Blind Fishing Boat

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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Fishing for Spring Crappy By Feel

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You often hear rumours about anglers who go fishing in spring and catch a hundred Crappy. The first thing we all ask, is where? Early ice-out conditions can be like fishing through the ice. The fish seem to be no where until finally you find them, and then they are in numbers that boggle the mind. Go back two weeks later, and it’s a totally different story. So why are Crappy so hard to find, and what explains their split…

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Feeling Fish Bite using the Dropshot Fishing Technique

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I recently received an inquiry from an angler about to purchase his first dropshot rod and was looking for advice on whether he could use a regular rod, or would need something more specific. I had to stop myself several times from pounding out a quick reply, and after reflecting more thoroughly on the question, I realized there’s no one answer. I personally have and use five different rods for dropshotting. Each is different, and each was adopted over time…

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Where can I get a Guide / Service / PTSD dog?

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Good afternoon Lawrence, My name is Evin. I was in a serious accident 4 years ago. I was hit from behind by a drunk driver while driving my ATV. I had injuries that have affected my vision and mobility. My case manager and rehab team have discussed and applied to the lions club of Canada, Oakville, Ontario for a guide dog. They have also discussed another option of PTSD service dog. I guess I am a little complicated because I…

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Fishing with Jigs by Touch Alone

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Ever wonder where the term “Jig” came from? Hunter-gatherers have been fashioning fish attractors using feathers and fur for thousands of years. These artificial baits would be jiggled on the end of a short strand of catgut. Fish that drew near to investigate would be speared. It wasn’t until much later that hooks were introduced. Early hooks were assembled with several fine bones or thorns tied together in the shape of a “V”. The use of various metals to add…

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New 14 Feel the Bite TV Interstitials for AMI TV

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Accessible Media Inc. broadcasts over cable TV and satellite into over 5-mmillion Canadian households. Andrew Morris, one of AMI’s young innovative producers, contacted me and asked if I would film a series of 2-4 minute TV interstitials for AMI TV. Interstitials are like commercials in that they are played between regular program offerings, but different in that they are primarily for conveying information and not to sell. I agreed, and came up with 20 possible options. We settled on 14….

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