Blind Fishing Boat

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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Selecting the Right Fishing Rod By Feel

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As an angler without sight, understanding rod characteristics is extremely important. Just as my white cane conveys information by extending my reach, like a fishing rod, it also serves many other purposes. The following is a breakdown of the characteristics that make different rods better suited for accomplishing specific goals. Six Functions: Fishing rods perform six basic functions: Extend the angler’s arm to launch baits further and more accurately; Position and manipulate baits to impart action to simulate actual pray;…

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Building my own blind fishing boat

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Hello Lawrence, Due to an influx of money, I am serious about purchasing a porta-boat this year.  However, I must ask, where did you get your adaptive devices?  I know that you got your talking GPS from HumanWare.  Is it the Trekker breeze, or a different Model?  I ask that, because, they only have two different settings on the Trekker Breeze, with one setting for driving and another set for walking.  With that said, did you have a special model,…

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Blue Fish Radio Now on AMI Audio

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Some time ago I made the decision to let others take the credit for bringing Blue Fish Radio to the listening audience. I realized that while I could research, organize, record and edit each episode, there were others out there who could do a much better job at promoting the show. These broadcast channels include: Broadcasters: WRVO Reno Viola Outdoor Radio WRVO is a 24-7-365 web streaming service that features over 35 independent producers that all have the outdoors in…

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I Love My 6dot Braille Label Maker by Logantec.com

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Making braille labels by hand using dymo-tape can be a slow and painful process. It’s never something I look forward to, until now. I recently got my hands on one of the new 6dot braille label makers distributed by Logantech.com, and what an amazing device. I can now make Braille labels using the built-in braille keyboard quietly and effortlessly. The 6dot does all the hard work and cuts the tape when I’m done. Label making has never been easier. I’ve…

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Fly Fishing Streamers Blind for Colorado Rainbows Using Touch

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As my wife, two youngest, our two pups, and I were well into the second week of our 9-week 16,000 km tour of the western portion of the United States and Canada, there was no way we could drive by Denver Colorado without paying a visit to my good friend Lance Glaser. I first met Lance while co-organizing a fishing event with him in Miami for the No Barriers Summit. We took over 60 people with disabilities fishing, and then…

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