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AUGUST 2014 FEATURED ARTICLE

by Capt. Lanny Phillips   Call: 432-349-0353

Tigernet Fishing Guide Service - USCG Licensed/TPWD Certified

 

 

 

FISH FOR A LIFETIME...

 

Hello To Everyone!


I am going to cover several different topics in this August 2014 Article, so please stay with me, and here we go. There is an old saying, "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will be able to eat for a life time." Another way to phrase it, "You can take a man fishing and he can enjoy it for a day, Teach him how to fish, he can enjoy it for a lifetime." The ripple effect can go on for generations. Why do I bring this subject up...? I enjoy teaching people "how to fish"! Not just to catch a fish, but what years of experience has taught me is how to teach them to fish.

 

 

I do the same when I teach baseball. I learned from great coaches in elementary school to great coaches in college, to great Hall of Fame Managers when I played professionally with the Boston Red Sox. All one has to do is...pay attention...Priceless!


When we are out fishing, and you want to learn the techniques, the first thing I will ask you to do is to keep your rod tip straight up. If the rod is pointed down and directly at the your bait, you have a much less chance of catching a keeper Trout, or Red. The reasons are simple. A rod tip down and pointed at the fish is not utilizing the bend of the rod at all and the line is more likely to break on the initial strike. I use 30# Power Pro line that does not have any stretch, therefore a pole, or the line, could snap with a big enough fish. Needless to say your drag must be properly adjusted also. Remember a Trout's mouth is like notebook paper so treat it as such..."GENTLY". Red Fish are different. You have to set a hook fairly hard on a Red to get a stick and sometimes still do not catch 'em.


I have been talking about techniques, fishing line, and hook sets, but I would now like to go to the next subject the Guide/Client relationship. So many times a Guide will have new customers on board his boat that he has never fished. This is not an uncommon occurrence, but my suggestion is find a Guide you like and stay with them. He will know your strengths and weaknesses about fishing and no doubt should be able to help you more each time you book a trip with him. Have a great time and after all isn't that what it is all about...great memories?


 

 

I have a question for the readers, "Would you rather catch a boat load of fish by yourself, or catch a good box of fish with your Family????" Be truthful! What I try to do is inform the people I have on board my boat, or will have on board my boat, the children will get 75% to 80% of my time. Remember the first paragraph of this Article...'teach them how to fish'. Please notice the photo accompanying this Article of the Dad, who is my Son, wade fishing pulling one of his boys, obviously one of my grandsons around in the little boat. His other son, my other grandson, who is 9 years old, is wade fishing with me. Now sports fans to me that is... PRICELESS!!!

 

Fall fishing and the Red Fish "RUN" is around the corner.
Please contact us and "lets go catch you some memories".


 

Thank you,
Captain Lanny Phillips

CALL: 432-349-0353


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