People often ask me what is the number one reason I love to fish as much as I do?
And, my answers are quite simple.
1/ I was born to fish, period. It was in my parents DNA and transferred to me upon inception.
How else could you explain the fact I get up from a warm bed at three o`clock in the morning to ensure I am already on the water for that special daybreak topwater bass bite?
Or hold onto an ice cold reel handle with frozen fingers waiting for the next "tick" signalling my next walleye bite?
There was only one word possible in the english language to describe who and what I am, and that is "extreme", hence the show title, Extreme Angler TV.
And, its not even the catch that drives me to make thousands upon thousands of casts, pitches & flips a day, its the "hunt" that makes me stay on the water longer than most.
Get up earlier than most.
Stay focused and concentrate on "my job" a little harder than most.
The catch is only a bonus. Land it, take a few photos, release it.
I have too much respect for my prey to purposely injure or harvest any large fish in any way.
Because it was what we we`re meant to do!
We might have had other jobs along the way, but in our heart of hearts, we knew, the fishing game is where we belonged and made the sacrifices, took the risks and for some of us, reaped the rewards of making our living by chasing and catching these little finned creatures who swim!
Its not rocket science, or major heart surgery, its fishing!
And for some of us, thats all we ever wanted to do since birth and that is....GO FISHING!