people can operate. I am a blind ocean enthusiast. I frequently go fishing and kayaking in and around the SF Bay Area. For A while I have been thinking to set up a fishing kayak that I can paddle solo. I read about your porta boat set up and I am wondering what kind of…

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Blind Angler’s International Tournament 2016

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I attended my first Blind Anglers International Tournament (BAIT) organized by area Lions in 1992 shortly after moving to the Ottawa area. I made a lot of good friends that weekend that I still keep in touch with to this day. It was in 2007 that I first fished the tournament in my own Blind Fishing Boat (see the article written in Outdoor Canada Magazine ) [http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/fishing-blind]. I’m still the first and only blind angler to have ever competed in…

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Catfish Fishing from Shore

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It may be the case that Canada’s capital Ottawa has one of the least developed and inaccessible shorelines anywhere in the world, but that doesn’t deter people from fishing. In spite of the limited shoreline access, we anglers still manage to partake in their sport in sight of Canada’s federal legislators and public service mandarins. No Doubt, fishing with friends after work is a great way to end the day. Spring fishing for catfish off Victoria Island behind Ottawa’s Parliament…

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